Young Einstein Reviews

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June 25, 2015
Pleasingly cartoonish as physical comedy.
August 6, 2014
Serious's most distinguishing feature is his unruly hair, which serves as both a reminder of Einstein's own unkempt mane and the endless series of '80s-era stand-up comedians memorable only for their wacky hairdos.
May 22, 2013
The movie runs out of -- excuse me again -- energy in the late going, and the invention of the humor is uneven. But Serious plays the title role with charm and lightness. His wild red hair makes Don King's look like a crewcut.
May 22, 2013
Young Einstein is good-natured and harmless, but it's not very funny.
May 21, 2013
Considering the pre-opening buildup this film has had, it could turn out to be a bigger bomb than the one Einstein's theory anticipated.
May 21, 2013
The next Serious movie could well be something special.
May 21, 2013
It has the charm and advantage of a genuine visual style of its own, both laconic and witty, as well as a likably dopey plot and cast of characters.
May 21, 2013
A rather lame, awkward and amateurish movie, only fitfully funny and made in such a remorselessly low-brow way that it makes Crocodile Dundee look like Citizen Kane.
May 21, 2013
Not all the gags work -- the cat pie-related ones, for instance -- but the whole is clearly the product of an inimitable and engaging talent.
May 21, 2013
Serious himself is a pleasantly cartoonish screen presence, but he conveys an underlying, offhand intelligence that hints at an acute familiarity with his subject.
May 21, 2013
Einstein has a handsome period look, even when director of photography Jeff Darling is shooting the musical montages that periodically break up the action.
August 26, 2009
A five-minute idea stretched bloodily over 90 minutes of dead air.
March 26, 2009
Serious, a long-haired gangly clown, exhibits a brash and confident sense of humor, endearing personality, and a fondness for sight gags.
June 24, 2006
The episodic structure and slapstick humour keep the pace superficially bubbling along, but given a flimsy intellectual base, form and content are at odds with one another.
August 16, 2005
August 12, 2005
I couldn't even make it through this movie! Did anyone?
May 6, 2005
An animated, and clever cocktail of laughs and rock and roll
April 22, 2005
Pee-Yew! It was in focus, though.
April 3, 2005
Lots of energy; very few laughs.
March 12, 2005
as much fun as you can have watching someone being repeatedly electrocuted and blown up -- over and over again
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