75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Duplass brothers keep making miniatures that contain universes. They seem to be casual, but they're dead serious. They seem to be stumbling around finding stories by accident, but their movies are thematically rigorous. They seem to be presenting matters of little consequence, but the stakes are always huge and life-changing.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Nothing in this quiet, quirky comedy from the brothers Duplass comes close to Jeff's inspired, bong-fueled deconstruction of "Signs," but it gives us a good idea of where this guy is coming from.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The funny, touching and vital Jeff, Who Lives at Home reaffirms your faith in Jay and Mark Duplass. Their films hit you where you live.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
With his large bod, soft features, and air of goofy sweetness, Jason Segel is a natural fit for Jeff, Who Lives at Home, a goofy, sweet comedy.
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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Sarandon is worth leaving home for, even if Jeff won't.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

A short and sweet outing pairing the Duplass brothers with mismatched screen siblings Jason Segel and Ed Helms, Jeff Who Lives at Home pulls back from the comedy of Cyrus in favor of character-defining vignettes and moments of grace.
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65

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
At what point do we stop applauding the Duplass brothers for their gumption and stick-to-itiveness and admit that, maybe, their storytelling just isn't so hot? Or that their characters sometimes seem more like groovy-cute constructs than believable people?
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Surprisingly, though, most of the material avoids the treacle zone, while Jason Segel, as the man-child in residence, gives a performance that I can only describe as gravely affecting.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The whole movie is about piecing together broken parts. It may not always come together, but what it makes, if you look at it the right way, is endearing.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Jeff Who Lives at Home devotes so much of itself to mocking the loneliness and personal shortcomings of these characters that once it stops jabbing and turns serious, you start laughing.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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