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The Hebrew Hammer Reviews

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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 21, 2004
[E]nds up veering from ridiculous but pointed commentary into abusing and insulting those [the film] intends to champion...
December 16, 2003
The result is explicit, if less than hilarious.
December 18, 2003
Would have worked brilliantly as a five-minute late-night comedy sketch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
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.
December 19, 2003
A hit-and-miss affair.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 18, 2003
Unfunny rather than outrageous as intended.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 19, 2003
A crass, sophomoric and, more to the point, offensively unfunny parody.
January 30, 2004
Desperation is the project's principal quality.
December 19, 2003
Doesn't quite nail it, but it's not as bad as it sounds, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 27, 2003
Even a gentile can appreciate the witty wordplay and visual puns flying off the screen at a mile a minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
February 10, 2003
One of the biggest joys here is the conversion of Adam Goldberg from 'colorful backup' to 'comic action hero', and while The Hebrew Hammer may not vault the actor into leading man status, he easily carries the entire movie.
Full Review | 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
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
February 9, 2005
Corny and crude at times, but effective in its single-minded pursuit of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 19, 2003
Uneven, profane and occasionally flat-out hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 20, 2003
An insubstantial but highly entertaining flick.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 23, 2003
Kesselman's thin script generally is funniest when it's riffing on Jewish stereotypes and goyish bigotry.
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