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.
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.
August 29, 2008
Dude, the film so totally happens to be great.
August 29, 2008
This goofy comedy is a DVD rental only.
August 29, 2008
Digestible if you can stomach the crude nostalgia. A disaster if you expect art and crafts.
August 29, 2008
Despite some obvious flaws, 'Step Brothers' remains a hugely enjoyable, well-constructed slice of lowbrow Saturday night entertainment, leaving Ferrell's position as the reigning king of US comedy secure for a while longer.
July 28, 2008
Don't watch it on an airplane, don't check it out on cable, don't walk past the bargain basement bin where it's been sold.
July 25, 2008
Brideshead Revisited, it turns out, deserves a revisit.
July 25, 2008
There's a good subject for satire here, the extended adolescence of American kids. But satire presupposes maturity, or at least some perspective.
July 25, 2008
The concept is inherently funny, but the plot grows thin and the laughs grow fewer once the premise is established.
July 25, 2008
A movie of unrelenting idiocy featuring boorish behaviour, unrealistic character development and ludicrous plotting.
July 25, 2008
Ferrell, the Hollywood star most notorious for going naked in his movies, shows off only his belly, and that for a teasing second. For most of the rest of the time, you'll be reveling in, or enduring, one more exhibition of grown men playing children.
July 25, 2008
It doesn't rank high in the lowbrow-comedy genre that has produced legitimately smart entries such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin or Knocked Up, but it does succeed as a token contender by delivering real laughs at the expense of intelligence and decency.
July 25, 2008
Stupid, crude and hilarious, Step Brothers works by sneaking past our better judgment.
July 25, 2008
It's not subtle, not the cleverest thing Apatow has put his name on. But for lowdown, cheap and dirty laughs, it's pretty hard to beat Reilly and Ferrell, riffing, trashing and trash-talking each other for 94 mostly mean, sometimes manic minutes.
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