• R, 1 hr. 23 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:    Mark Duplass , Jay Duplass
  • In Theaters:    Mar 16, 2012 Limited
  • On DVD:    Jun 19, 2012
  • Paramount Vantage

Jeff Who Lives at Home Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013

Lacking compelling characters, this comedy never fully works as a cohesive whole.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
March 15, 2012

It feels incomplete and the ending is entirely too convenient. We've seen all of this before.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
March 14, 2012

For the most part, this is a boys-will-be-boys movie that excuses everything its pair of protags do in the name of some sort of cosmic order.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
March 16, 2012

Jeff, Who Lives at Home is fine as an outline for a film, but the Duplass brothers fail to finish the thought.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
May 9, 2012

Nothing much happens until a preposterously contrived and melodramatic climax.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
March 16, 2012

It's short of that essential added spectacle, the visceral, tumultuous event that really shakes up the characters and creates a journey worth taking.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Douglas
September 18, 2011

The type of lazy storytelling we've come to expect from actual studio movies with not a particularly fulfilling way to end the movie

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
March 15, 2012

Segel ... seems to be staking his claim on just about any sweet, clueless character that comes along. He should be more discriminating.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Stephen Silver
The Trend
October 30, 2011

Three funny and likable people not given a chance to be funny or likable

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
May 10, 2012

A squandering of space, time and actor/part-time screenwriter Jason Segel, last seen revivifying the Muppets.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Tallerico
March 16, 2012

I SO want to love "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," but this dude is too often stuck in the creative basement.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5.0
Matt Pais
March 15, 2012

[The Duplass brothers] start in the corner and never get out, wrapping a weak idea around characters that spend too much time as Dopey and Grouchy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 15, 2012

A good cast and some comic moments make "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" an intermittently engaging sit, but even at an economical 84 minutes, it takes too long to get to places that are all too obvious to see from a distance.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
Top Critic
March 15, 2012

A sitcom would set these events in motion and 22 minutes later have them solved. This is a sitcom at four times the length, 10 percent the amusement, and triple the amount of nauseating photography.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
Top Critic
March 13, 2012

Oh, goody, another movie about Lumberus manchildus.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Adams
Globe and Mail
Top Critic
March 16, 2012

It's boring.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
March 15, 2012

There are some funny scenes in which the two brothers spy on the wife, who may be having an affair, but the movie's climax is a badly contrived attempt to ratify Jeff's notion of personal destiny.

Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
March 28, 2012

With their fourth film, Mark and Jay Duplass achieve the seemingly impossible. Against all odds, they've managed to make a comedy that harnesses the considerable talents of Jason Segel and Ed Helms, but never quite gets around to being funny.

Todd Jorgenson
March 16, 2012

It's a pretty thin concept for a feature, with some potent one-liners and sight gags that are more sporadic than consistent.

Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 15, 2012

There's something to be admired in this new interest in a macro lens on the universe's workings. If only it didn't take wading through so much drear to get to that divine.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 10, 2012

Dark Horizons
April 10, 2012

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