• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Scott Marshall
    In Theaters:
    May 12, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 31, 2006
  • Miramax Films


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Keeping Up With The Steins Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Pleasant little comedy with some good performances.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

January 18, 2007
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

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 Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

January 11, 2007
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

... the comedy is too timid to really make much of a satirical statement.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 30, 2006
Norm Schrager

a stiff would-be comedy filled with talented stars and very few laughs.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 15, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Entertaining on all three levels: as Jewish comedy, as Jewish satire and as universal comedy

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 10, 2006
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...benefits greatly from the mere presence of Jeremy Piven...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 8, 2006
David Cornelius

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

October 31, 2006
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Although there is nothing offensive about the film, there is nothing particularly amusing or enlightening about it, either.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

October 25, 2006
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

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

July 6, 2006
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

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 Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

June 24, 2006
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

...you don't have to be Jewish to have fun with Keeping Up With the Steins, but it couldn't hurt.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 3/4

June 19, 2006
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly

A toothless commentary on suburban jealousy, with familial strain mixed in at random.

| Original Score: 2/4

June 17, 2006
Mack Bates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Squanders a premise that's filled with comic gold by playing it too safe.

| Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2006
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a sometimes charming, completely predictable comedy that might be the pilot episode for a TV series you will forget to watch every week.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 16, 2006
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Hollywood nepotism is served up with the gefilte fish in a stunningly unfunny bar mitzvah comedy.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 1/4

June 15, 2006
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The life lessons tossed around like seeds aren't especially original, earthshaking or inspiring.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

June 14, 2006
Susan Granger

Think of this benign, not-so-kosher cultural comedy as "My Big Fat Jewish Bar Mitzvah."

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 6/10

June 10, 2006
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Excellent casting lifts this sitcomlike script.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 9, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's not meant to be uproarious. But even as comfort food, Steins can't keep up.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

June 9, 2006
Shawn Levy

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 Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C-

June 9, 2006
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