Bridesmaids Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
July 19, 2015
Full of heart, warmth and enough excrement to fill an all-white bridal shop.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Anthony Quinn
Independent
June 30, 2015
Through a combination of smart performances and scurrilous gags Bridesmaids yanks the buddy comedy from the hands of its traditional owners.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Aaron Mesh
Willamette Week
June 30, 2015
All that straining for ribaldry feels a little sad, like Feig and his actors know they're sacrificing honesty for coarse bumptiousness.
Scott Renshaw
Salt Lake City Weekly
June 30, 2015
The dialogue, even when it's in questionable taste, snaps with intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kate Muir
Times [UK]
June 30, 2015
The big, brash laughs are coupled with a smart insight into women's friendships.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
June 30, 2015
Bridesmaids, co-written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo and directed by Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig, is as solid as any other comedy from Team Apatow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
June 30, 2015
[Wiig's] is the comedy of panic, paranoia, madness and self-loathing, but her trick in the new film Bridesmaids is to remain composed even as her heart is shredded to confetti.
Veronica Lee
The Arts Desk
June 30, 2015
For laughs per minute and a believable representation of how women interact, it's to be heartily recommended.
Toby Young
The Spectator
June 30, 2015
Kristen Wiig deserves much of the credit for Bridesmaids, but the laurels belong to Judd Apatow. He is the Billy Wilder of contemporary Hollywood and Bridesmaids is his Some Like It Hot.
Jonathan Romney
Independent
June 30, 2015
Unashamedly smart... Bridesmaids has been hailed as a groundbreaking blow for American female cinema. That says a lot about the extent of Hollywood's current conservatism, but for now, Bridesmaids does nicely as a tonic corrective.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 30, 2015
Wiig's characters may lose their lunch, but they never lose their heart.
Robert Horton
HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
June 30, 2015
It's a Hollywood truism that they almost never give Oscar nominations for slapstick comedy. They won't give one to Kristen Wiig for this movie, either. But they should.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
Hopefully next time they'll ditch the crass interludes and shoot one from the heart.
John Serba
MLive.com
August 24, 2014
Here is Kristen Wiig's star turn. She co-writes, co-produces and headlines Bridesmaids, playing a woman who's, I dunno, roughly 26 percent comedically psychotic, but not so loony that she goes over the edge from sympathetic to repellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
August 24, 2014
Bridesmaids produces frequent waves of hilarious vulgarity as it tells a sweet, endearing story about a woman suffering through a pre-mid-life crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
August 24, 2014
Bridesmaids is grossly funny.
Jay Stone
Canada.com
August 24, 2014
The result is a very funny movie, part indie comedy and part frat-girl raunch (it was co-produced by Judd Apatow), that manages to get at some of the sly truths of female friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Craig Mathieson
sbs.com.au
August 24, 2014
At 125 minutes, Bridesmaids is unusually long for what is supposedly a raunchy comedy, and that's because the story steadfastly builds characters instead of knocking them down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
August 24, 2014
Bridesmaids won't be the defining moment of Wiig's career, but it serves to prove that the actress has the potential to carry a movie. She just needs a comedy worth carrying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
August 24, 2014
This is one smart script, brought to life by director Paul Feig and working on many levels. Where it sometimes works best is in the gutter.
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