Keeping Up With The Steins Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 18, 2007
Pleasant little comedy with some good performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
Will it all turn out? What do you think? Part of the fun is in watching how, although one's enjoyment of the movie will depend on many factors. Comedy, of course, is a very subjective medium; what some find hilarious, others won't. At the screening I atte
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
December 30, 2006
... the comedy is too timid to really make much of a satirical statement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com
November 15, 2006
a stiff would-be comedy filled with talented stars and very few laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
Entertaining on all three levels: as Jewish comedy, as Jewish satire and as universal comedy
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 8, 2006
...benefits greatly from the mere presence of Jeremy Piven...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
October 31, 2006
A long slog of family cliché and idiotic coming-of-age yuks thrown at us with the subtlety of a naked Garry Marshall.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 25, 2006
Although there is nothing offensive about the film, there is nothing particularly amusing or enlightening about it, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 6, 2006
Aside from the first 15 minutes and the last five or so, the film just isn't very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
June 24, 2006
Keeping Up With the Steins isn't a bad film -- it just devolves into the limp sort of schmaltzy conclusion you keep hoping it will avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
June 19, 2006
...you don't have to be Jewish to have fun with Keeping Up With the Steins, but it couldn't hurt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
June 17, 2006
A toothless commentary on suburban jealousy, with familial strain mixed in at random.
| Original Score: 2/4
Mack Bates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 16, 2006
Squanders a premise that's filled with comic gold by playing it too safe.
| Original Score: 2/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 16, 2006
a sometimes charming, completely predictable comedy that might be the pilot episode for a TV series you will forget to watch every week.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 15, 2006
Hollywood nepotism is served up with the gefilte fish in a stunningly unfunny bar mitzvah comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 14, 2006
The life lessons tossed around like seeds aren't especially original, earthshaking or inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
June 10, 2006
Think of this benign, not-so-kosher cultural comedy as "My Big Fat Jewish Bar Mitzvah."
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
June 9, 2006
Excellent casting lifts this sitcomlike script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 9, 2006
It's not meant to be uproarious. But even as comfort food, Steins can't keep up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
June 9, 2006
Offering wan comedy where it should bite and trite homilies in lieu of real emotion, it's a tired, dated and forgettable film about which the best that can be said is it could have been worse.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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