• PG-13, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jeff Hare
    In Theaters:
    Apr 10, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 19, 2006
  • Allumination FilmWorks

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Checking Out Reviews

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This Borscht Belt version of King Lear, recently given a limited theatrical release, will find its true home on video and cable.

October 4, 2006
Andrew Mullen
Film Threat

A thoroughly entertaining, intelligent film with an ultimately positive outlook.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 16, 2006
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Funny is funny, and there's no denying that much of Checking Out is agreeably entertaining in a Neil Simon Lite fashion.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 15, 2006
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Actor-turned-writer Allen Swift's play comes to the screen with staginess intact, and despite attractive cinematography and some nice New York City location footage, the material's provenance is never far from the surface.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

September 15, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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If this is a good example of the sort of long-forgotten plays that movie producers are unearthing, maybe theater critics need to start digging those graves a little deeper.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

September 15, 2006
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Only Laura San Giacomo, as Morris's lonely daughter, Flo, transcends the staginess of the premise and the creakiness of Richard Marcus's screenplay to deliver a performance that feels remotely natural.

| Original Score: 1/5

September 15, 2006
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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A lame comedy full of wooden acting, schmaltz, clichés and racial stereotypes.

| Original Score: 1/4

September 15, 2006
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