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: 19% 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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Rick Kisonak
Seven Days

Instantly 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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Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age

Despite being directed by Gregg Mottola (Superbad, Paul), the comic scenes play out with often banal interplay that barely has a whiff of improvised mayhem, while the action sequences are essentially generic.

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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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Jim Dixon
Film Inquiry

Without a fresh approach, the film settles for product placement and the pedestrian, perhaps under the delusion that pedestrian is an equivalent for tried and true. It isn't.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% 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.
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
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
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
Dann Michalski
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This comedy is nowhere near gold. It's the same to saying that Keeping Up with the Joneses does whatever it keeps trying to make the audience laugh but… More