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Step Brothers Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2014
You only needed one look at the poster for Step Brothers to know exactly what this film would be like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ali Gray
October 14, 2012
Step Brothers is unashamedly dumb, unoriginal and downright offensively childish. But aren't these the very same reasons why people like these movies?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
McKay and co. manage to pull off a strangely heart-warming finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 1, 2009
Step Brothers is a rowdy, rambunctious, fitful, against-the-wall comedy. Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and director writer Adam McKay heave comedy, like spaghetti, against the wall. About half sticks; the other half makes a real mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 31, 2009
... surpreendente que, em meio a tanta estupidez, o filme seja realmente engraçado e consiga criar dois personagens tão carismáticos, chegando a incluir, aqui e ali, momentos que, de uma forma sutil, se revelam tocantes.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 21, 2008
...flat-out entertaining...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 29, 2008
When Step Brothers is funny, it's hilarious. But when it isn't funny, the second hand of your watch sounds peculiarly loud.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Charity
October 18, 2008
Unremittingly juvenile and irredeemably funny.
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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?
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rebecca Murray
October 18, 2008
No one can play a 40-year-old obliviously immature man-child like Will Ferrell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

National Post
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/4

The Australian
October 3, 2008
It's clear that much of what is on the screen is there because writers Ferrell and McKay found it funny, not because it serves the plot.
Pete Hammond
October 1, 2008
A sometimes amusing, occasionally hilarious summer laugh fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 19, 2008
Like toothpaste from a tube, every last laugh is squeezed from this absurd premise, where both men pushing forty act like they're 14. Surprisingly, it's enough to make it work.
Pauline Adamek
FILMINK (Australia)
September 19, 2008
Thanks to their ability to convincingly portray adults who have never emotionally advanced beyond their pre-adolescent years, Ferrell and Reilly perfectly inhabit these obnoxious yet hilarious characters.
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
September 19, 2008
Between occasional guffaws and more frequent hand-over-mouth, oh-my-God moments, I started to think about where American comedy has come from and where it's going.
September 8, 2008
There is a plot, but it only exists to give Ferrell and Reilly some focus for their juvenilia. While this sounds like a negative comment, it's actually not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
August 29, 2008
Dude, the film so totally happens to be great.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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