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Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!) Reviews

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Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
August 18, 2009
Goebbels would have found the depiction of Jews in Go For Zucker promising.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
September 1, 2007
It's a beauty, perhaps largely because it's as much about recent history as about its characters' Jewishness.
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
April 4, 2007
An irreverent, frequently funny clash of cultures which mostly explores the lighter side of what it means to be Jewish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The cast is funny and the script is sharply written.
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
September 20, 2006
Watching through American eyes, none of it seems all that funny, or interesting, or entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 5, 2006
A brash, energetic, cheerfully slovenly comedy with broadly drawn characters and big performances...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 4, 2006
A fine farce about discovering the meaning of 'family' under peculiar circumstances.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Cynthia Dickison
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 13, 2006
Zany Zucker proves that 'German comedy' is no oxymoron, and that the country can at last find humor in its cultural and religious divide.
| Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 13, 2006
Because it's from Germany and we're not onto the tricks of the lead actors, the way this familiar tale plays out is a lot of fun.
| Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 28, 2006
The most appealing aspect is that it is not politically correct, stirring comedy out of the clash within a culture, as distinct from films that use clashes of cultures for their comedy.
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
April 8, 2006
As a comedy, Zucker is pleasant and spry but not truly exceptional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Elley
Variety
April 6, 2006
A character-driven entertainment that stays just the right side of purely physical farce.
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
April 6, 2006
A diverting, mildly entertaining movie, far short of provoking the controversy (or hysterical laughter) it apparently prompted during its release in Germany.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 27, 2006
too weighted with overdressing and fat to travel all that well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 25, 2006
Go for Zucker! has one comic trope our capitalist society can definitely understand: the restorative power of a cash bonanza.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
March 3, 2006
Although Go for Zucker begins with the title character running, the movie just isn't up to speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 3, 2006
A broad, lowbrow affair, worthy of an American Ben Stiller comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 23, 2006
Levy exploits the living situation for countless oil-and-water gags, many of which are so corny and played-out that they feel as though they should be accompanied by the cheers of a live studio audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Les Wright
culturevulture.net
February 19, 2006
The humor, in both subtle and slapstick varieties, is fast-paced.
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James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly
February 9, 2006
German-made comedy is a rare enough export, but German-made Jewish comedy hasn't been seen abroad -- or in the Fatherland -- since the days of Adolf Hitler.
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