Keeping Up With The Steins Reviews

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Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 18, 2007
Pleasant little comedy with some good performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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
Top Critic
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
June 9, 2006
Excellent casting lifts this sitcomlike script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Michael Booth
Denver Post
June 9, 2006
By the time the Fiedlers are getting serious about their arguments and their hugs, we've grown to like them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
June 2, 2006
A winningly sincere and warmly humorous film about an ancient Jewish milestone in the time of Martha Stewart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
June 1, 2006
Marshall's directorial debut neatly balances reverence, farce, and family values.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 1, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
May 30, 2006
Not as funny as it could have been, but close enough.
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 26, 2006
The tribute to an aging parent is moving and gives this routine comedy an extra something.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 26, 2006
Warm, witty, and sitcom-obvious -- a genuine audience pleaser that's built to wring laughs of pained recognition from anyone who has survived a bar mitzvah as either a participant or an observer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 26, 2006
Like a really good sale at Lieberman's, this has some lovely, unexpected surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
May 25, 2006
An adept cast that resists stereotyping keeps the plot humming.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 25, 2006
There's not much new here, but the engaging cast ... keeps the formula reasonably fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 16, 2006
... we have a lot of stereotypes, but they're not done in a mean-spirited way.
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 12, 2006
Blends humor with heart for a satisfying, if predictable, experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 12, 2006
If its ribbing lacks teeth, it's also 100 percent free of spite and snooty meanness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald
November 3, 2006
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 23, 2006

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2006
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