The Honeymooners (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Honeymooners (2005)



Critic Consensus: This pointless remake of the classic TV series only offers generic characters and gags.

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One of television's most beloved sitcoms gets an overhaul for the big screen in this comedy. Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) is a New York City bus driver who has great ambitions and plans to make something of himself one day. However, Ralph's big ideas usually take the form of half-baked get-rich-quick schemes which invariably fail, much to the chagrin of his long-suffering wife, Alice (Gabrielle Union). But Ralph always has a loyal ally in his best friend and upstairs neighbor, Ed Norton (Mike Epps), a sewer worker who also has a wife who is weary of his antics, Trixie (Regina Hall). Alice and Trixie have a plan to come up with the down payment for a dream house: a suburban duplex that's being eyed by a shady developer (Eric Stoltz). But when Ralph and Ed decide to spend their savings on training a stray mutt for the New Jersey dog races, they threaten both couples' futures. Based on the classic Jackie Gleason and Art Carney series, The Honeymooners also stars John Leguizamo.more
Rating: PG (for some innuendo and rude humor)
Genre: Drama, Television, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Danny Jacobsen, David Sheffield, Don Rhymer, Danny Jacobson, Barry W. Blaustein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 22, 2005
Box Office: $12.8M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Mike Epps
as Ed Norton
Gabrielle Union
as Alice Kramden
Regina Hall
as Trixie Norton
Eric Stoltz
as William Davis
Carol Woods
as Alice's Mom
Arnell Powell
as DJ Suckaslam
Cuhy Bravo
as Grocer
Doreen Keogh
as Miss Celestine
Kim Chan
as Quinn
Anne Pitoniak
as Miss Benvenuti
Dana Lee
as Hitako Kawakami
John Tormey
as Auctioneer
Brad Adkins
as Dog Handler
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Critic Reviews for The Honeymooners

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (38)

The comedy wannabe has the lamest, most predictable banter of any recent movie.

Full Review… | June 18, 2005
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The real problem is that the Kramdens' precarious financial situation, which gave the original its poignant frisson, is sidestepped.

Full Review… | June 14, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

There are two ways to look at the big-screen adaptation of The Honeymooners - as an adaptation of the show, and as a film in it's own right. Either way it's a film that occasionally works, but never manages more than that.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011

The script (credited to four screenwriters) uses a plethora of already-dated urban inside humor that reeks of pandering.

Full Review… | June 14, 2009

A disconnected series of skits and one-liners likely to satisfy children while only infuriating nostalgic adults in search of the magic of the Fifties sitcom.

Full Review… | June 27, 2007
Princeton Town Topics

A stroll down sitcom memory lane in name only, The Honeymooners seems as if any resemblance to the original TV classic could only be accidental.

Full Review… | May 29, 2007
Long Island Press

Audience Reviews for The Honeymooners

A Man With A Plan To Make It Rich Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble. Ralph Kramden and sanitation engineer Ed Norton are best friends whose schemes are the only things bigger than their dreams. The most recent get-rich-quick plan finds the boys out to make a fast buck by training and racing a stray greyhound. When Alice's dream of buying a home looks like it could become a reality, the Kramdens team up with their best friends who live upstairs, Ed and Trixie, to amass the $20,000 for a down payment before a shady land developer beats them to it. The Honeymooners gives a few nods to the original series, like Ed's trademark hat, and a sweet twist on Ralph's signature line: instead of threatening to knock Alice to the moon, he promises to take her there someday.

Mouhannad Sawas

Super Reviewer


Why bother? Jackie Gleason did it best. Cedric the Entertainer was a QUIET version of Jackie Gleason in the sitcom...good try though...

Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer


A Complete and Original "Tv-Show turned Movie, and Maybe that's why it was only as half as good as a normal half and hour Sit-com?

Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

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