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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Starting at infantile and regressing hysterically from there, Step Brothers flies on the comic chemistry of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Essentially a throwaway film. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    America loves dysfunctional families, but haven't we seen enough middle-aged losers who haven't grown up? show more

  • NA
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    There's a good subject for satire here, the extended adolescence of American kids. But satire presupposes maturity, or at least some perspective. The movie's calculation is that its subjects and audience share the same point of view. The results are truly ghastly. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    While Ferrell and Reilly are great together, hatching harebrained schemes that have no basis in reality, part of the unexpected treat of Step Brothers is watching Jenkins and Steenburgen sink to such blithely immature levels of rude and crude comedy. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    So that's three snickers, not counting the Bush quote, 'cause including that one ain't fair, man. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The only thing that can explain middle-aged men acting like 6-year-olds is mental retardation, and there's nothing funny about that. The idea of middle-aged actors playing adolescents isn't much funnier. Put it this way: Such an idea does not make for an inexhaustible source of comedy. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    There is too much funny here for a movie (even though it continues into the closing credits). Step Brothers should be a TV show. show more

  • 75

    Step Brothers is a hard R, for good reason. While it's somewhat sweeter, if you will, than a typical Apatow flick, the ludicrous situations call for equally ludicrous behavior and statements. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Stupid, predictable and fairly funny. show more

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