Step Brothers
Step Brothers (2008)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly re-team with that film's director, Adam McKay, to tell the tale of two pampered best friends whose single parents fall in love and decide to marry.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The relentless immaturity of the humor is not a total handicap for this film, which features the consistently well-matched talents of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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?

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Simon Miraudo

You only needed one look at the poster for Step Brothers to know exactly what this film would be like.

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Tom Charity

Unremittingly juvenile and irredeemably funny.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Brideshead Revisited, it turns out, deserves a revisit.

Ali Gray

Step Brothers is unashamedly dumb, unoriginal and downright offensively childish. But aren't these the very same reasons why people like these movies?

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

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.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

There's a good subject for satire here, the extended adolescence of American kids. But satire presupposes maturity, or at least some perspective.

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Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

McKay and co. manage to pull off a strangely heart-warming finale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Step Brothers present a silly humor, but the talents of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly with an interesting story, become a high point to McKay's movie.
Tyler Robertson
Is this movie overrated? Hell yes. A lot of people I know call this one of the funniest movies of all time but I can easily name 10 funnier films than this,… More
KJ Proulx
After recently re-watching "Step Brothers," I have to admit, it has lost some it's charm that made it's dumber humour enjoyable the first… More
Scott Green
I dont think ill ever get over this film, makes me laugh uncontrollably, but i wont understand how it got a rating of 55%?!
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
There isn't much to be appreciated in this film. It's pointless. It accomplishes nothing.
Chris Miele
A hilarious film with non-stop laughs. John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell are a perfect comedic duo.