• Released
  • July 6, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 16 min
  • Comedy
  • 3 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A story of two grown brothers who secretly compete in a homemade Olympics during a family reunion.

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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Rated R | For Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Brothers reunite in warm indie dramedy; some language.
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