• 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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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June 23, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Tom Long
Detroit News
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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 Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D

May 26, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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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 Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

May 26, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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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 Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Comes off like a collection of TV actors doing somebody a favor.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 25, 2006
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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An adept cast that resists stereotyping keeps the plot humming.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

May 25, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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[Zakarin] keeps things clearly flat and primary, and the characters never become more than stereotype.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 25, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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There's not much new here, but the engaging cast ... keeps the formula reasonably fresh.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

May 25, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... we have a lot of stereotypes, but they're not done in a mean-spirited way.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

May 16, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Blends humor with heart for a satisfying, if predictable, experience.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 12, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Despite problems of tone and tempo, Steins is appealingly cast.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 12, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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A barrage of bad jokes, offensive stereotypes and dated reference points, the movie is like Meet the Fockers on overdrive.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

May 12, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A sitcom with enough big laughs and emotional truth to get audiences past awkward pacing and some slow spots.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 12, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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The cast is uniformly charming, while the script both promotes family values and tweaks stereotypes in the gentlest ways.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2006
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Director Scott Marshall and screenwriter Mark Zakarin pander to Jewish viewers the way Andy Garcia's The Lost City panders to Cuban Americans.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

May 12, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A fresh and lovable comedy about a dysfunctional Jewish family planning their son's bar mitzvah.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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What begins as a scathing but loving satire of materialism loses its way once it turns into a warmhearted after-school special...

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

May 12, 2006
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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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

May 11, 2006
John Anderson
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A movie full of contrivance and confection.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 11, 2006
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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As director, Scott Marshall displays an unsurprising flair for selling a joke, but also a fine sense of dramatic pacing and, even better, a gift for brevity, neither of which, it could be argued, are innate skills of his famous filmmaking family.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 11, 2006
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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While Marshall opted to pass up something dry and acidic in favor of a big bottle of Manischewitz, his movie is not without its pleasant charms, thanks to an energetic cast that manages to keep up with Marshall's highly amusing dad, Garry.

May 11, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 11, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Keeping Up With the Steins turns into a recipe to forget: chopped liver with 'heart.'

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

May 10, 2006
Ronnie Scheib
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A sure-fire audience-pleaser.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 9, 2006
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