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Metascore

Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Cage gives a performance that invites audiences to lay cynicism aside in a romantic fable.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Cage and Leoni make it offbeat.
75
New York Daily News
Cage is a wonderful light comedian; were someone to remake "It's a Wonderful Life," he'd be on the short list for the role of George Bailey. And Leoni is Donna Reed, reborn.
63
Chicago Sun-Times
Sweet, light entertainment, but could have been more.
63
USA Today
Despite solid acting, it's a fantasy for those who don't know jack about what really makes for a wonderful life.
63
A holiday fable that's not destined for immortality but goes down more easily than most of the pap Hollywood tries to feed us every Christmas.
58
Entertainment Weekly
Schlock weeper.
50
Chicago Tribune
I didn't believe it, and I don't think the people who made The Family Man did either.
50
Miami Herald
Sidesteps from the premise of "It's a Wonderful Life" far enough to avoid copyright charges, but not far enough to avoid unfavorable comparisons
50
New York Post
Beyond the cliched diaper-changing scenes and the oh-so-predictable romantic complications, the film inadvertently insults its presumed target audience.
40
Rolling Stone
Starting to feel sick? Just you wait.

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