The In-Laws
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When prospective fathers-in-law Steve Tobias and Jerry Peyser meet for the first time to celebrate their children's upcoming marriage, the cake hits the fan. Dr. Jerome Peyser is a mild-mannered podiatrist with a well-organized daily routine designed to eliminate all possible sources of stress. Meanwhile, daredevil CIA operative Steve Tobias moves through life like a heat-seeking missile. His average day consists of dodging bullets, stealing private jets and negotiating with international arms smugglers. Now he's giving potential father-of-the-bride Jerry a serious case of pre-nuptial… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Humdrum direction fails to elevate an already bankrupt idea from its relentless doldrums."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"This In-Laws isn't a disaster, it's just not very good."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"This movie has more misfires than hits."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Like most weddings, it's more tedious than terrific. The humour is one note, with the same jokes being told and retold throughout the film."
‑ Terri Clark, Apollo Guide
"It's good to see Douglas, who's so good at those nasty Gordon Gekko types, take on a comic role but he has little chemistry with Brooks"
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
"Amazingly, the two versions have hit the casting bull's-eye twice in 24 years to provide superior entertainment."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Funny, if a bit broad."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Medíocre se analisada isoladamente, esta refilmagem se torna ainda mais constrangedora quando comparada ao divertido original."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"...a tepid remake at best and a dreary exercise in wastefulness at worst."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"scriptwriters fill in plotting gaps with unnecessary jokes at the expense of minorities, as the story heads towards a deflated, kind of begrudgingly happy ending"
‑ Mark Adnum, FILMINK (Australia)
"One of the problems with The In-Laws is that it spends as much time with the uninteresting and unfunny wedding story as it does with the spy stuff."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Its laughs are sweet-natured, and Heaven knows the lead players earn every one."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"A sloppy excuse for 95 minutes of celluloid . . . Andrew Fleming's film should be outlawed for its sheer laziness alone."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"The kind of sequel-and-remake overkill that turns Hollywood on-and on and on."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"If the CIA really did every-thing so openly as one of its operatives does in The In-Laws, it's amazing any of them could stay under cover."
‑ Michael Drakulich, Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)
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