• PG, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Charles Shyer
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1991 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 20, 1999

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Father of the Bride Reviews

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

Is the wedding cake outrageously expensive? Get over it, George.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

May 27, 2005
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

Waste of talent.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

Minor fluff. Not recommended.

| Original Score: 1/5

July 16, 2004
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

See Spencer Tracy in the original instead.

| Original Score: 2/5

January 17, 2008
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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After a provocative setup, this Touchstone Pictures offering pads innocuously down the aisle, a remake that doesn't touch the Spencer Tracy classic of the same name.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Neither the '90s nor the husband-wife team of Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer (they wrote the new version, she co-produced, he directed) can match the original film's grace or wit.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 23, 2011
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Will Steve Martin EVER be funny in a movie again?

| Original Score: 1/5

February 23, 2003
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Given the excellence of 1950's Father of the Bride, the 1991 remake couldn't possibly have been more needless, though it at least gives Steve Martin a role which suits his wild and crazy talents.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

April 30, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 1/5

July 4, 2005
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

For all its glad-handing of cheer and all-encompassing warmth, has a heart as tiny and cold and calculated as a Grinch's.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1/4

July 12, 2005

Time Out
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Some sequences and dialogue are lifted directly from the original, but in the wider context, this merely serves to underline the remake's comparative lack of tenderness and subtlety.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Randy White
Common Sense Media

Steve Martin's sweet-natured wedding weepy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is a movie with heart, and there are little moments in it when Martin is deeply moved by the fact that this perfect creature he brought into the world is now going to start a family of her own.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

Not much more than a fluffy little valentine of a movie, but there's still some actual warmth and wit underneath the "been there, seen that, nice wedding" exterior.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 4/5

June 8, 2005
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 3/5

September 6, 2002
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

This Christmas film is like a chocolate Easter egg. It is sugary sweet around the outside and very light because it is really hollow.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Variety Staff
Variety
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Best stuff here comes strsight from Martin, such as his frenzied antics in the in-laws' house or his ridiculous Tom Jones imitation in front of a mirror in a too-tight tuxedo.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

August 9, 2002
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

| Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2003
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A solid, if only fitfully imaginitive, remake of the Spencer Tracy original.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 14, 2003
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