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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"On its own terms, Step Brothers is hilarious. But it's a shame that the filmmakers didn't have more faith in the audience. Why resort to gross-out tactics when your premise is strong enough to allow for a more sophisticated approach?"
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Don't watch it on an airplane, don't check it out on cable, don't walk past the bargain basement bin where it's been sold."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Step Brothers is unashamedly dumb, unoriginal and downright offensively childish. But aren't these the very same reasons why people like these movies?"
‑ Ali Gray,
"You know you're in trouble when the cleverest parts of your movie are the ironic T-shirts, worn unironically ... (but) a bonus is deserved by the person who dug up the Pablo Cruise shirt."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"It's one joke, already predictable, and it gets old fast."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Unremittingly juvenile and irredeemably funny."
‑ Tom Charity,
"Brideshead Revisited, it turns out, deserves a revisit."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"McKay and co. manage to pull off a strangely heart-warming finale."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Digital Spy
"Step Brothers is a rowdy, rambunctious, fitful, against-the-wall comedy. Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and director writer Adam McKay heave comedy, like spaghetti, against the wall. About half sticks; the other half makes a real mess."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"...flat-out entertaining..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Despite some obvious flaws, 'Step Brothers' remains a hugely enjoyable, well-constructed slice of lowbrow Saturday night entertainment, leaving Ferrell's position as the reigning king of US comedy secure for a while longer."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"There's a good subject for satire here, the extended adolescence of American kids. But satire presupposes maturity, or at least some perspective."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Foul-mouthed Ferrell comedy isn't very funny. No kids."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"... surpreendente que, em meio a tanta estupidez, o filme seja realmente engraçado e consiga criar dois personagens tão carismáticos, chegando a incluir, aqui e ali, momentos que, de uma forma sutil, se revelam tocantes."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Only occasionally funny and about three times as long as the material justifies, it's boring and just a little bit embarrassing to sit through."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
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