Instant Family Reviews

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December 17, 2018
Instant Family is a fun and entertaining movie that seeks nothing more than to make you spend a pleasant moment. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 13, 2018
Wahlberg and Byrne have great chemistry and excellent comedic timing. Moner is thoroughly believable as the smart, vulnerable, and conflicted older sister who accuses Ellie of being a fake mom and Pete of being a white savior.
December 6, 2018
Sean Anders' endearing, inspirational dramedy about a couple who fostered, then adopted three children.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 2, 2018
I don't know how this happened, but...INSTANT FAMILY is good. It's honest, it's funny, and it resists the temptation to drown the proceedings in sentimentality. Look, I'm as stunned as you.
November 30, 2018
Problems aside, if you're a sucker for a very blatant tear-jerker, you'll get what you came for. And if you're a bit of a Grinch like me, you might be pleasantly surprised. Set your expectations accordingly.
November 30, 2018
Instant Family is a semi-competent comedy, a solid tearjerker, and an exceptional tour through the foster parenting process.
November 29, 2018
What distinguishes Sean Anders's film is the use of irony, slapstick and the subversion of any monotone note in treating a very sensitive subject. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 29, 2018
The quick dialogue, the back and forth, the cussing, it just felt like a real family, and I appreciated that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 28, 2018
Beyond some low blows on its last part, the result is a correct exposure of the genre of laughter. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2018
An uplifting adventure apt to lead to an uptick in applications for adoptions
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 26, 2018
Wahlberg and Byrne convey just how committed these two are even as they're scared, terrified really, of doing the wrong thing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 26, 2018
How could any viewers, regardless of whether they are adopted, not embrace the most heartwarming (so far) film of the year?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 26, 2018
Instant Family isn't too schmalzy as a feel-good family movie, and it has a certain charm in its earnest appeal to tell a different story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 23, 2018
Funny and relatable.... The happy tears and good feelings it produces are well earned, not forced.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 20, 2018
The kids are great...there are moments that are real, but meant for comedic purposes. I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2018
...both Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne are at the top of their games, using their comedic licks without going over the line into slapstick or parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 19, 2018
A surprise of a film that will undoubtedly warm your heart. and make you want to tell your family how much they mean to you.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 18, 2018
Instant Family has its heart in the right place within a genre that has set the bar low.
November 17, 2018
The casting could not be better, and the story will warm even the Grinch's heart. This one is in for the long run and should keep audiences happy until Santa comes to call.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 17, 2018
While it's being an amiable comedy, it's preparing to get you right in the feels by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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