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  • Summary: The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is the story of two grown brothers who secretly compete in a homemade Olympics during a family reunion. When their fierce and disruptive competition is uncovered, the brothers must choose between their passion for beating the hell out of each other and the greater goodThe Do-Deca-Pentathlon is the story of two grown brothers who secretly compete in a homemade Olympics during a family reunion. When their fierce and disruptive competition is uncovered, the brothers must choose between their passion for beating the hell out of each other and the greater good of the family. (Red Flag Releasing) Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jul 5, 2012
    90
    The most gripping scene in this near-perfect little sports comedy is a fraternal arm-wrestling contest that reaches apoplectic intensity.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Jul 4, 2012
    83
    These movie guys specialize in snapping vignettes of human inconsistency - no fancy lighting required.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jul 7, 2012
    80
    The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is an odd little movie about an odd family who reacts to situations in odd ways.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jul 2, 2012
    70
    A delightfully scrappy backburner passion project from Jay and Mark Duplass.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Jul 4, 2012
    67
    Its insights are modest, but modesty is a virtue for a low-key comedy this doggedly unpretentious.
  6. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Jul 5, 2012
    55
    The latest from brothers Mark and Jay Duplass (who co-wrote and directed) seems to expose the limits of a certain kind of realism by stretching them one man-child too far.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jul 2, 2012
    25
    In Jay and Mark Duplass's film, the fragile middle-aged male ego is indulged, massaged, and, finally, critiqued.

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  1. Dec 19, 2013
    7
    I love these kinds of films. This film's fly-on-the-wall style of filming makes you feel like you're there with the family. This sneak peekI love these kinds of films. This film's fly-on-the-wall style of filming makes you feel like you're there with the family. This sneak peek into brotherhood and family life is both humorous and poignant. Expand

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