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Reuniting The Rubins Reviews

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
April 5, 2012
"Reuniting the Rubins" may walk like a comedy and quack like a comedy, but despite the absurd extremes to which it takes the squabbling-family formula, it inspires nary a chuckle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dennis Harvey
March 23, 2012
Theoretical laughter, tears and maudlin contrivance ensue.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
March 22, 2012
A frantic, badly constructed, slightly offensive muddle that doesn't so much end as run out of things on a checklist.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
March 16, 2012
The script includes little back story and lots of button-pushing shorthand, none of which feels genuine...
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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
March 13, 2012
What happens when you put a rabbi, a Buddhist monk, a high-strung capitalist, and a lesbian humanitarian together in the same room? Not comedy, it turns out.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
March 11, 2012
Yoav Factor can't decide whether he wants to play his broad scenario as an exaggerated farce or as a heartwarming testament to blood ties.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Simon Gallagher
What Culture
January 2, 2012
Reuniting the Rubins is harmless, unspectacular comedy, let down by a poor script and light-weight direction, which might have been more at home on a Sunday on ITV. It isn't the worst thing you'll see this year, but it will be difficult to remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
October 26, 2011
An ensemble piece wobbling between undercooked drama and low-powered farce...
David Parkinson
Radio Times
October 26, 2011
A mediocre sitcom with too many preachy subplots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 23, 2011
Most people would rather spend five years in a Hamas dungeon than endure their company.
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
October 21, 2011
There are some films so bad, they don't warrant a review. This is one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
October 21, 2011
Give me an oy. Give me a vey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
October 21, 2011
It's a decent idea gone wrong for want of a better script and tighter direction.
| Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
October 20, 2011
Like a cheap, uninspired ITV bank holiday drama in which a decent cast is left stranded by a lousy script and lifeless direction.
Catherine Shoard
October 20, 2011
Rubins ultimately sinks beneath the weight of its own gubbins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 20, 2011
A contrived script and clunky direction undermine this British film, which veers from silly comedy to harsh drama to dark tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
October 19, 2011
The film has its moments, but the score is so achingly intrusive I felt I was suffering from Rubinoid arthritis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eve Barlow
Empire Magazine
October 18, 2011
As dysfunctional movie families go, the Rubins hardly linger in the memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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