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The Hebrew Hammer Reviews

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February 9, 2005
Corny and crude at times, but effective in its single-minded pursuit of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 21, 2004
[E]nds up veering from ridiculous but pointed commentary into abusing and insulting those [the film] intends to champion...
April 29, 2004
Profane, shockingly un-PC and often laugh-out-loud hilarious, this is the sort of parody that the folks who made the Airplane and Naked Gun movies used to make -- funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2004
Everybody needs a little burlesque fun with his digital reprogramming, and the politically incorrect good times barely let up in this story.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2004
A scattershot assortment of jokes that is funniest when it sticks to its neat premise.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 8, 2004
Kesselman keeps the movie crackling with the raucous energy absent since Mel Brooks' heyday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 30, 2004
Desperation is the project's principal quality.
January 9, 2004
The movie starts out hilarious but like The Hammer's Jewish mother, it starts to nag at you after awhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 2, 2004
The movie hits as much as it misses, with enough witty observations to ensure that somewhere, Kesselman's mother is kvelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 23, 2003
Kesselman's thin script generally is funniest when it's riffing on Jewish stereotypes and goyish bigotry.
December 20, 2003
An insubstantial but highly entertaining flick.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 19, 2003
A crass, sophomoric and, more to the point, offensively unfunny parody.
December 19, 2003
Doesn't quite nail it, but it's not as bad as it sounds, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 19, 2003
Uneven, profane and occasionally flat-out hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 19, 2003
A hit-and-miss affair.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 19, 2003
plays like a lower (much, much lower) budgeted, Jewish version of Malcolm Lee's funnier Undercover Brother
| Original Score: 2.5/5
December 18, 2003
Would have worked brilliantly as a five-minute late-night comedy sketch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 18, 2003
Unfunny rather than outrageous as intended.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 18, 2003
You may not always laugh at it. But you can't help indulging its junior-high jitters.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 18, 2003
The corker-to-groaner ratio heavily favors the latter as the bagel-and-dreidel jokes begin to lose their spark, as does the story.
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