(2006)

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Based on 11 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
The A.V. Club
The movie's climax is enough to provoke genuine tears, and not just from fans of the West Germany squad.
75
In the end, though, Weiland ("Made of Honor") pours so much heart into his autobiographically "true-ish" story that accessibility is a nonissue.
75
Chicago Tribune
It's labeled a "true-ish story," and the results are cheeky fun.
60
Village Voice
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.
60
You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy Sixty Six, but it probably wouldn't hurt.
50
Variety
While mazel tovs are due for efficient playing and execution, predictable script seldom scores big laughs.
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
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.
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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