Step Brothers Reviews

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March 30, 2019
It isn't even the funniest movie I've seen this year. But it sure made me laugh.
November 17, 2011
The shouty variety of manchild comedy that Ferrell has cribbed from Jerry Lewis divides movie fans intensely. Here's the one we should put in the time capsule.
December 4, 2008
October 18, 2008
Unremittingly juvenile and irredeemably funny.
October 18, 2008
On its own terms, Step Brothers is hilarious. But it's a shame that the filmmakers didn't have more faith in the audience. Why resort to gross-out tactics when your premise is strong enough to allow for a more sophisticated approach?
September 19, 2008
One thing spoils the mood: for all the joy that Ferrell and Reilly take in brawling or whimpering like two-year-olds, immaturity is still seen as something to be overcome.
June 26, 2019
Step Brothers obviously isn't the most complex screenplay ever written, but Ferrell, McKay and Reilly (who all co-wrote the film) manage to milk plenty of comedy out of essentially a one-joke movie.
June 6, 2019
We've been down this path before with Ferrell, and at this point it feels like we're just walking in circles.
March 30, 2019
The film doesn't aspire to much. It's happy to milk laughs from creative swearing, goofy, childish behavior, and a hilarious digression that explains exactly why you should never wake a sleepwalker. It does all of this well.
March 30, 2019
It's a tad problematic, a mite disturbing and immensely funny.
March 30, 2019
That ranks as a major disappointment, considering the two goofballs portraying the title Step Brothers -- Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly -- are usually good for at least a few laughs.
March 30, 2019
While it's somewhat sweeter, if you will, than a typical Apatow flick, the ludicrous situations call for equally ludicrous behavior and statements.
March 30, 2019
Step Brothers, in sum, adheres to the grand tradition of Apatow-Animal House-American Pie tastelessness. I tried not to laugh -- but gave in to the guilty juvenile pleasures.
March 30, 2019
With their curly perms, slogan T-shirts (Life's a Beach, Spring Break '84 etc), nudie mags and Chewbacca masks, the stepbrothers make a nice comic pairing.
March 30, 2019
[The script] feels more like a series of dares than the blueprint for a movie. But damn if it doesn't work from beginning to end, thanks to the stars' near-psychotic commitment to their characters
March 30, 2019
The potentially gooey conclusion is leavened with cynical irreverence.
March 30, 2019
Though not as cleverly conceived or fully formed as Talladega Nights or Anchorman, this movie works because Ferrell and Reilly are completely believable as 13-year-olds stuck in 40-year-old bodies.
March 30, 2019
They're just a freak show, an excuse to give us such 'gags' as Reilly emitting the longest and noisiest fart in screen history, and Ferrell exposing his scrotum and wiping it over Reilly's drum kit.
March 30, 2019
This is a 15-minute sketch - based on crude humour -- stretched out to the length of a feature film. For Ferrell fans only.
March 30, 2019
Dull, ineptly paced, and lazy.
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