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Dealing With Idiots Reviews

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
August 15, 2013
"Dealin' With Idiots," a sort of "Waiting for Guffman" for Little League, isn't a great movie, but it's a heck of a lot better than its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Justin Chang
Variety
July 19, 2013
[A] flat, aimless comedy skewering the parents of junior baseball players.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 18, 2013
The movie was largely improvised, which lends itself more to scenes than a feature-length film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 18, 2013
There are a few inspired moments, but Garlin goes for easy laughs, and the actors' broad improvisations often fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2013
This isn't actually a movie about kiddie sports - it's a movie about Garlin interviewing the other parents and players to see if there's an interesting movie to be made at all. Answer: There isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Andy Webster
New York Times
July 16, 2013
The results are amusing if predictably mild.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
July 16, 2013
The whole project is mean-hearted and lazy, and it dawdles in repetition and dead air as if it's got a 14-show TV season to spin out.
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Sam Adams
Time Out
July 16, 2013
Essentially an overlong, off-brand episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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July 16, 2013
A largely improvised ensemble piece about a comedian who decides that his son's Little League team would make an interesting subject for a movie. It doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
July 11, 2013
Surprise is the spark of laughter, which may explain why this seldom generates any.