Critic Reviews



Based on 10 critic reviews provided by
A breezy, well-paced diversion, amusing rather than scintillating yet clearly personal.
A grab bag of sitcom jokes that work about 20% of the time.
The boys' laddish catchphrase -- "Shut up!" -- is particularly irritating, especially since they never do.
This uneven romantic comedy is firmly in the Zach Braff-ian mold: It features a group of thirtysomething men who are so terrified of growing up that they behave semi-moronically for the majority of the film.
Trite, sententious and generally unfunny.
The Hollywood Reporter
Lacks any of the socio-economic or political concerns of "The Big Chill." Indeed its shallowness is reflected in one character's abiding concern with his receding hairline.
It's all a case of been-there, done-that, although the singing is nice. Still, do we really need another movie with thirtysomethings who ache to re-live their college years? C'mon, guys, grow up!
The New York Times
Fortunately, there is Molly Shannon as the money manager's disgruntled wife, giving a selfless, robust performance. Bracingly astringent in an unlikable role, she almost turns a potential liability into the film's salvation.
The dialogue is brightly self-conscious, and sometimes it clicks. Just as often it curdles into an entitled whining.
At least when they're singing, they aren't sniping and griping at each other. That original title really would have worked a lot better.

More Critic Reviews

See all external reviews for Shut Up and Sing (2006) »

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews | Message Board