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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. Without Essel, this might have been a run-of-the-mill dark comedy. With the 86-year-old British thespian, it's a wickedly funny and audacious movie in which she puts her capable co-stars in the shade.
  2. 63
    It's a mean little movie, but it's also thin and repetitive, a premise in search of a story.
  3. Stooping to low-rent laffs By ELIZABETH WEITZMAN SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore & Eileen Essel (on floor) DUPLEX. With Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore. Directed by Danny DeVito. Running time: 88 mins. Rated PG-13: Slapstick violence, gross-out humor. There are people who can look at a creaky, crumbling house and home right in on the solid framework and fabulous fireplace. In "Duplex," Ben Stiller is the fireplace. As for the structure, well, this rather rickety comedy boasts a solid base, though sadly, too much of it has been plastered over with moldy jokes and leaky plot devices.
  4. 50
    The result is a cheap and cloying contraption that doesn't know when to stop smirking.
  5. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    40
    Somewhere along the line, the comedy turned from dark and playful to mean-spirited and sophomoric. A waste of the considerable appeal and comic talents of leads Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore.
  6. 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
    8
    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, aboutThis 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
    8
    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 newThis 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
    2
    Upchuckingly unfunny.

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