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Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!) Reviews

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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
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
David Cornelius
September 20, 2006
Watching through American eyes, none of it seems all that funny, or interesting, or entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 16, 2005
The exuberant physical comedy in Go for Zucker and the movie's entertaining sense of impropriety fail to produce a plausibly affecting finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 17, 2006
Go for Zucker is mildly tasteless (natürlich), if not exactly uproarious.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 19, 2006
... the rare German movie calling itself a comedy that is actually funny, even if only in bits and pieces.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 8, 2006
The jokes aren't always funny, but that they come at all out of contemporary Germany gives this obstreperous social comedy -- a huge hit back home -- a modern punch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Boyd van Hoeij
January 19, 2006
A mildly amusing My big fat Jewish funeral that does not overcome its TV sitcom origins.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
October 6, 2005
Abysmal. Go away, Zucker!
| Original Score: 0/5
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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
Jordan Hiller
August 18, 2009
Goebbels would have found the depiction of Jews in Go For Zucker promising.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jurgen Fauth
January 20, 2006
Germans may indeed have overcome their grandparent's anti-Semitism. But their famously lousy sense of humor is still in full effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 7, 2006
Go For Zucker's humor is rooted in Jewish comic traditions, but does its broad, equal-opportunity kvetching disguise honest-to-God contempt?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 20, 2006
Go for Zucker was a smash back home, where it was hailed as the first German comedy about Jews since World War II. But it will take more than that to make American audiences laugh.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 7, 2006
A movie of fits and starts, sharpness and stumbles. And it comes up short in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
January 20, 2006
Go for Zucker has done well in its native country as the first postwar German-Jewish comedy, but its humor often seems so childish and meanspirited that you wonder what director and co-writer Dani Levy really had in mind.
| Original Score: 2/4
Pam Grady
January 20, 2006
There are no belly laughs here, just some mild chuckles.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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
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