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Jeff Who Lives at Home Reviews

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Hugo Lara
May 5, 2016
A small film that's worth seeing, where everything is invested in the story of the characters and the sometimes pathetic yet authentic human conflicts and not on expensive special effects. [Full review in Spanish]
Will Leitch
July 2, 2013
The movie creeps up on you, and it's not until its firecracker ending that you realize just how much it made you care about these people.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Lacking compelling characters, this comedy never fully works as a cohesive whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 2, 2013
True to their trademark vérité style, the Duplass siblings make the humdrum hum with low-key panache, as they consistently find beauty and truth in everyday occurrences.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2013
Jeff, Who Lives at Home offers escapism of a different kind, an entertaining reminder that good people sometimes prevail, and that living by your own Yoda logic in your own universe may not be such a bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Kendrick
September 30, 2012
An enjoyable indie dramedy with a number of engaging moments and a solid performance from Jason Segel but not nearly as deep as the ideals that fuel Jeff's character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mary Clare Waireri
Fan The Fire
September 18, 2012
At 84 minutes it feels remarkably like an extended episode of a good sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 17, 2012
Like its slacker hero, the Duplass Brothers' offbeat comedy is shambling, easygoing and slow to get going, but if you don't mind the film's zany meanderings then Jason Segal's sweet-natured Jeff is an amiable companion.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 17, 2012
...sweet, warmhearted, meandering, slow, and most often humorous.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Simon Miraudo
June 8, 2012
The fourth feature from Jay and Mark Duplass is the least impressive of their canon, despite it being sweet and slight and slim in all the right ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 17, 2012
Those with a very low tolerance for indie quirk may find their patience tried, but I, who have been mixed on the Duplasses and really hated their last film, the similarly themed Cyrus, kinda couldn't help being charmed by this one.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
May 12, 2012
The film has a dark symmetry and dangerous moments that prove to be as funny as its sunnier ones.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
May 12, 2012
This brilliantly acted film is another home run for The Brothers Duplass; life affirming and sure to put a spring in your step.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Liverpool Echo
May 11, 2012
Framed by the tug of war between free will and destiny, Jeff, Who Lives At Home is an engaging portrait of lives in a rut.

The Sun (UK)
May 10, 2012
A charming film with wonderful performances from Helms and Segal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 10, 2012
Quirkily perfect in a low-key way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
May 10, 2012
Short but bittersweet and gently amusing, it's hard to really dislike this film - but, like its characters, it's also hard to really warm to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
May 10, 2012
The entire action of the film, right up to its final revelation, could be played as a dead straight, emotionally choked drama of the cosmic supernatural.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
May 10, 2012
A squandering of space, time and actor/part-time screenwriter Jason Segel, last seen revivifying the Muppets.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Mottram
Total Film
May 10, 2012
Cool cast, hip directors, but a movie that's less than the sum of both. Like its title character, Jeff is gentle, warm but a little forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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