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.
March 30, 2019
The potentially gooey conclusion is leavened with cynical irreverence.
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.
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?
October 18, 2008
Step Brothers is the latest movie from Adam McKay, the director of Anchorman and Talladega Nights, and, like those two fine entertainments, it rejoices in making a virtue of its own rampant stupidity.
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.
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
Funny as it is watching balding middle-aged men clowning like eight-year-olds - particularly when it involves Ferrell man-crying - it soon starts to grow old when that's all the script has to offer.
August 29, 2008
For a while their stupid rivalry, insults and petulant displays of outrage are funny, but like the talented child who won't be quiet for a second, the act eventually begins to grate.
August 29, 2008
Adam McKay's movie hits inspiration often enough to overcome its pedestrian plot, and the sight of Ferrell bawling like a baby somehow gets funnier each time.
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.
August 29, 2008
It's no Anchorman, but it's several steps in the right direction.
July 30, 2008
Step Brothers signals another era of American comedy: It's the sort of thing that will assist future scholars in crafting histories of 21st-century stupidity.
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 26, 2008
Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay founded the acclaimed "Funny or Die" website. On this movie, I vote "die."
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