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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The tribute to an aging parent is moving and gives this routine comedy an extra something. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Blends humor with heart for a satisfying, if predictable, experience. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Despite problems of tone and tempo, Steins is appealingly cast. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Mazel tov to Scott Marshall for creating an endearing portrayal of familial lunacy that ought to charm as many Smiths as it will Steins. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    What could have made for particularly potent satire in the hands of an Albert Brooks or a Christopher Guest arrives in the form of a politely benign family comedy by first-time director Scott Marshall. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A fresh and lovable comedy about a dysfunctional Jewish family planning their son's bar mitzvah. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    To paraphrase the old ad for Levy's rye bread, you don't have to be Jewish to love "Keeping Up With the Steins," but it helps. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A sitcom with enough big laughs and emotional truth to get audiences past awkward pacing and some slow spots. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    Zakarin's semiautobiographical screenplay hits all the sitcom beats. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Director Scott Marshall and screenwriter Mark Zakarin pander to Jewish viewers the way Andy Garcia's "The Lost City" panders to Cuban Americans. show more

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