"[This film] is tone-deaf comedy; the material, the dialogue, the delivery and even the soundtrack are labored and leaden. How to account for the fact that Larry David is one of the creators of Seinfeld? Maybe he works well with others.
"I can't easily remember a film I've enjoyed less.… [This] is a movie that deserves its title: It's puckered, deflated and vinegary. It's a dead zone."