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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Yearns to be fresh but ends up tasteless. It's as drawn-out, forced and annoying as a holiday meal with a dozen carping relatives. show more

  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    An indie ethnic comedy clearly hoping to become the Jewish equivalent to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," this well-timed offering, which arrived in time for Passover, is unlikely to have that sort of crossover appeal, or any appeal at all, for that matter. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Litvak's broad comedy has novelty on its side, and though the script never rises above sitcom-style one-liners and sight gags, strong performances invest both the jokes and the syrupy moments of forgiveness and reconciliation with no small measure of, yes, heart. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The film turns that stale old Seder into warmed-up dinner theater. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    By the time the ending rolls around, as we watch the slow unclamping of jaws from jugulars, we feel exhausted. Imagine how the actors must have felt. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    It's possible to achieve hilarity and pathos, but it's not easy, and Litvak isn't quite skilled enough to make the sex jokes rest easily beside the final grandiose and pat confessions. As a result, When Do We Eat? merely whets your appetite for a fresh take on family matters. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Surprisingly watchable because of its cast - especially Jack Klugman, who steals every scene he's in as Dad's paranoid survivor father. All he has to do to stand out is underact. show more

  • 38
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Sure, the food looks good and the prayers are worth hearing, but there just isn't enough wine in the world to tempt the prophet Elijah into dropping by this household when this is the company he'll get. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    A debut film that's more well-intentioned than funny. show more

  • 50

    Success depends on the degree to which Jewish auds connect with the broadly drawn stereotypes; gentiles and others are sure to pass over this culturally specific comedy altogether. show more

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