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Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!) (2006)

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Critic Consensus: While a German comedy is a bit of a novelty for American audiences, the lowbrow humor on display in Go For Zucker is only mildly amusing.

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Down on his luck, conniving pool shark Jaeckie Zucker must make up with his estranged Orthodox Jewish brother Samuel in order to meet the terms of his mother's inheritance - the only thing that could save him from jail, ruin and divorce. But as Samuel and his entire clan move into Jaeckie's chaotic household, a clash of civilizations is inevitable, and Jaeckie's going to need every trick he can think of to make things go smoothly.

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Cast

Henry Hübchen
as Jakob 'Jaeckie Zucker' Zuckermann
Henry Huebchen
as Jaeckie Zucker
Hannelore Elsner
as Marlene Zuckermann
Udo Samel
as Samuel Zuckermann
Golda Tencer
as Golda Zuckermann
Steffen Groth
as Thomas Zuckermann
Anja Franke
as Jana Zuckermann
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Critic Reviews for Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!)

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (17)

A fine farce about discovering the meaning of 'family' under peculiar circumstances.

August 4, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
Seattle Times
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Zany Zucker proves that 'German comedy' is no oxymoron, and that the country can at last find humor in its cultural and religious divide.

July 13, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A character-driven entertainment that stays just the right side of purely physical farce.

April 6, 2006 | Full Review…
Variety
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A diverting, mildly entertaining movie, far short of provoking the controversy (or hysterical laughter) it apparently prompted during its release in Germany.

April 6, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Go for Zucker! has one comic trope our capitalist society can definitely understand: the restorative power of a cash bonanza.

March 25, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Although Go for Zucker begins with the title character running, the movie just isn't up to speed.

March 3, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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