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½ December 25, 2015
I'm not sure what the hell Larry David was trying to do here. He can't really grasp onto any story in particular. The "Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm" moments also don't work as well when you have two actors who don't fit into the style of humor at all, one of them completely and obnoxiously overacting to the point where it doesn't make any sense. Sorry LD, you're my hero, but this is pretty god-awful all-around.
½ November 10, 2015
Seinfeld: The Movie... And it's pretty annoying. Horrible people in a very mundane situation of sharing a small jackpot. There's a reason this has been all but forgotten by the sands of time.

That said, there's some great little moments in this that I still reference today.
½ May 24, 2015
A movie that essentially impossible to enjoy.
½ May 18, 2015
I like Weber but this Larry David movie's jokes are few and far between.
July 12, 2014
Seinfeld's co-creator, Larry David, writes and directs a comedy that pits two cousins into a delicate situation when one wins a jackpot at a casino with quarters borrowed from the other and feels he does not need to split the money. David's script is sharp, and as would be expected, produces situations that are amusingly awkward, but where David's comedy works best in Jerry Seinfeld's sitcom, largely due to the sitcom's cast chemistry and the level of energy they put into their performances, Sour Grape's Steven Weber and Craig Bierko are comparatively deflated, merely acting passably.
½ March 21, 2014
At first, I was amazed at how bad this was considering Larry David's genius with Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. But if you look closely, all Sour Grapes is is a Seinfeld episode that's too long, with every male character playing Jerry and every other character underwritten. David was so used to writing for sitcoms, he (wrongly) thought movies work the same way. Aside from a few scattered laughs, this is a pointless and embarrassing stain on David's career.
½ October 13, 2013
Larry David is in every character. It feels a lot like an episode of Curb, and quite a bit better than the newer Clear History.
September 10, 2011
So very Seinfeld. I would recommend it to any fans, but I don't think you'd get it if you weren't familiar with the humor already. Fun story, though.
½ September 5, 2011
started off pretty funny but never really got beyond atlantic city (10 mins in)... its a shame cuz there some great little comedic bits that never really were matched by the rest of the movie. sorry larry.
July 21, 2011
This has Larry David down to a tee. The master of Ironic comedy, of petit mindedness, and sometimes, refreshingly sensible satire. Despite this seeming to be pretty low budget, it's funny and keeps your attention throughout. Like curb your enthusiasm you can relate to the situations in this film and David shows you what can happen if you do what you really want, not what your politeness leads you to do.
½ January 21, 2011
Average at best. It's starts out strong, but it's one joke wears thin, and it doesn't recover until the latter third when a few more "Senfieldian" situations are effectively played for laughs.
½ January 14, 2011
A sub-standard Larry David effort. Hints of his genius were present in the plot but were generally swamped by the effusive cast. For a 1998 film it looks very dated already. 5/10
½ December 18, 2010
As a huge Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fan, this movie is a fucking disaster. The script, while nothing special, is alright, but Larry David is working with an across-the-board terrible cast, especially Craig Bierko, who tries way too hard to be zany. Steven Weber is trying way too hard to be Jerry Seinfeld. There's a couple of laughs, but it's mostly a disappointingly unfunny bore.
½ November 12, 2010
smart. realistic. great movie!
September 1, 2010
alright so its not brilliant, but iv seen much MUCH worst. the god awful lazy arsed TV directing lets it down as much as the terrible acting in but id be lying if I said i wasn't interested int he plot that had a lot more to it than the synopsis lets on.
July 14, 2010
Larry David is the best comedian/writer on the planet. This is half Seinfeld, half Curb Your Enthusiasm. If you didn't like this movie, you're a stuck-up 'movie critic' who knows nothing about pure, real comedy. You have my permission to leave this planet. Fast. Consider a job in Palestine.
June 22, 2010
Mr. Larry David, an idol & inspiration to me made this film in between Seinfeld & Curb your Enthusiasm. It's ok if you're into Larry's style of comedy, but the characters really hurt it. It's a lot easier to get laughs when you have Seinfeld, Richards, Dreyfus & Alexander on camera. Larry does make a couple appearances that are hilarious though, especially as the TV executive that's forced to fire the guy with a high pitched voice after he's castrated. "The problem is..... your voice. It's a bit high."
½ June 21, 2010
Larry David is the man. This movie is not indicative of his talent. There are some funny parts, situations that reek of Larry,but I really just didn't care and didn't laugh that much. As average a movie as you could ever have.
½ June 16, 2010
It's silly, stupid, and at times a little predictable, but the performances by both Steven Weber & Craig Bierko, with Larry David's traditional dialogue makes this movie worthwhile to watch. The movies overall theme is irony, and this movie is completly stamped with that from beginning to the very end of the credits. All the chaos that ensues for everyone all starts with just 50 cents, 2 quarters! Only Larry David could do that. But, in the end this movie is just an ok movie, it shows that David should stick with TV, thank god for "Curb Your Enthusiasm".
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