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Young Einstein Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 25, 2015
Pleasingly cartoonish as physical comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
May 22, 2013
Young Einstein is good-natured and harmless, but it's not very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
May 21, 2013
The next Serious movie could well be something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

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.

TV Guide
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Willman
Los Angeles Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Orndorf
August 26, 2009
A five-minute idea stretched bloodily over 90 minutes of dead air.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Variety Staff
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 12, 2005
I couldn't even make it through this movie! Did anyone?
| Original Score: 0/5
Clint Morris
May 6, 2005
An animated, and clever cocktail of laughs and rock and roll
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 22, 2005
Pee-Yew! It was in focus, though.
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Lots of energy; very few laughs.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
March 12, 2005
as much fun as you can have watching someone being repeatedly electrocuted and blown up -- over and over again
| Original Score: 2.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 4, 2005
...with no depth to the main character and little that's really funny to commend its script, Young Einstein falls as flat as old dad's beer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
March 14, 2003
Funny, though not hilarious. Too bad it launched a lackluster career on the part of Mr. Serious.
| Original Score: 3/5
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