Descendants, The

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune."

Overall Ranking: 784 (Rank from 2011: # 29)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 40.91%
Half-Popped 9.09%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown93(full review)
Entertainment Blur Rob92(full review)
Kevin McCarthy90(full review)
Skooch90(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread87(full review)
Duke And The Movies85(full review)
Colin Carman85(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik85 - Bittersweet family drama set in Hawaii. Shailene Woodley's presence makes it even better to watch, one of the highlights of 2011.
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Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes80(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch80 - A dark family drama set in paradise is the only example you need to accurately portray the film's originality.
Chris of This Is Madness75 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
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Thomas Pollock70
Patrick Devitt70
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick69(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest62(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman60(full review)

People Involved

  • George Clooney (Matt King)
  • Judy Greer (Julie Speer)
  • Matthew Lillard (Brian)
  • Shailene Woodley (Alexandra)
  • Beau Bridges (Cousin Hugh)
  • Robert Forster (Scott Thorson)
  • Michael Ontkean (Cousin Milo)
  • Rob Huebel (Mark Mitchell)
  • Mary Birdsong (Kai Mitchell)
  • Matt Corboy (Cousin Ralph)
  • Nick Krause (Sid)
  • Amara Miller (Scottie King)
  • Milt Kogan (Dr. Johnston)
  • Scott Michael Morgan (Barry Thorson)
  • Alexander Payne (Director)
  • Alexander Payne (Director)
  • Nat Faxon (Director)