See it if you must see the actors. Performances are good.
Don't see it if white male self indulgence + self pity at its best. Embarrassing at times. Unnecessarily long. Boring.
See it if If you are a super fan of one of the actors and want to see them in a boring play. It’s well acted but was a chore to get through it.
Don't see it if You dislike slow or meandering plays. I thought so many times “who cares?” “What’s the point of this?”. I wish I left in the middle of it.
See it if you enjoy Nathan L being irascible. Zoe W is strong, too, altho underused. Occasional good lines.
Don't see it if you want profundity. Banal revelations. Danny B's character annoys; he leaves his own children. Miscasting. NL is 67 playing dad to DB 58. Read more
See it if you want to enjoy a wonderfully written, directed, acted and staged play that touches on careers and family relationships with grace & humor
Don't see it if you do not appreciate the value of family relationships and memories or cannot sit for nearly two hours.
See it if You like to laugh, enjoy family stories, fans of Lane, Burstein & Wanamaker, appreciate good performances, like true stories
Don't see it if You have parental issues especially regarding your career, frustrated by stubborn characters, not fond of laugh out loud comedies
See it if you like an intelligent and well acted play about family, not a crazy family but a normal one. See 3 great actors in action.
Don't see it if you don't like stories about families or don't like Nathan Lane. He really stands out in this performance. Read more
See it if poignant at times, N Lane gets laughs as irascible father; D Burstein as son draws you in by speaking directly 2 audience
Don't see it if paint by numbers script; groan-worthy humor; inner "revelations" underwhelming; why need play if chrctrs don’t transcend their photos?
See it if U would like a peek into a family who love each other but have their issues. Moving, touching and funny wrapped into a family's lifetime.
Don't see it if No reason not to see this play. It involves so many aspects of family relations from bad to good, happy to sad, touching and funny. The Read more
“At just 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission, a play should not feel padded, but it does. Still, it is hardly without its pleasures: It’s funnier than expected, and Sher’s poetic naturalism as he creates stage pictures is always moving to watch. “
“White’s ‘Pictures From Home’ sometimes feels like an illustrated lecture about itself, and of images that are meant to say enough on their own.”
“ ‘Pictures From Home,’ the play, ends up being a very good argument for ‘Pictures From Home,’ the memoir, but not much of one for itself.”
“Sultan’s portraiture was a combination of candid and staged, exquisitely composed in a way that Sher’s production is not...Everything onstage looks cold by contrast.”
“It's only in the last ten minutes that the show seems to tap into Sultan's work on a deeper level...In those final moments — tender, mournful, gently profound — ‘Pictures’ finds its way home.”
“Nice acting and sensitive direction characterize “Pictures From Home,”...But, dramatically speaking, it’s a bore.”
“...’Pictures From Home’ remains two-dimensional. It’s more a comic gloss on the family’s sometimes fractious but loving relationships than the more searching examination of the images we project, in photos and in life, in contrast to the murkiness of our interior lives, that the play seems to be striving toward.”
“Sharr White's Broadway adaptation of Larry Sultan's photo memoir is part sitcom — with laugh lines for Nathan Lane — and part family weepie. There's no intimacy amidst the broad strokes and bathos.”