Sixty Six
Sixty Six (2006)

It is the summer of '66, and England is about to be consumed by World Cup Fever. For 12-year-old Bernie though, the biggest day of his life is looming: his Bar Mitzvah, and the day he becomes a man. However, Bernie's family is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 2009
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Critic Score
63%
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66%


Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Likable but overly sentimental, Sixty Six has snatches of sharp dialogue but is ultimately too predicable.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Since Mr. Weiland himself had grown up in a Jewish section of North London, he was able to include many details of his own childhood.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The story line sounds plain and simple, but the movie is enlightened by Bernie's impassioned narration and by a gallery of small comic details.

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Leo Goldsmith
indieWIRE

Cleaves too closely to the pattern set out by more original films with similar subject matter. Its obvious distinctions of time and place come through in clever details, but these don't seem to serve Weiland's autobiography so much as situate it into a fa

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It's labeled a 'true-ish story', and the results are cheeky fun.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

[Director] Weiland pours so much heart into his autobiographically 'true-ish' story that accessibility is a nonissue.

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Jason Heck
Kansas City Star

A film that tries too hard and wastes a cast of skilled veterans and talented newcomers.

Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

Sixty Six is also about accepting parents with all their frailties, coming to terms with the unfairness of life, and finding a way to switch the focus to the wonders we do have to celebrate.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

Weiland's occasional heavy-handedness is more than redeemed by the lightness of his cast.

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David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

Offbeat, nostalgic, wonderful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Absolutely charming, funny, heartwarming, and delightful film!! Truly splendid. By the last scene, I was teary eyed and grinning from ear to ear. Kudos!!
Dean McKenna
Very charming comedy with heartwarming based on the real-life experience about a 12-year-old's Bar Mitzvah becomes a complete disaster because of the World… More
jay nixon
Sweet if minor coming of age comedy drama with a winning performance from Gregg Sulkin as Bernie the young boy who has almost everything that can go wrong… More
Anthony Lawrie
A very sweet little film with a good cast, nice story and feel good factor. It wasn't as funny as I'd thought it would be, it's actually more… More

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