Keeping Up With The Joneses

Featured In Issue 214, Feburary 2017

WSR Score5
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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An ordinary suburban couple finds it's not easy Keeping Up With The Joneses—their impossibly attractive and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors—especially when they discover Mr. and Mrs. Jones are covert spies embroiled in international espionage. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes Spy Game (HD 11:44) and Keeping Up With Georgia (HD 05:04), five deleted scenes (HD 18:17), a gallery, the theatrical trailer, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.38:1 1080p AVC picture was filmed in anamorphic Panavision® on Kodak film stock with really no noticeable film grain. The imagery exhibits a bright visual experience, whether outdoors or in interiors. Interior highlights enhance the visual dynamics, for an appealing and colorful picture. Hues are nicely saturated and robust with strong primaries. At times colors pop, which really enhance the visual fun. Fleshtones are natural and healthy. Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent, with fine deal exhibited throughout. Close-ups are finely resolved. Clarity is excellent, and the imagery is pristine throughout. Overall, this is a terrific picture with a vivid and rich color palette with superb saturation. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1-channel soundtrack features a lively jazz/pop score that fills the soundfield with an aggressive presence and excellent imaging. Atmospherics are quite good as well. Sound effects enhance the action, often enhanced with deep, natural bass in the .1 LFE channel. Dialogue is clean and intelligible but often wanting in spatial delineation. Overall, dynamics are appealing and fidelity is quite good. Still, the soundtrack is underwhelming overall. (Gary Reber)