Our Idiot Brother
Our Idiot Brother (2011)

Every family has one: the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz (Emily Mortimer), Miranda (Elizabeth Banks) and Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), that person is their… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 29, 2011
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68%
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's decidedly uneven, but like Paul Rudd's performance in the title role, Our Idiot Brother is too charming to resist.

Alexis Loinaz
Chicago Tribune

Rudd brings color and dimension to a borderline-simpleton schlub who could have easily become a one-note cliché.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The cast members, beginning with Rudd, have an improvisatory ease, and the director, Jesse Peretz, working from a script by Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall, doesn't indulge in the sort of nail-on-the-head comedy that currently reigns.

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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online

If plot-wise there isn't all that much new being cooked up here, the invaluable, endlessly creative Rudd's interactions with a gallery of terrific actors carry the day.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Strange, then, how Our Idiot Brother wastes its lone asset -- there's not enough idiot, and far too many boring savants.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Even the usually likable Rudd can't do much with the enigmatic Ned, who often behaves exactly in the idiotic manner he's accused of.

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Ian Buckwalter
DCist

... a film that largely earns its laughs honestly.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's rare that summer ends on as sweet a note as Our Idiot Brother.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Dude, where's the movie?

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

This inane comedy lives down to its title.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Ned: I like to think that if you put your trust out there; if you really give people the benefit of the doubt, see their best intentions, people will rise to… More
Kase Vollebregt
Thanks to a fun performance from Paul Rudd, 'Our Idiot Brother' is full of charm and gentle laughs. Nothing raunchy, nothing vulgar, just a simple… More
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Reid Volk
This film is mostly watchable because Paul Rudd charmed the pants off me. I really like that they made his character lovably aloof as opposed to having him be… More
Kevin M. Williams
Light hearted comedy wherein a hippie/outcast/knucklehead brings a family of serious types together with the magical power of love and honesty! It's cute.
Thomas Johnston
Since I am the idiot brother in my family.... how could I NOT LOVE this movie. Paul Rudd is OUTSTANDING in the role as Ned. Ned has an innocence that humanity… More