Keeping Up With The Joneses
Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 21, 2016
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Keeping Up with the Joneses squanders a decent premise -- and a talented cast full of funny people -- on a witless and largely laugh-free suburban spy adventure.

Jude Dry

Viewers who can't get enough of Galifianakis or Hamm will enjoy seeing the two spar onscreen, delivering in spades the unexpected phrasing and smoldering smirks each actor does so well.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

A middling movie.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

With such a decent cast, the film does have its comic moments but the material seems stretched, the budget limited and the end result quickly forgettable.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The script sets up the action part of the movie with an interminably laborious and close-fitting literalness that hardly lets any of the actors breathe.

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Peter Sobczynski

A wildly inconsequential action-comedy that contains a couple of genuine laughs but which otherwise feels like an extended version of its own television ads.

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Elinor Jones
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Keeping Up with the Joneses is not a good movie-it's dumb, boring, and predictable-but it's stacked with an excellent cast, dozens of chuckles, and a handful of legitimately brilliant LOLs.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Structured with the kind of obviousness that makes you outwit the screenwriter and then hate movies in general, Greg Mottola's painfully generic suburban spy comedy wastes everybody's time, onscreen and off.

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Brian Lowry

Keeping Up With the Joneses is as blandly generic as its title, a comedy that telegraphs every beat with a one-sentence description of the premise and continues the cinematic squandering of Zach Galifianakis since The Hangover.

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Rick Kisonak
Seven Days

Instantly forgettable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Amusing enough way to kill an hour and a half. Extremely predictable, though. Isla is always funny in this type of thing.
Brendan Nicholls
I think the disappointing part of this film is the poor effort by the filmmaker who has crafted great previous films. The story was there for the making, the… More
Kevin M. Williams
Thank goodness for Isla Fisher or this time waster would've been insufferable. She was even more interesting playing knocked out than anything else going… More
Jacob Smith
Too many times, we get comedies like Keeping Up With the Jonses where the trailer makes us groan and not laugh. All of the best gags in the film are shown in… More
Dann Michalski
Cliché and formulaic, Keeping Up With the Joneses is a fairly generic action-comedy. The story follows a suburban couple that grows suspicious of their new… More
Philip Price
There is a point in the newest comedy from director Greg Mottola where it seems all hope might be lost for this broad comedy to rise above the grind it seemed… More