Pleasant and cheerful, and that sort of thing should be encouraged sometimes.
| Original Score: B-
Like a Tyler Perry movie with polish
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Hits the intended mix of smiles, tears, and family-affirming warmth.
| Original Score: 3/4
Class differences and family resentments add to the hubbub surrounding an African-American wedding on Martha's Vineyard in this perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy.
...a perfectly watchable romantic comedy that benefits from the efforts of its eclectic cast and from the appreciatively (and increasingly) trashy turns in the narrative.
A pleasant sitcom-level mix of comedy, romance and soapy melodrama, plus low-key Bible-thumping (celebrity evangelist T.D. Jakes is a producer).
This extremely formulaic time-waster offers little beyond its lame Hallmark greeting-card platitudes.
| Original Score: 1/5
You might get swept away by 'Jumping the Broom.'
An incredibly shrill comedy...the surface elegance somehow only makes the underlying nastiness more noticeable.
| Original Score: C-
It's fun to watch this thoroughly professional cast put through some predictable paces ...
| Original Score: 85/100
Part drama,part comedy but everything blends together rather than clashes.
| Original Score: 7/10
... an intelligent script ... and fine acting ...
| Original Score: 3/5
There's a reason this formula has endured so long: When you plug the right variables into it, it still can make for an enjoyable, if predictable, story. This film proves it.
The cast completely sells this movie and the script gives them some fun moments to work with, even with its imperfections.
It's laugh out loud funny from start to finish.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jumping the Broom is the mess you get when you mix Romeo and Juliet with Are We There Yet? and Meet the Fockers.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sparring culture clash, crammed full of familiar stereotypes
| Original Score: 6/10
The contributions of some game actors are the only thing standing between the film and absolute irrelevance, as it attempts to be all things and in the process manages to be none of them.
| Original Score: 5/10
I would have loved more talk about the meaning behind 'jumping the broom' and less moments of a mother desperate to hold on to her son.
| Original Score: 4/10
The African-American answer to 'Meet the Parents!'