Step Brothers

Step Brothers

Step Brothers

The writers and director of the hit 'Anchorman' and the not-so-hit 'Talladega Nights' team up again to bring us this story of two grown men who have to learn to accept each other as step brothers when their respective single parents get married.

The joke is that they still act a bit like children, which suits Will Ferrell down to the ground. Cue scenes with the grown brothers arguing who gets which bunkbed.

2008Rating: R16, contains sexual material, offensive language and other content that may offend99 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
Adam McKay ('Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby', 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy')
Writer:
Will FerrellAdam McKay
Cast:
Will FerrellJohn C. ReillyMary SteenburgenRichard JenkinsAdam Scott

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Step Brothers / Reviews

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly re-unite with their Talladega Nights director Adam McKay for Step Brothers. They play two middle-aged dead beats whose respective single parents get hitched and move the two families in under the one roof. Competition soon gives way to friendship as they reluctantly struggle away from the cosy confines of extended adolescence.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Ferrell and Reilly get more mileage out of juvenile pouting and bickering than any other performers I can imagine, but that's about as far as this goes.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

This is a loud, ugly, foul comedy whose shortcomings extend far into the supporting cast...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

With such a lame premise, the search for laughs grows more frantic with each passing hum-drum minute.

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Salon

Salon

Stupid, crude and hilarious, Step Brothers works by sneaking past our better judgment.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

(Step Brothers) rejoices in making a virtue of its own rampant stupidity.

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CNN

CNN

Unremittingly juvenile and irredeemably funny.

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Variety

Variety

The film is funny at times but lapses into the reflexive vulgarity that seems to be the default mechanism of the Apatow machinery.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

They're losers that only a mother, an entertainment manager or a gang of self-satisfied comedy insiders could love.

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Salon

Salon

Stupid, crude and hilarious, Step Brothers works by sneaking past our better judgment.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Starting at infantile and regressing hysterically from there, Step Brothers flies on the comic chemistry of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

Step Brothers is a hard R, for good reason. While it's somewhat sweeter, if you will, than a typical Apatow flick, the ludicrous situations call for equally ludicrous behavior and statements.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Ferrell relives his youth in this simple, ridiculously absurd and yet funny film.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It's no Anchorman, but it's several steps in the right direction.

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