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  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy Sixty Six, but it probably wouldn't hurt. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The story line sounds plain and simple, but the movie is enlightened by Bernie's impassioned narration and by a gallery of small comic details. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It's labeled a "true-ish story," and the results are cheeky fun. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    In the end, though, Weiland ("Made of Honor") pours so much heart into his autobiographically "true-ish" story that accessibility is a nonissue. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    On the plus side is a good cast, including Eddie Marsan and Helena Bonham Carter as Bernie's hapless parents and Stephen Rea as a sympathetic doctor. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Though inspired by Weiland's own childhood, the film's plot sticks close to the underdog's coming-of-age formula and is marred by young Bernie's gratingly self-pitying voice-over. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    You don't have to be Jewish to appreciate its genuine fondness for the claustrophobic warmth of family life among working-class people apprehensively inching their way toward upward mobility. show more

  • 50
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Charts a sentimental struggle toward manhood with period-appropriate charm. show more

  • 50
    Variety

    While mazel tovs are due for efficient playing and execution, predictable script seldom scores big laughs. show more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

    Instead of depicting a boy's first steps toward manhood -- ceremony aside -- it turns into an uninvolving portrait of self-absorption. show more

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