Bridesmaids Reviews

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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.
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
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
May 15, 2011
Unfortunately, "Bridesmaids" bears the hallmark of Apatow's more recent, less successful efforts by being overlong (two hours and five minutes is way, way too long for a comedy like this) and having an uneven tone.
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
July 5, 2011
By filling the plot hole of Lillian's cluelessness with explosive diarrhea, the film undermines the whole "Apatowian Female Comedy" idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 12, 2011
The setup is ripe for a black comedy but the movie never fully embraces the darkness and the level of humor is on par with the limp skits for which Wiig is responsible on Saturday Night Live.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 2, 2013
Onetime Saturday Night Live castmates Wiig and Rudolph make Annie and Lillian's friendship believable. Which is why Annie's shenanigans are sad -- and hilarious.
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
There are things to like here and the idea is a noble one. But in execution, "Bridesmaids" is a typical chick flick just with some extra rude words and vomit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 13, 2011
Cringe-inducing, uneven, juvenile, overlong and painfully unfunny. It's a witless blend of crudeness, rudeness and lewdness which sets a new low for American comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.892521821/10
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
May 11, 2011
This supposed great experiment in femme-com bears the distinct scars of having been "fixed" -- out of fear or financial imperative -- by and for dudes.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
June 15, 2011
I suspect that Wiig is funnier when she's not so frenetically intent on finding 101 ways to make a fool of herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Roger Tennis
Cinemaclips.com
June 3, 2011
Bridesmaids falters long before the alter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 12, 2011
Cue a prolonged scene where we are treated to women vying for one toilet vomiting on each other while another evacuates from the other end in a sink. Laughing yet?
Full Review | Original Score: C
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 13, 2011
[T]he kernels of a truly smart, truly honest, truly brilliant movie are here, and they get lost in what has become the standard Hollywood humiliation comedy...
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 13, 2011
it just felt like Bridesmaids had something to prove
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 15, 2011
Too many of its strained comic bits were more of a miss than a hit.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 13, 2011
By the time two hours had dragged by, I felt a lot like I had sat through a five-hour wedding.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 22, 2011
...Bridesmaids would've been far, far better off had it been trimmed down to a more manageable running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
May 21, 2011
Apatow continues his assault on gentility and good taste with this roll in the gutter that degrades women. The sad part is that there is a good, sweet movie lurking here behind all the vulgarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
May 16, 2011
...one of the most moronic, ineptly made and oft-times revolting movies to be released this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
July 7, 2011
Is it funny? Yes, at times, and its female-centric theme will appeal to many women. I just hope they have the patience to trudge through the slow spots and story detours. Bridesmaids, which might as easily bear the title Women Behaving Badly
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