• 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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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Like the tacky and extravagant themed bar mitzvahs it spoofs, Keeping Up With the Steins isn't very subtle. It isn't particularly funny, either.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

June 9, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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By the time the Fiedlers are getting serious about their arguments and their hugs, we've grown to like them.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 9, 2006
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Oy vey! How many Jewish sitcom clichés can you fit into one movie?

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

June 9, 2006
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

'Why don't you just flush the money down the toilet?' asks one character. The same might be asked of the people who produced this bomb.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: F

June 8, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Exactly like "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," only without the Greeks or the sense of humor.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1/4

June 8, 2006
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

A cute and worthy idea that could've used better execution.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

June 8, 2006
Eric D. Snider

Scott Marshall has managed to make a film as bad as one of his dad's.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D

June 8, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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A winningly sincere and warmly humorous film about an ancient Jewish milestone in the time of Martha Stewart.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2006
Rubin Safaya

...the director treats this movie much in the same way he treats the religion--an endless series of blindly-adhered liturgies, the deeper history and meaning of which is never fully contemplated.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

June 2, 2006
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

There are no laughs in Keeping Up with The Steins, which is problematic, since it appears to think it's a comedy.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

June 1, 2006
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor

Marshall's directorial debut neatly balances reverence, farce, and family values.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

June 1, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's not the kind of comedy that makes you laugh till your face hurts, but it'll give your smile muscles a good workout.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 1, 2006
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Not as funny as it could have been, but close enough.

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May 30, 2006
Jim Judy
Screen It!

Occasionally cute, the film is far better when satirizing competitive parents than it is during the dysfunctional family moments.

Full Review Source: Screen It! | Original Score: 4/10

May 30, 2006
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

Peopled as it is with stereotypes, it's easy to see the script the way Rose sees Irwin: 'Is that you, under all that oldness?'

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

May 27, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Had Scott Marshall and screenwriter Mark Zakarin honed their knives sharper, they could have made genuine mirth out of this.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

May 26, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The tribute to an aging parent is moving and gives this routine comedy an extra something.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

There are minutes -- long, stretched minutes -- when you might easily think: Enough already.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

May 26, 2006
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Not a total loss, but it's disappointing, given what the movie might have been. It might have been more than a lengthy sitcom.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 2/5

May 26, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Shooting a comedy, like telling a joke, demands a sense of rhythm, and Scott is no dancer -- he keeps tripping against the grain of the humour.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

May 26, 2006
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