27 Dresses Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012
27 Dresses is formulaic, predictable and unoriginal, but romantic comedies would be burned at the stake if they didn't follow the strict guidelines above - it's almost kinda fun seeing it hit all of its marks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 15, 2008
27 Dresses is an illustration of what can result when the filmmakers possess a solid understanding of the romantic comedy formula and decide never to stray from it by one iota.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 2008
Writer Aline Brosh McKenna's latest effort instructs women to be doormats for men who treat them like crap, because heaven forbid they wind up never getting married.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2008
My favorite performer in the movie, Judy Greer, is a deadpan killah as Jane's co-worker. She and Heigl deserve fresher stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
January 23, 2008
Katherine Heigl carries 27 Dresses when all else fails, which it does with great regularity.
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
January 18, 2008
The clichés, like the dresses, sashay in and out of this predictable if nicely fluffy chick-flick composite, which manages to crank out a few decent laughs when it isn't wasting time on a pair of deadly supporting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
January 22, 2008
Talk about setting the woman's movement back by about a half-century.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
January 9, 2008
Its supposed feminism never gets past advocating a woman's right to literally chase after her dreamboat to ensure the attainment of her own perfect moment at the altar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
February 4, 2008
Manages to cover every wedding film cliche in the canon, and does so without yielding any genuine laughs
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 17, 2008
Plays like it thinks it's the first romantic comedy the audience has ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 27, 2008
There are only a few moments that feel genuine and allow Katherine Heigel to smile. 27 Dresses is chock-full of cheese and eventually runs out of material.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
September 2, 2008
An insult to the romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
February 29, 2008
27 Dresses is a closet full of tired, bursting with characters, dynamics, and perspectives that went out of fashion many films ago.
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
January 17, 2008
A skin-crawlingly ineffective glop of a romantic comedy...makes Love Boat look like a David Mamet production.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
January 24, 2008
27 Dresses sort of grows on you, thanks to Katherine Heigl's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 26, 2008
Katherine Heigl impresses and James Marsden is predictably dreamy in this always a bridesmaid never a you-know-what, been there, done that cliché-ridden formulaic rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 2, 2008
However lame and frustrating the screenplay - it is both - and however industrial the directing - very - 27 Dresses is not helplessly unappealing,
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 11, 2008
Agonizing, flaccid, and about as romantic as bottle of flat champagne 27 Dresses is a perfect example of the stereotypical Hollywood romantic comedies that Judd Apatow's 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up successfully disemboweled.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cath Clarke
Guardian
March 28, 2008
What a maddening waste of Katherine Heigl this insipid romantic comedy is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 18, 2008
Anyone who has the slightest doubt about where this movie is heading probably leads a full and rich life that doesn't include watching romantic comedies like My Best Friend's Wedding, which covered this same ground with a lot more verve and humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 14, 2012
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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