• R, 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Paul Feig
    In Theaters:
    May 13, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 20, 2011
  • Universal Studios

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Bridesmaids Reviews

Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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The star and co-writer of Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig, puts herself and her female co-stars through the comedy wringer.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

August 2, 2013
David Edelstein
New York Magazine
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Bridesmaids is likely to be a hit with both women and men, being half formula chick-flick, half raunchy comedy of humiliation. It's hilarious -- and too bifurcated to be satisfying.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

August 2, 2013
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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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.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

August 2, 2013
Leah Rozen
The Wrap
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The movie won't change your life or grab a fistful of Oscar nominations come next winter. But it will make you laugh, hard and often, and it proves that sometimes girls just want to have fun.

Full Review Source: The Wrap

October 7, 2011
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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An effortless blend of bad taste and good humour with a wholly believable, often very touching emotional core, all centred around one of the finest star-making comic performances in recent memory.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

June 22, 2011
David Denby
New Yorker
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The movie is uneven and lurching, but it provides many laughs.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

May 23, 2011
Tom Charity
CNN.com
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Bridesmaids is a stiletto-sharp, raunchy, no-holds-barred yuk-fest that stands as a worthy female counterpart to the likes of Wedding Crashers and The Hangover.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

May 14, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Wiig has terrific audience rapport, a prerequisite for comics, and a squiggly way of seeming totally reasonable and altogether daft at the same time.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

May 13, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The only question is: Will Kristen Wiig ever be this good again? The answer is, let's hope so. Bridesmaids rocks. Hopefully, a movie star is born.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

May 13, 2011
Siri Agrell
Globe and Mail
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In the end, Bridesmaids is touching and funny and a tiny bit sickening. Just like a real wedding.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2011
Ella Taylor
NPR
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The warring impulses within Wiig set a wonderfully skittish tone for the painfully hilarious new movie Bridesmaids, a screwy tale of female friendship and wedding planning from hell.

Full Review Source: NPR

May 13, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's not a movie for people looking for a decorous night at the movies. It is a film, though, for folks eager for some good dirty jokes, some refreshingly real female characters - and, just maybe, a new comic voice.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 13, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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If this is only a chick flick, then call me a chick.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

May 13, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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It's the smaller, more observant moments in "Bridesmaids" that make it worth savoring.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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By the time two hours had dragged by, I felt a lot like I had sat through a five-hour wedding.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 13, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Kristen Wiig is the best sketch comic alive, and "Bridesmaids" should finally make her a movie star.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 13, 2011
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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That rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 12, 2011
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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After shining on SNL, Kristen Wiig finally has a lead role worthy of her comic talents. And wedding prep gets the absurdly humorous treatment it deserves.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2011
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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A film of great hilarity, humanity, idiosyncrasy and grade-A, eyebrow-singeing raunch.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 12, 2011
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Bridesmaids has a couple of X chromosomes up its sleeve, and you're wrong if you think that's merely a cosmetic difference.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

May 12, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Kristen Wiig is an indisputable goddess of comedy. This rowdy fem-friendship movie she stars in and wrote with Annie Mumolo is infused with the Wiig brand of wicked mischief.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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"Bridesmaids" is bust-a-gut funny, a high-adrenaline string of slapstick gags and verbal hysteria.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

May 12, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It definitively proves that women are the equal of men in vulgarity, sexual frankness, lust, vulnerability, overdrinking and insecurity.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 12, 2011
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Hallelujah and praise the Lord for Paul Feig's Bridesmaids, a movie we've been awaiting for what feels like forever.

Full Review Source: Slate

May 12, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Think of it as The 40-Year-Old Nonvirgin in taffeta. Or the Kristen Wiig movie that her fans have been waiting for.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2011
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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This might be a turning point in feminism and comedy, provided that both sexes can embrace it.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 12, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The movie is smart about a lot of things, including the vital importance of female friendships. And it's nice to see so many actresses taking up space while making fun of something besides other women.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 12, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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[It's] a female-centered ensemble comedy that's ultimately about the importance and power of friendship. And, yes, it's funny as hell.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The brilliant Saturday Night Live player Kristen Wiig finally gets the big-screen vehicle she deserves.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 12, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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No one has explored the inner workings of a passive-aggressive frenemy the way Wiig has. She has the Midas touch for activating a character's petty streak while still making audiences like her.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2011
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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This is one very funny flick, which may require a second viewing, lest loud laughter rob you of hearing some of the lines - especially during an eye-popping pivotal scene that was once the purview of the boys: the big gross-out.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Just as Apatow redefined leading men in a more realistic manner, Wiig may well change the way Hollywood looks at ladies.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 2011
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

May 12, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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"Bridesmaids'' openly, comfortably turns the stress of being girlfriends into comedy. It's really about the single friend backing away from the edge of temporary insanity.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

May 11, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Bridesmaids is the sort of movie in which you know exactly how everything is going to turn out by the end, but the characterizations are strong enough to overcome the formulaic template.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

May 11, 2011
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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In this movie, romantic envy and class envy coalesce, because Bridesmaids understands just how they're linked. Even if money can't buy you love, being broke puts you at a distinct disadvantage.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

May 11, 2011
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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It goes pretty much as expected, but it does seem earned, in part because the writing is so sharp.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 11, 2011
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 11, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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"Bridesmaids" proves two things conclusively: Women are every bit as adept as men at gross-out comedy antics, and Kristen Wiig is a bona-fide comedy star.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/4

May 11, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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For every gross-out gag like a barfing-and-BMs marathon, there are scenes of female desperation, public downward spiraling and romantic awkwardness that Wiig gives an uncomfortably realistic edge even as she's cracking you up.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

May 10, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Salon.com
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It's a movie that succeeds, often beautifully, not by forcing its characters to be as naughty and gross and pathetic as men are. It soars by letting them be as naughty and gross and pathetic as women are. Three cheers for equality.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

May 10, 2011
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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"Bridesmaids" is a female version of "The Hangover"--from the coarse language to the cringe-inducing grossout gags to the Vegas road trip that goes horribly wrong.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 3.0/5

May 10, 2011
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Bridesmaids surely doesn't mark the end of conventional female-centric comedies, but it works on so many levels, it'll hopefully make future filmmakers stop and think twice before approaching this kind of project and realize it can be done [better].

Full Review Source: Associated Press

May 9, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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Kristen Wiig scores in an erratic gross comedy that truthfully connects where it counts.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 3, 2011
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Bridesmaids sorely lacks the saving grace of being consistently funny.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 15, 2011
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