Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!)
Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!) (2006)

Down on his luck, conniving pool shark Jaeckie Zucker must make up with his estranged Orthodox Jewish brother Samuel in order to meet the terms of his mother's inheritance - the only thing that could save him from jail, ruin and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 20, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2006
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While a German comedy is a bit of a novelty for American audiences, the lowbrow humor on display in Go For Zucker is only mildly amusing.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A fine farce about discovering the meaning of 'family' under peculiar circumstances.

Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

A diverting, mildly entertaining movie, far short of provoking the controversy (or hysterical laughter) it apparently prompted during its release in Germany.

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Jordan Hiller

Goebbels would have found the depiction of Jews in Go For Zucker promising.

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Cynthia Dickison
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Zany Zucker proves that 'German comedy' is no oxymoron, and that the country can at last find humor in its cultural and religious divide.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Go for Zucker! has one comic trope our capitalist society can definitely understand: the restorative power of a cash bonanza.

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Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald

It's a beauty, perhaps largely because it's as much about recent history as about its characters' Jewishness.

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Derek Elley

A character-driven entertainment that stays just the right side of purely physical farce.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Although Go for Zucker begins with the title character running, the movie just isn't up to speed.

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

An irreverent, frequently funny clash of cultures which mostly explores the lighter side of what it means to be Jewish.

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