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  • Summary: From the producers of "Run Lola Run" and "Goodbye Lenin!" comes the German box office smash, Go for Zucker, a film about a comically dysfunctional Jewish family. (First Run Features)
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 75
    Go for Zucker is far from a perfect film but it brings easy laughter and joy.
  2. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Picture lets loose an experienced cast of vets on a well-honed script that has broad appeal.
  3. 70
    Watching the antic inventions of Go for Zucker, I was moved by the thought that Jews have achieved a kind of Germanness again, and even more moved by the thought that Germans have achieved a kind of Jewishness again.
  4. It's not quite masterful enough to achieve all its goals, but Zucker is undeniably ambitious despite its relatively lowbrow and farcical approach.
  5. It's the rare German movie calling itself a comedy that is actually funny, even if only in bits and pieces.
  6. Funny, director and co-writer Dani Levy suggests with no little coldness, how the scent of money can do what religion, ideology, and ethical principles cannot.
  7. Reviewed by: Jessica Reaves
    50
    It remains a diverting, mildly entertaining movie, far short of provoking the controversy (or hysterical laughter) it apparently prompted during its release in Germany.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Alex
    Feb 18, 2006
    8
    Somewhat better than the highly successful MEET THE FOCKERS and its more germane, equally successful sequel. And not much worse.
  2. BenK.
    Jan 30, 2006
    8
    The film understands the faults of the characters and forgives them. A funny film. What else can you say about a comedy?
  3. ChaimL.
    Jan 24, 2006
    7
    Funny movie especially for those of us who are committed Jews. The scenes on learning to seem observant are hysterical.
  4. JanisV.
    Jan 18, 2006
    3
    Simply horrible. This was a real hit over here in Germany but believe me, avoid it at all costs. It's worse than most German TV movies, Simply horrible. This was a real hit over here in Germany but believe me, avoid it at all costs. It's worse than most German TV movies, it's just so unbelievably unfunny and clichedand just so ... ugh.. The leading actors are good, but everyone else is horrible, though they're not to blame, considering they're not characters but cliches. I HATED this movie. Expand

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