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The Best Man Reviews

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Milton Kent
Baltimore Sun
November 14, 2013
Lee comes at the topics refreshingly, taking the African-American male, one of the least explored groups in film, and placing him under a microscope, not for judgment, but for observation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
March 15, 2013
Entertaining romantic drama ponders commitment, fidelity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
May 3, 2012
The wedding weekend entails predictable conflict and resolution, by way of some excellent performances.

Total Film
April 11, 2012
A fresh romantic comedy that's somewhat let down by a wayward plot, The Best Man is well worth watching for the outstanding ensemble acting and the intelligent, schmaltz-avoiding handling of love, marriage and friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
April 11, 2012
Viewers who mistake the didacticism for stylistic weakness miss much of the point of this nicely toned movie.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
December 11, 2006
A festive few hours that often delights.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The Best Man is a decent character driven effort and a light night out at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The glossy ensemble cast is consistently interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
With a surprisingly good script and a very able cast, The Best Man is far better than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Kaynes
Apollo Guide
July 24, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
June 15, 2001
Very nicely done all around, a fine motion picture for any old time, but super great for the holidays.
Full Review| Original Score: 5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 21, 2001
Malcolm D. Lee is clearly a director to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
See it twice!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Lonnae O'Neal Parker
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You know these dudes. You grew up with them, went to school with them. Maybe even married one of them.
Cornell & Petricelli
CinemaSense.Com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Like "Seinfeld," Nothing really happens in this film. But the good solid humor and unforgettable acting power keep "The Best Man" fun and ultimately entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
This is a serious examination of what it means to commit, to trust, and to make yourself vulnerable.
Top Critic
Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The dialogue is fast, funny, and based in character.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Fun to watch!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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