The Tao of Steve
The Tao of Steve (2000)

Dex and his friends have twisted the philosophies of Lao-tzu, Heidegger and Groucho Marx into a foolproof theory of dating, The Tao of Steve, which provides rule-by-rule guidelines for how to transform ordinary Joes into charismatic Steve… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 4, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Sweet, funny romantic comedy for mature audiences.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

I cannot believe this movie didn't make a boatload of money.

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Karina Montgomery

The Tao of Steve has some genuinely comic scenes, some emotionally interesting scenes, and some inter-sexual insights worthy of expression.

Michael Dequina

Turns from interesting character study to wan romantic comedy.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Another reverse-sexist diatribe that knows not what it says about anything related to the sexes.

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Gary Mairs

The best movie about slacking since 'The Mother and the Whore.'

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Though employing an utterly conventional romantic design, it tweaks the formula come across as charmingly distinctive rather than tiredly imitative.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Smooth polish, original writing, and good acting.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The writing in this movie, by Duncan North, Greer Goodman and Jenniphr Goodman, among others, is as smart as anything I've seen in the past year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A different kind of romcom, but a romcom nonetheless, about the pairing of a slacker by choice with the forgotten woman from his college days who got away.… More
James Alvarez
A mediocre movie I saw on HBO without nudity. Pretty funny at least.
Lenny Muggsy
Above average comedy with an original script. Movie has a lot of philosophical references and humor which is central to the protagonist's essence, using… More
Stephen Earnest
"The Tao of Steve" is a witty, albeit formulaic, romantic comedy that is bolstered by a likable central performance from Donal Logue.
Cindy I
This is the story of Dex --a once hot, now overweight, out of shape, smart but totally without ambition, ladies man who is still picking up chicks with his… More
Curt C
The laughs are subduead but funny, and even the sleazy characters have a likeable quality. It eventually turns into a typical romance, but it really tries its… More