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  • Summary: When a young New York couple (Stiller, Barrymore) settle into their first home, they find that it comes with one feature they didn't expect: an upstairs, rent-controlled tenant who is not what they anticipated. (Miramax)

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    What DeVito does that makes me consider him a master is that he is able to capture the most horrible and nasty facets of the human condition and present them on the screen with the charm and warmth of an Andy Williams holiday special.
  2. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    Stays funny despite rickety gags because Ben Stiller and 81-year-old Eileen Essel are old pros at playing it straight.
  3. It's stylish, it's sort of smart, it's full of misplaced talent. But it's not funny enough, and maybe, in a way, not dark enough either.
  4. 50
    Looks and sounds like a black comedy, but by the time DeVito reaches the cutesy, nonsensical ending, he's lost the will to follow through on it.
  5. 50
    The result is a cheap and cloying contraption that doesn't know when to stop smirking.
  6. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    Director DeVito doesn't make his characters' cold-blooded decisions anywhere near as credible as he did in territorial black comedy "The War Of The Roses." Someone's losing their touch, it seems.
  7. 25
    Duplex, a shoddily constructed and alarmingly unfunny dark comedy that squanders the talents of Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore, is one real-estate deal you should walk away from.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Aug 10, 2013
    This was pretty dang funny. I laughed a lot. It is one of the funnier Ben Stiller movies that there are. This definitely was very dark, about the level of darkness of Horrible Bosses. This was pretty short, and gave a few good laughs, so I recommend it. Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2013
    This was pretty funny! I think it`s one of Ben Stiller`s best. You can really feel the main characters frustration moving into their new Duplex in Brooklyn. The Neighbor becomes a serious problem, and it`s fun watching them try to deal with it. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2012
    Upchuckingly unfunny.

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