Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Casa de Mi Padre is at its best (a relative term, mind you) when it's at its silliest and most surreal.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This very funny spoof of telenovelas and classic Mexican westerns is decidedly offbeat and absurdly daffy.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If you take the film on its own terms, as a kind of Elvis movie dipped in guacamole, it's quirkily engrossing. Ferrell is a good straight actor for the same reason that he's an inspired comedian: He commits himself to every moment.
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The film feels ultimately hollow, perhaps because mocking soap operas is the comic's equivalent of shooting fish tacos in a barrel. In fact, the concept for Casa de mi Padre seems born out of one too many tequila-infused evenings in the Funny or Die writers' room.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Luckily, Ferrell is at his funniest being serious. Casa de Mi Padre, shot in 24 days for $6 million, is really an SNL-ish sketch stretched to feature length. But Ferrell is an hombre loco. Mi gusta.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This Spanish-lingo farce plays very much like an SNL sketch. The only problem is that it packs about as many laughs into its 85 minutes as a good skit does in eight or 10.
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By Michelle Orange
For a movie with a comedic premise this simple – essentially: can you believe we made a movie with a premise this simple? – Casa de Mi Padre can feel pretty exhausting.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
It's really strange, and it's really subtitled.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a solid short film stretched to Silly Putty thinness.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It's an unfunny Spanish movie that worked best as a two-minute trailer.
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52 out of 100
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