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Based on 33 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 77 )
  • 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

  • March 02, 2014 wy00000000183670
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    hey check out my review please and leave comments im a wayne state student

  • February 01, 2014 ge00000000179462
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    Step brothers is a hilarious comedy movie starring Will Ferrell(as Brennan) and John C. Reilly(as Dale). This comedy is about two 40 year old self-centered, spoiled, and unemployed boys that are forced lo live with each other. Even thought the movie had no meaning I would still watch it again. AW

  • August 05, 2011 jtbljones
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    really funny

  • May 22, 2011 jz00000000090938
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    The best movie of 2010

  • February 27, 2011 AlexCarr45
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    I loved this movie I laughed start to finish including the drum part

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  • January 10, 2009 warstnb
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    D.D. This is one of the worst movies I have seen. Anything more than a one star rating makes me believe that hollywood is trying to dumb down American movie goers.

  • December 07, 2008 Denise
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    95 min. of my life ruined. This was by far the worst movie I have seen from Will. If you're out of work and spend all day on the sofa, then you may be able to relate to this movie. Otherwise, it's not worth watching. Whatever happen to real actors having talent in great movies?

  • December 03, 2008 movieuclafan
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    I just finished watching the movie, and I liked the comedy chemistry between Will and James. They both really have a comedic chemistry that you just have to laugh while watching this movie. It was a funny, entertaining film. It was really entertaining from start to finish.

  • October 18, 2008 falloutkidd27
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    ferrell redeemed himself! excelent movie. i found myself laughing at things three scenes ago. cant wait for tht dvd


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