Our Idiot Brother Synopsis
An easygoing pot dealer (Paul Rudd) disrupts the lives of his three ambitious sisters.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
I do wish the movie's ending weren't so squishy. It's been changed from the finale that Sundance audiences saw earlier this year and now...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Easily could have been mildly funny and phony but instead is really funny and true to life.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
While this hugely likable cast is, indeed, hugely likable, no one's sweating things at all. The comedy's relaxed, moony rhythms imbue it...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Watching Rudd bring dimension to what could have been a clownish caricature is the best reason to see this good-natured family comedy.
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The rhythms are gentle, the smiles plentiful, the chuckles frequent, with the overall effect about as pleasantly innocuous as the film's...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Goofily funny, and silly, and in many ways follows the currents of contemporary comedy into the gulf stream of inanity. And yet Ned turns...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Despite a pleasantly laid-back demeanor, you wish it would just get focused.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Our Idiot Brother comes off as a blueprint for a smart script no one really made. Now that's what I call dumb.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Shambles along with all the purposefulness of its title character, a kind of near-beer Lebowski who's neither reckless enough to cheer for...
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's all emotionally counterfeit, and that bogusness infects the comedy.
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The idiot movie

By kmichellejackson
I really wanted to love this film. I was so excited to see it and I am mad about Paul Rudd. Unfortunately this movie is complete junk. Do not waste the minutes of your life or money that you will...

Annoying liberal stereotypes

By Zombielicious
Uh! If you could've taken the last ten minutes and put them on a different movie then MAYBE you might have something. I hated all the annoying liberal stereotypes (kid not being allowed to watch the...

Some funny/cute parts

By emes921
Although this movie was a little disjointed, there were some funny/cute parts. All in all, more good than bad. Go see it if you want to laugh, and take some time off from seriousness....

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By jinxsaw1
ehh good movie nothing spectacular...

Our Idiot Brother review

By sgribbx
It was a funny, lite-hearted movie. Good flick!...

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lame

By KJYarbro
Please don't waste your money if you're looking to laugh. My fianc and I both love Paul Rudd, but this was not his best character. We left 45 minutes into the movie. Very slow, and we didn't laugh at...

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By puppydriver
I had very little desire to watch this based on the previews but I think Paul Rudd is super cute so I gave it a chance. I went to pass some time one afternoon and found it to be really heart felt....

Sweet dumb guy screws up his life, messes up his sisters' lives, and comes out OK.

By macbb
I don't go to the movies often, but the premise of this one intrigued me: a latter-day hippie credulous enough to sell marijuana to a uniformed police officer is paroled from prison after this dopey...

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Rated R | For Sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Mature comedy mixes edgy content, sweet substance.
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DRINKING & DRUGS
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