83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
These movie guys specialize in snapping vignettes of human inconsistency - no fancy lighting required.
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80

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is an odd little movie about an odd family who reacts to situations in odd ways.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It shares one annoying practice with their other early films: They like to use distracting little zooms in and out for no reason at all, except possibly to remind us the film is being shot with a camera.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Inevitable or not, it's fun watching two middle-aged lunkheads reverting to adolescent competitiveness, and the fun is compounded by secrecy.
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55

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
The latest from brothers Mark and Jay Duplass (who co-wrote and directed) seems to expose the limits of a certain kind of realism by stretching them one man-child too far.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
The problem, ultimately, is that little of this is of any real interest. The brothers' bickering can be amusing at times but even at 76 minutes, the movie feels repetitive and overly long.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
They're not doing themselves any favors by letting this oldie out of the vault.
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40

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
What the Duplasses end up with is a film that is amusing at times, a touch repetitive at others, but one that never quite shakes the feeling that it is something of an unfinished thought. And perhaps something they've also grown beyond.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
In Jay and Mark Duplass's film, the fragile middle-aged male ego is indulged, massaged, and, finally, critiqued.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A decent idea for an episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond," The Do-Deca-Pentathlon falls short as a movie.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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