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  • Summary: Armando Alvarez has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul shows up with his new fiancée, Sonia. It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza. (Pantelion Films) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Mar 16, 2012
    80
    Considered as a whole it's a wonderful and hilarious phenomenon, most of it is executed to Dadaist perfection.
  2. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Mar 14, 2012
    75
    As with "Black Dynamite," many of Casa De Mi Padre's sharpest, most inspired gags riff on the source material's ingratiatingly amateurish production values and exuberantly incompetent stylistic choices.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Lapin
    Mar 19, 2012
    65
    The film feels ultimately hollow, perhaps because mocking soap operas is the comic's equivalent of shooting fish tacos in a barrel. In fact, the concept for Casa de mi Padre seems born out of one too many tequila-infused evenings in the Funny or Die writers' room.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Mar 15, 2012
    55
    For a movie with a comedic premise this simple – essentially: can you believe we made a movie with a premise this simple? – Casa de Mi Padre can feel pretty exhausting.
  5. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Mar 15, 2012
    50
    If the project was intended to enlarge the comedian's audience, it may be a wash: for every prospective Ferrell fan who can't understand English, there must be an existing one who can't understand subtitles.
  6. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Mar 14, 2012
    50
    Teetering between folly and genius, this Will Ferrell comedy masquerading as a Mexican soap opera-cum-horse opera unfortunately levels off somewhere near the undistinguished center.
  7. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Mar 12, 2012
    0
    You know a film isn't going to be considered high art when the guy to your left at the press screening is a reporter from Extra and the guy to your right lets out a loud "That's awesome, man" after each scene.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Mar 17, 2012
    10
    It is a hard to swallow movie, but; if you do have an open mind, I believe, like me, you will love this pelicula (movie in Spanish) I appreciate the risk taken by Will Ferrel and this production. They were brave and as honest as they could get. Casa de mi Padre is a comedy, but also a Satire; keep this in mind and enjoy... Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2012
    10
    In a word, "perfecto". It is what it is. Pulls no punches, and, you know, in the world of Tarantino does homage or spoof or exact copy replicas of the films he saw as a kid, this does one better. Funny, Violent, and muy corazon! Expand
  3. Jan 15, 2013
    9
    Pretty funny. Will Ferrell is okay but the movie was really funny because of Diego Luna and sexy because of Genesis Rodriguez! The plot was not the best it could have been but hey it's a comedy. Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2013
    7
    This movie might gave been very low budget and might have not shown the action promised, but honestly all the low-budget quality made this film the FUNNIEST movie I have ever seen. Expand
  5. Nov 29, 2012
    6
    This movie isn't for everyone but I actually enjoyed it. The low budget is pathetic but still hilarious how much they purposefully make fun of it. They mock traditional Spanish westerns and the like throughout the film. Will Ferrell is genius. Genesis Rodriguez is breathtaking. Overall, it's just a really funny and silly movie that doesn't take itself seriously. I can't give it a higher rating because it's not that kind of movie. That being said, it's still a movie that certain people will really enjoy, myself being one of them. Expand
  6. Aug 22, 2013
    5
    Overall a pretty dull movie, but still it has some charm. It makes fun of spaghetti westerns and national stereotypes, there are some funny jokes (not many though), Will Ferrell is good as always. Expand
  7. Mar 16, 2012
    0
    Again? We need watching a film of the patetic Will Ferrell? I hate all his films, and Casa de mi Padre is the worst, what is te reason? the comedy is terrible in this movie, the performance of Ferrell is horrible, with same faces, and the worst is the form to represent the mexican people, this film os the worst of the year. Expand

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