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2012 2.0/5 IMDb 5.5/10 (17k) R SuperHD 84 minutes

Will Ferrell stars as a Spanish-speaking cowboy in this comedy about a Mexican clan trying to rescue their ranch from greedy creditors.

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Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Nick Offerman, Efren Ramirez, Adrian Martinez Directed by Matt Piedmont

Westerns, Comedies, Satires

Language: Spanish

Available since Nov 14, 2012. Queued 32 times from this site.

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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As a low-budget independent not necessarily intended for a broad audience, Casa doesn't have to bow to the middle-of-the-road multiplex appeal that handcuffs many SNL-pedigreed films. That works to the film's great benefit.

Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic, 2012-03-27

 

I tend to be amused by Ferrell in most circumstances, and the things I like about him - his bizarre sensibilities hidden beneath a mainstream exterior, his unwavering sincerity regardless of his characters' absurdity - are on display here.

Eric D. Snider, Film.com, 2012-03-17

 

Ferrell is an hombre loco. Mi gusta.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 2012-03-16

 

Is "Casa de Mi Padre" brilliant or pointless? Indubitably it's both, as Ron Burgundy might put it.

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 2012-03-15

 

This very funny spoof of telenovelas and classic Mexican westerns is decidedly offbeat and absurdly daffy.

Claudia Puig, USA Today, 2012-03-15

 

"Casa de Mi Padre" demands that you not take it seriously, and for the most part that's easy to do.

Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2012-03-15

 

Ferrell, as he's done in Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, walks undaunted through the amiable absurdity, delivering his not-exactly-mellifluous espanol in earnest flurries, as the dialogue, and the bullets, fly.

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2012-03-15

 

When you expect it to go in one direction, it goes off in another. Most of the time, that clever element of surprise pays off.

Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic, 2012-03-15

 

Odd, intermittently amusing but wholly unsatisfying, an oddball experiment that simply doesn't work.

Tom Huddleston, Time Out, 2012-06-06

 

I regard Casa de Mi Padre as an interesting but failed experiment.

Dana Stevens, Slate, 2012-03-16

 

A product as cheap, empty and worth of a good beating as a pinata.

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2012-03-16

 

For a movie with basically one idea -- spoofing the telenovela -- "Casa" is determined to take it as far as possible.

Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 2012-03-16

 

Really, Casa de mi Padre is a skit blown up to a feature flick, amusing for a while until its welcome wears out.

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, 2012-03-16

 

As a full-length feature, "Casa" is simply a funny concept that starts to go stale around the 10-minute mark.

Sara Stewart, New York Post, 2012-03-16

 

It's perfect for a short clip on FunnyorDie.com. Padded out to feature length, with a bunch of other slight and unmemorable laughs, it wears thin.

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 2012-03-16

 

It's really strange, and it's really subtitled.

Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, 2012-03-15

 

A lot of the film unrolls like wasted opportunities, placeholders between the cheesy musical interludes and ludicrous Peckinpah-esque violence.

Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 2012-03-15

 

The film feels ultimately hollow, perhaps because mocking soap operas is the comic's equivalent of shooting fish tacos in a barrel.

Andrew Lapin, NPR, 2012-03-15

 

It's a solid short film stretched to Silly Putty thinness.

Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 2012-03-15

 

About five minutes of its mercifully short 84 minutes would make a nice sketch on Ferrell's Funny or Die.

Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, 2012-03-15