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Keeping Up With The Steins Reviews

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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
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 11, 2006
A tweener in every respect: It hasn't the nerve to offend anyone, yet it hasn't the flavor of warm-hearted comfort food.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 8, 2006
Exactly like "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," only without the Greeks or the sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
May 11, 2006
Scene-stealing by Gary Marshall and Jeremy Piven does little to salvage a weak, corny satire of the bar-mitzvah ritual.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 1, 2006
There are no laughs in Keeping Up with The Steins, which is problematic, since it appears to think it's a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
June 8, 2006
Scott Marshall has managed to make a film as bad as one of his dad's.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 25, 2006
[Zakarin] keeps things clearly flat and primary, and the characters never become more than stereotype.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 26, 2006
Had Scott Marshall and screenwriter Mark Zakarin honed their knives sharper, they could have made genuine mirth out of this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 11, 2006
A pleasant coming-of-age story is too often brushed aside for goofy shtick involving grandpa and his younger, hippie girlfriend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
June 2, 2006
...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.
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
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
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John Anderson
Newsday
May 11, 2006
A movie full of contrivance and confection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 11, 2006
Keeping Up With the Steins begins as a growling, razor-toothed satire of carnivorous consumption in Hollywood. But after the first half-hour, those growls subside into whimpers.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
May 25, 2006
Comes off like a collection of TV actors doing somebody a favor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
May 26, 2006
We get the distinct feeling this film has been made by people who don't really want to offend their friends, who would rather spend a million dollars impressing others as opposed to throwing it away on hunger relief or American education.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 26, 2006
The specificity of the indulged lives in this film is delivered so ineptly that it seems as if rich kids have been shooting home movies in their own back yards. Which may be the case.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Gary Goldstein
Reel.com
May 12, 2006
It ends up feeling as stale as week-old bagels and lox.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
June 24, 2006
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Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 23, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
November 3, 2006
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