The Family Man
The Family Man (2000)

Wall Street playboy, Jack Campbell is at the top of his professional game with little time for anything else. Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle drastically changes one snowy Christmas night when he unwittingly stumbles into the middle… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 22, 2000
DVD Release Date: July 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite good performances by Cage and especially by Leoni, The Family Man is too predictable and derivative to add anything new to the Christmas genre. Also, it sinks under its sentimentality.

Time Out

It's rare that an American movie lets slip such a snobbish distaste for the humdrum lives of its blue-collar audience base, but of course it doesn't last.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Too much of the movie is pure formula nonsense.

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Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Its emotional core makes it easy to appreciate as a classical (if not classic) entertainment.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A series of moments, sentimental and comic, that never do add up to a coherent fable.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

It's the sort of steamroller seasonal entertainment calculated to make us average folks out here feel temporarily warm and happy about our averageness.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Pleasant movie despite some predictability.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The outsize ticky tackiness of Jack's new life has been stitched together out of the broadest possible series of middle American clichés.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

The absolute choices it forces on its hapless hero are far too mutually exclusive to be credible.

Michael Dequina

Ratner isn't a capable enough director to work the alchemy needed to make this cheese into gold.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
Good storyline and a great film with Nicolas Cage making a great 'Family Man' character. A must see!
Conner Rainwater
Sort've an updated version of It's a Wondeful Life, so it's bound to make you get a little sentimental and vulnerable. The surprising thing about… More
xGary Xx
Corporate raider and hedonist playboy Nicolas Cage wakes up one morning to find himself living the life he would have led if he'd not chosen his career… More
KJ Proulx
I can't even begin to think about what this movie is about! After the first 20 minutes, I had no idea what was going on! The critics are mixed on this one,… More
Jay Hutchinson
Seems to rarely look at the theme it claims to convey--that married life is preferable to being single. What it really does is contrast being wealthy to being… More
Lenny Muggsy
Nicholas Cage has the same delivery in every role which benefits this Wonderful Life-esque movie. Good for the holidays. Don Cheadle takes up about 3… More