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Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!) Reviews

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 4, 2006
A fine farce about discovering the meaning of 'family' under peculiar circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Cynthia Dickison
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 13, 2006
Zany Zucker proves that 'German comedy' is no oxymoron, and that the country can at last find humor in its cultural and religious divide.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Derek Elley
April 6, 2006
A character-driven entertainment that stays just the right side of purely physical farce.
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
April 6, 2006
A diverting, mildly entertaining movie, far short of provoking the controversy (or hysterical laughter) it apparently prompted during its release in Germany.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 25, 2006
Go for Zucker! has one comic trope our capitalist society can definitely understand: the restorative power of a cash bonanza.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
March 3, 2006
Although Go for Zucker begins with the title character running, the movie just isn't up to speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 11, 2006
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James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly
February 9, 2006
German-made comedy is a rare enough export, but German-made Jewish comedy hasn't been seen abroad -- or in the Fatherland -- since the days of Adolf Hitler.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 8, 2006
The jokes aren't always funny, but that they come at all out of contemporary Germany gives this obstreperous social comedy -- a huge hit back home -- a modern punch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 20, 2006
Go for Zucker was a smash back home, where it was hailed as the first German comedy about Jews since World War II. But it will take more than that to make American audiences laugh.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
January 20, 2006
Go for Zucker has done well in its native country as the first postwar German-Jewish comedy, but its humor often seems so childish and meanspirited that you wonder what director and co-writer Dani Levy really had in mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
January 20, 2006
Go for Zucker is far from a perfect film but it brings easy laughter and joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 19, 2006
... the rare German movie calling itself a comedy that is actually funny, even if only in bits and pieces.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 17, 2006
Go for Zucker is mildly tasteless (natürlich), if not exactly uproarious.
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David Denby
New Yorker
January 17, 2006
The movie is raw-looking, and Levy throws the camera around as if it were a Teddy bear, but he controls the actors with calm professional skill --all the characters, beautifully developed in short scenes, are touching and slightly absurd at the same time.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 16, 2005
The exuberant physical comedy in Go for Zucker and the movie's entertaining sense of impropriety fail to produce a plausibly affecting finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
December 15, 2005
In director and co-writer Dani Levy's capable hands, Go for Zucker is less a comedy of religious manners than of Cold War nostalgia on par with 2003's Good Bye, Lenin!
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
December 8, 2005
Go for Zucker! cleaned up at this year's German film awards. But why should an American moviegoer see it? If you're looking for a reason, here's one: It might be the first funny German movie you've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: B