(2006)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 11 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
The story line sounds plain and simple, but the movie is enlightened by Bernie's impassioned narration and by a gallery of small comic details.
75
Chicago Tribune
It's labeled a "true-ish story," and the results are cheeky fun.
75
In the end, though, Weiland ("Made of Honor") pours so much heart into his autobiographically "true-ish" story that accessibility is a nonissue.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy Sixty Six, but it probably wouldn't hurt.
60
You don't have to be Jewish to appreciate its genuine fondness for the claustrophobic warmth of family life among working-class people apprehensively inching their way toward upward mobility.
50
The New York Times
Charts a sentimental struggle toward manhood with period-appropriate charm.
50
On the plus side is a good cast, including Eddie Marsan and Helena Bonham Carter as Bernie's hapless parents and Stephen Rea as a sympathetic doctor.
50
Though inspired by Weiland's own childhood, the film's plot sticks close to the underdog's coming-of-age formula and is marred by young Bernie's gratingly self-pitying voice-over.
50
Variety
While mazel tovs are due for efficient playing and execution, predictable script seldom scores big laughs.
40
Instead of depicting a boy's first steps toward manhood -- ceremony aside -- it turns into an uninvolving portrait of self-absorption.

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