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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon Reviews

July 9, 2012
So much of this oddly named but perfectly played dramedy feels real, from the revisits to VHS tapes in parents' basements to the way a family member's glance can trigger fight-or-flight responses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 9, 2012
Although it assumes a light, inoffensive tone, Do Deca is unquestionably the brothers' most personal film by virtue of its antiheroes, a pair of warring siblings seemingly inspired by the directors themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 9, 2012
The performances, especially by Zissis and Lafleur, are effectively low-key, making their characters' occasional emotional outburst all the more compelling.
July 6, 2012
There's a joke here, obviously, in the spectacle of two out-of-shape adults making fools of themselves at sporting events. Unfortunately it's the only joke, and it eventually wears thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 6, 2012
A decent idea for an episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond," "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon" falls short as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 5, 2012
"Do-Deca" can't always overcome the sensation that this is as much a no-budget as it is a no-holds-barred affair. But the sardonic slights and crafty insights are steadily there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 5, 2012
If it were any shorter, it would lack depth. If it were any longer, it would most likely seem a strain. As is, there's an emotional honesty here that registers quickly and often.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 5, 2012
Do-Deca-Pentathlon showcases the deft way with interpersonal relationships that's making the Duplasses two of our premier chroniclers of just why it is that we can never seem to get along.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.9/10
July 5, 2012
Although very funny, this film taps into a primal male competitiveness whose force outweighs reason and common sense.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2012
Even as small movies go, it's tiny, with a budget to match. But it's got a big heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2012
Do-Deca is a stripped-down examination of male relationships and identity crisis. It's as if someone picked up a bromance and shook the dumb bits out.
July 5, 2012
Its insights are modest, but modesty is a virtue for a low-key comedy this doggedly unpretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 5, 2012
You begin the film thinking you have a pretty good idea where it's going, and you find out not even Jeremy and Mark really know.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 4, 2012
These movie guys specialize in snapping vignettes of human inconsistency - no fancy lighting required.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 3, 2012
The cast begins in that mumblecore mode of quietly overreacting to everything, but once the testosterone starts oozing, the characters jump out into four substantial dimensions.
July 3, 2012
This orphan entry in the Duplass oeuvre exhibits lots of their trademark amiable amateurism, but no amount of flabby guys flexing to a Chariots of Fire-like score or random camera zooms will keep their sloppy indie from exhausting your patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2012
A pre-Cyrus film by the Duplass Brothers bolsters their rep as distinctive low-budget auteurs.
March 13, 2012
A delightfully scrappy backburner passion project from Jay and Mark Duplass.