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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Without Essel, this might have been a run-of-the-mill dark comedy. With the 86-year-old British thespian, it's a wickedly funny and...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Stays funny despite rickety gags because Ben Stiller and 81-year-old Eileen Essel are old pros at playing it straight.
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
It's a mean little movie, but it's also thin and repetitive, a premise in search of a story.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's stylish, it's sort of smart, it's full of misplaced talent. But it's not funny enough, and maybe, in a way, not dark enough either.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The result is a cheap and cloying contraption that doesn't know when to stop smirking.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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More demanding viewers hoping for the cruel wit of DeVito's "Throw Momma From the Train" or "The War of the Roses" will likely be...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Stooping to low-rent laffs By ELIZABETH WEITZMAN SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore & Eileen Essel (on floor)...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Tells an increasingly outlandish story with very funny (and often gross) moments. But about an hour in, it grows derivative and...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Runs into construction problems, maybe from too many foremen. DeVito favors pushy slapstick; Stiller prefers hotshot sarcasm. Barrymore's...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Duplex's tenant-from-hell scenario is as predictable as it is tedious -- a tinny, unsatisfying throwaway farce.
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I love the old lady neighbor!

By MongrolMan
The old lady is friggin hilarious in this movie! This one flew under the radar, but I caught it on TV and I watched it several times thereafter. Great flik...

Duplex

By blueestarr
Ehhhh. Just alright. Not Funny. The little (very little) saving grace is the little twist at the end. The actors are noble enough- its just that-ehhhh....

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, language and some violence
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Gets old fast, and the pay-off disappoints.
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