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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Inevitable or not, it's fun watching two middle-aged lunkheads reverting to adolescent competitiveness, and the fun is compounded by secrecy. show more

  • 55
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    The latest from brothers Mark and Jay Duplass (who co-wrote and directed) seems to expose the limits of a certain kind of realism by stretching them one man-child too far. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It shares one annoying practice with their other early films: They like to use distracting little zooms in and out for no reason at all, except possibly to remind us the film is being shot with a camera. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    A decent idea for an episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond," The Do-Deca-Pentathlon falls short as a movie. show more

  • 25
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    In Jay and Mark Duplass's film, the fragile middle-aged male ego is indulged, massaged, and, finally, critiqued. show more

  • 80
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is an odd little movie about an odd family who reacts to situations in odd ways. show more

  • 40
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    What the Duplasses end up with is a film that is amusing at times, a touch repetitive at others, but one that never quite shakes the feeling that it is something of an unfinished thought. And perhaps something they've also grown beyond. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    They're not doing themselves any favors by letting this oldie out of the vault. show more

  • 40
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    The problem, ultimately, is that little of this is of any real interest. The brothers' bickering can be amusing at times but even at 76 minutes, the movie feels repetitive and overly long. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    These movie guys specialize in snapping vignettes of human inconsistency - no fancy lighting required. show more

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