Greener Grass

critic Reviews

79% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score79%
  • Greener Grass is far from the first comedy to skewer suburbia -- but it might be among the most bizarre and surreally distinctive.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Emma SimmondsThe List
    It might feel a little rough round the edges but, for a first feature, makes for quite the introduction; like the backstabbers in their sights, this pair are clearly ones to watch.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Rubén RosarioPunch Drunk Movies
    It's clear [Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe], who cut their teeth doing improv before making movies, have the chops to sustain this high-wire act, because most of the gags land.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    I can see what the filmmakers are aiming for, but suburban life seems too easy a target, and the surreal comedy too broad to deliver the desired impact.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mike McGranaghanAisle Seat
    If you possess an appreciation for the absurd, there are big laughs throughout this wonderfully oddball enterprise.
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    Christian TotoHollywoodInToto.com
    This absurdist romp offers sumptuous set design, a dedicated cast and very few laughs.
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    Sherilyn ConnellySF Weekly
    Jill is the ostensible protagonist because she has something resembling an emotional arc, yet she's so often a part of the random weirdness that it's difficult to identify with her.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Heather WixsonDaily Dead
    A satirical send-up of suburban life that feels like it would be right at home airing in the late-night hours of Adult Swim, Greener Grass is an absurdly offbeat examination of the American Dream.
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    Laura HirosDiario La Estrella (Fort Worth, TX)
    Something that goes beyond [black humor], more extreme, almost sick. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Eric D. SniderCrooked Marquee
    An absurdist suburban satire, arch and surreal... Wears thin before it's over, but it made me laugh enough overall to recommend it.
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    Josh KupeckiAustin Chronicle
    Greener Grass feels sometimes episodic, but it can be an incredibly entertaining romp through the picket fence yards of an America that only exists in our collective unconscious.
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