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Spanglish Reviews

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July 11, 2016
It would be a tour de force in a film with focus, but Spanglish-at its most basic... is all over the... place.
April 23, 2019
Spanglish eventually comes off as compromised and awkward as its hybrid title suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 16, 2004
You could show it to terrorists to incite their hatred of America, that's how stupidly misguided it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
December 21, 2004
Brooks, fumbling around with too many characters and too many issues, can't find the heart of the story or give heart to the part of it he chose to focus on.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 26, 2004
...less like an acknowledgment of the changing American demographic or an essay on the peculiar common madness of parenthood than a particularly dull-witted sitcom
Read More | Original Score: C
December 16, 2004
What I just hate is the way Spanglish slips into phony tricks and easy laughs whenever the going gets tough, which is to say whenever the story focuses on Leoni's character.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 11, 2004
Oh, those wacky white folks!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 19, 2004
It needs to be trimmed, toned and focused better before it is put on public display -- but since it's too late for that, it probably just needs to be disregarded.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 8, 2004
A neurotic wife hires a drop-dead gorgeous, Mexican housekeeper and then insists she spend 3 months in Malibu with the family. Yeah, wives do that all the time.
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December 17, 2004
So rancid is Brooks's fury that it's clouded his judgment, so that each of his main characters is a stereotype of the most broad-brush, malodorous nature.
December 9, 2004
Short on real drama and incident and long on tedium thanks to one irredeemably neurotic central character.
December 17, 2004
Sometimes Brooks's ideas are legitimate, but his way of putting them across is dishonest. Sometimes the ideas are dishonest, but his way of putting them across is legitimate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2006
This is Hollywood liberal humanism as muted join-the-dots melodrama, all carefully calculated colouring, broad outlines, and no room for fruitful digression.
January 24, 2005
Nobody breathes in "Spanglish"--they just exhale, scream, blather and sigh. And then they do it again. And then they do it again.
| Original Score: D
December 17, 2004
A mixed bag as a comedy, with some genuine moments of emotional power but far too many awkward and irritating scenes.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
December 19, 2004
Every moment in Spanglish feels preordained, as if the characters themselves had read the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 16, 2005
As ótimas atuações contribuem para que a primeira metade funcione como um bom estudo de personagens; é aí que o melodrama toma conta da história e enfraquece este longo filme.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2005
Phony bourgeois film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 14, 2004
As pedestrian as its marital and parental conflicts may be, Spanglish utterly crumbles when it probes matters of cultural identity.
December 16, 2004
As a TV sitcom veteran, Brooks knows how to fashion a button-pushing formula. But the buttons on this board are too numerous and their prodding more conspicuously annoying.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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