The Addams Family
The Addams Family (1991)

The eccentric lifestyle of the Addams family is threatened when the family attorney and a greedy mother/son team conspire to steal the family fortune.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 22, 1991
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2000
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The movie is peppered with amusing sight gags and one-liners, but the disjointed script doesn't cohere into a successful whole.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

They're creepy and they're predictable? Mysterious and rather tame?

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Despite inspired casting and nifty visual trappings, the eagerly awaited Addams Family figures as a major disappointment.

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Melissa Camacho
Common Sense Media

Dark comedy with macabre humor for teens.

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Time Out

Ooky the Addamses may be, subversive they ain't; it plays like a paean to the nuclear family.

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Time Out

Ooky the Addamses may be, subversive they ain't; it plays like a paean to the nuclear family.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Deliciously sick and delightfully cast.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

An extended collection of one-liners and not much more.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film's aimlessness and repetitiveness eventually become draining.


A twisted treat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Taking inspiration from both Charles Addams's New Yorker cartoons and (especially) the 1960s TV series, this was cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld's… More
Zach Brehany
A rather large part of my childhood has always been The Addams Family. From the time I was in elementary school, there was just something about this bizarre… More
Phil Hubbs
Of course we all know what this is based on, the excellent cartoons of one Charles Addams, his macabre little sketches were visually simple yet highly… More
Kevin M. Williams
Charles Addams tongue-in-cheek, in- joke cartoons about uber cosmo New Yorkers against the without-a-clue rest of us is given an entertaining screen treatment… More
Alex roy
This is a fun little comedy horror film that should appeal comedy fans as much as horror fans alike. Barry Sonnenfeld has had a hit and miss career as a… More
Jim Careter
I actually enjoyed this family fun movie, even with the weird storyline.