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Our Idiot Brother Reviews

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June 22, 2013
Makes you want to go home and turn on your television.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 30, 2013
This inane comedy lives down to its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 25, 2011
The comedic targets, such as ultracompetitive elementary schools and terrible stand-up comics, are overly familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2011
It has its moments but, for the most part, I found it to be flat and disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 24, 2011
Director Jesse Peretz commits the unpardonable sin of wasting the considerable comedic talent of Paul Rudd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 25, 2011
The actors have a lot of fun creating their characters but there is not one believable relationship between any of them, except Ned's with the hippie who replaced him.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 25, 2011
While the film does offer its share of zingy one-liners and entertaining character moments, the final result is a movie that can't decide if it wants to be snarkily sweet or mean and misanthropic.
August 23, 2011
The film gives permission for a genre already prone to solipsism to finally close in on itself entirely.
August 25, 2011
It's a shame to see Rudd given a role that lets him hit it out of the park in a movie that never comes close to matching him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2011
A pleasant-enough trifle that ensnares itself in the uneasy middle ground between indie drama and dumb-guy comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 3, 2011
Lugubrious, bumbling and sit-com predictable, Our Idiot Brother has a couple of good ideas, no style, an episodic structure and some charming incidental pleasures, not the least of which are the performances, which are good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 26, 2011
Wastes a cast of very talented comedic performers by giving them just about nothing funny to do, and sticking them in a plot in which every character is a moron, a moral monster or both.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 26, 2011
Promising but lifeless.
August 31, 2011
Paul Rudd's hippie character Ned could shame Willie Nelson fans into disowning their musical hero.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 22, 2011
There's a gap of logic and emotion that's hard to overcome.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 24, 2011
The name and the premise of "Our Idiot Brother" would work better for a sitcom, or maybe several of them.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 28, 2011
A genial sitcom-lite comedy that stumbles when it tries to make the clueless idiot brother into a wise man bringing life lessons and salvation to a dysfunctional family.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 13, 2011
The sometimes mediocre and rote script never falls too far in quality because of the charm of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 25, 2011
Peretz has figured out how to make a happy commercial contraption with eccentric flavoring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 25, 2011
Our Idiot Brother comes off as a blueprint for a smart script no one really made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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