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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This Brooks is a comedian who forgets the golden rule of "know your audience." He thinks he'll get his laughs if he keeps doing the same act with better lighting. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A funny and appropriately skewed comedy. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Albert Brooks may have come up with the funniest movie premise of the year in Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Fans of Brooks and his wry, dry neuroticism will not be disappointed as he whines and whimpers around New Delhi. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    You don't have to be a Muslim, or a humorless person of any persuasion, to find Brooks' performance excruciating. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A reasonably amusing effort that manages to poke fun at Brooks' neuroses and governmental blundering with equal skill. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I liked the movie. I smiled a lot. It maintained its tone in the face of bountiful temptations to get easy laughs. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It's a sly, low-key comedy in which he casts himself as a neurotic, self-absorbed curmudgeon. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Brooks is always a dry vintage, so the lack of outright laughs is to be expected. But Looking for Comedy is more depressing than funny. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    The results are distressingly flat, frequently patronizing and, for a topical comedy, strangely out of it. show more

  • July 14, 2008 dandcsky
    Report This User

    Hilarious!! I especially liked the depiction of people in India answering phone call from people who were calling State Farm, The White House, Toys r Us, etc

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