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The Hebrew Hammer Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 8, 2004
Kesselman keeps the movie crackling with the raucous energy absent since Mel Brooks' heyday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
January 30, 2004
Desperation is the project's principal quality.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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
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David Rooney
December 23, 2003
Kesselman's thin script generally is funniest when it's riffing on Jewish stereotypes and goyish bigotry.
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
December 20, 2003
An insubstantial but highly entertaining flick.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
December 19, 2003
A crass, sophomoric and, more to the point, offensively unfunny parody.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
December 19, 2003
A hit-and-miss affair.
| Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 18, 2003
Would have worked brilliantly as a five-minute late-night comedy sketch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 18, 2003
Unfunny rather than outrageous as intended.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Gene Seymour
December 18, 2003
You may not always laugh at it. But you can't help indulging its junior-high jitters.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
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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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
December 16, 2003
The result is explicit, if less than hilarious.