Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)



Critic Consensus: Keeping Up with the Joneses squanders a decent premise -- and a talented cast full of funny people -- on a witless and largely laugh-free suburban spy adventure.

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A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

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Zach Galifianakis
as Jeff Gaffney
Jon Hamm
as Tim Jones
Isla Fisher
as Karen Gaffney
Gal Gadot
as Nataline Jones
Matt Walsh
as Dan Craverston
Maribeth Monroe
as Meg Craverston
Patton Oswalt
as Scorpion
Ming Zhao
as Scorpion's Girlfriend
Kevin Dunn
as Carl Pronger
Henry Boston
as Patrick
Bobby Lee
as Ricky Lu
Ying He
as Mrs. Lu
Darin Cooper
as Detective
Angela Ray
as Police Officer
Amy Block
as Neighborhood Mom
Andrew Farmer
as HR Staffer #1
Cullen Moss
as Guard #1
Matt McHugh
as Guard #2
Jona Xiao
as Stacey Chung
Sharon Gee
as Stacey's Mom
Lauren Revard
as Margaret
Rishik Patel
as Dhameer
Massi Furlan
as Henchman
Andre Pushkin
as Henchman
Pamela Dumit Conover
as HR Staffer #2
Harry Galifianakis
as Diner Customer
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Critic Reviews for Keeping Up With The Joneses

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (30)

Viewers who can't get enough of Galifianakis or Hamm will enjoy seeing the two spar onscreen, delivering in spades the unexpected phrasing and smoldering smirks each actor does so well.

December 19, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The script sets up the action part of the movie with an interminably laborious and close-fitting literalness that hardly lets any of the actors breathe.

October 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Structured with the kind of obviousness that makes you outwit the screenwriter and then hate movies in general, Greg Mottola's painfully generic suburban spy comedy wastes everybody's time, onscreen and off.

October 22, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A middling movie.

October 21, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A wildly inconsequential action-comedy that contains a couple of genuine laughs but which otherwise feels like an extended version of its own television ads.

October 21, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Keeping Up With the Joneses is as blandly generic as its title, a comedy that telegraphs every beat with a one-sentence description of the premise and continues the cinematic squandering of Zach Galifianakis since The Hangover.

October 21, 2016 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Keeping Up With The Joneses

I think the disappointing part of this film is the poor effort by the filmmaker who has crafted great previous films. The story was there for the making, the cast are very talented and you only had to look at the talented director to suspect a slam dunk. The film is a giant mess of actors either attempting to create humour or the humour wasn't there to begin with. This is your typical mid range studio misfire and you can feel this needed to be a r rating to actually be funny. I don't know who this film was marketed to but it missed on all fronts, I'm assuming the actors were well paid as nothing seems worthwhile. I like Hamm, Gadot and Fisher but I couldn't like this film at all, they were wasted with only a few very mild laughs along the way. There are better comedies out there so I would avoid this unfunny studio offering. 27-06-2017.

Brendan Nicholls
Brendan Nicholls

Super Reviewer


Cliché and formulaic, Keeping Up With the Joneses is a fairly generic action-comedy. The story follows a suburban couple that grows suspicious of their new neighbors and discover that they're CIA spies on a cover mission. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, and Gal Gadot, the film has a pretty solid cast. But the comedy is bland and stereotypical. And the action scenes aren't very exciting, and feel rote. It isn't that Keeping Up With the Jones is a bad film, it's just so by-the-numbers that it has no flavor to it.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Amusing enough way to kill an hour and a half. Extremely predictable, though. Isla is always funny in this type of thing.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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