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Casa de mi padre Reviews

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 6, 2012
Odd, intermittently amusing but wholly unsatisfying, an oddball experiment that simply doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic
March 27, 2012
As a low-budget independent not necessarily intended for a broad audience, Casa doesn't have to bow to the middle-of-the-road multiplex appeal that handcuffs many SNL-pedigreed films. That works to the film's great benefit.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
March 17, 2012
I tend to be amused by Ferrell in most circumstances, and the things I like about him - his bizarre sensibilities hidden beneath a mainstream exterior, his unwavering sincerity regardless of his characters' absurdity - are on display here.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dana Stevens
Slate
March 16, 2012
I regard Casa de Mi Padre as an interesting but failed experiment.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 16, 2012
Ferrell is an hombre loco. Mi gusta.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
March 16, 2012
Will Ferrell tiene cojones grandes.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 16, 2012
A product as cheap, empty and worth of a good beating as a piņata.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
March 16, 2012
For a movie with basically one idea -- spoofing the telenovela -- "Casa" is determined to take it as far as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 16, 2012
Really, Casa de mi Padre is a skit blown up to a feature flick, amusing for a while until its welcome wears out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
March 16, 2012
As a full-length feature, "Casa" is simply a funny concept that starts to go stale around the 10-minute mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
March 16, 2012
It's perfect for a short clip on FunnyorDie.com. Padded out to feature length, with a bunch of other slight and unmemorable laughs, it wears thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
March 15, 2012
It's really strange, and it's really subtitled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
March 15, 2012
Is "Casa de Mi Padre" brilliant or pointless? Indubitably it's both, as Ron Burgundy might put it.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 15, 2012
This very funny spoof of telenovelas and classic Mexican westerns is decidedly offbeat and absurdly daffy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
March 15, 2012
A lot of the film unrolls like wasted opportunities, placeholders between the cheesy musical interludes and ludicrous Peckinpah-esque violence.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 15, 2012
"Casa de Mi Padre" demands that you not take it seriously, and for the most part that's easy to do.
| Original Score: 3/5
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March 15, 2012
The film feels ultimately hollow, perhaps because mocking soap operas is the comic's equivalent of shooting fish tacos in a barrel.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 15, 2012
It's a solid short film stretched to Silly Putty thinness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 15, 2012
Ferrell, as he's done in Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, walks undaunted through the amiable absurdity, delivering his not-exactly-mellifluous espaņol in earnest flurries, as the dialogue, and the bullets, fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
March 15, 2012
About five minutes of its mercifully short 84 minutes would make a nice sketch on Ferrell's Funny or Die.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
March 15, 2012
When you expect it to go in one direction, it goes off in another. Most of the time, that clever element of surprise pays off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 15, 2012
An unfunny Spanish movie that worked best as a two-minute trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 15, 2012
Director Matt Piedmont and writer Andrew Steele, veterans of Ferrell and McKay's Funny or Die web site, lack the cinematic chops to mount a big-screen tribute to the genre, but there are some amusing bits.
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
March 15, 2012
This is one of those pictures, alas, that is critic-proof merely by dint of the fact that applying any amount of thought to it, superficial, or serious, or what have you, is an entirely humiliating,
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
March 15, 2012
Hearing Ferrell shout "Alejate! O te doy una paliza con estas manos!" is a lot funnier if you speak Spanish - and much less so if you're stuck reading subtitles.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 15, 2012
Ferrell is a good straight actor for the same reason that he's an inspired comedian: He commits himself to every moment. Even in a movie whose highest ambition is to be true to its quaintly delectable tackiness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
March 15, 2012
They set out to make a bad movie. They succeeded.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 15, 2012
It's audacious, given the huge resistance of Americans to subtitled films. It's also a good idea. If only it were funnier.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
March 15, 2012
It's a supremely meta-movie that never stops reminding audiences they're watching a film, and a spectacularly silly one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 15, 2012
The movie is only 84 minutes long, including credit cookies, but that is quite long enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 14, 2012
Cute, but not much more. But maybe it's better if you've had a couple margaritas with friends beforehand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 13, 2012
If you pray at the Jodorowskian altar of such things (equal parts spurting blood and flared nostrils), then there will be a modicum of satisfaction, perhaps enough to stave off the suspicion that the film should have been an SNL skit, nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
March 13, 2012
Casa de Mi Padre riffs freely on impoverished production values -- phony painted backdrops and the reflection of the camera crew in a DEA agent's sunglasses -- but the humor doesn't only target south of the border.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 13, 2012
A movie of this sort could easily wear out its welcome early. Yet Ferrell and company transform the one joke concept into a surprisingly subtle train of gentle jabs at an entire defunct school of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
March 12, 2012
It makes sense that this Spanish-lingo farce plays very much like an SNL sketch. The only problem is that it packs about as many laughs into its 85 minutes as a good skit does in eight or 10.
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Justin Chang
Variety
March 12, 2012
A likable enough lark that rarely achieves outright hilarity.