...a rare find, one that has a blast insulting our values and mocking our morals. Some people will laugh; others will protest. Either way, this movie isn't afraid to deliver a message. Simply put...it has balls.
—Blake French filmcritic.com
Thin as it is, Family Tree is no slog -- the droll, attentive performances by Davis and Mulroney are endearing, and the extraneous guest-star bits (including Christina Hendricks as a secretary, no less) and rambling B stories aren't overly distracting.
—Mark Holcomb Village Voice
...works better as a serious look at a family's second chance at happiness than when it pushes its darkly comic agenda about an Ohio community's various peccadilloes.
—Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times
...yet another movie in which the audience is encouraged to laugh at a dysfunctional family whose self-consciously quirky sitcom eccentricities are meant to somehow reflect something universal about All of Us.
—Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine
...a shallow, unfunny comedy...
—Stephen Holden New York Times