• PG-13, 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Salim Akil
    In Theaters:
    May 6, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 9, 2011
  • Sony Pictures


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Jumping the Broom Reviews

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Will Leitch

Pleasant and cheerful, and that sort of thing should be encouraged sometimes.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: B-

June 22, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Like a Tyler Perry movie with polish

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 11, 2013
Michael Dequina

Hits the intended mix of smiles, tears, and family-affirming warmth.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

April 8, 2012
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 6, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...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.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 7, 2011
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A pleasant sitcom-level mix of comedy, romance and soapy melodrama, plus low-key Bible-thumping (celebrity evangelist T.D. Jakes is a producer).

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 29, 2011
Ken McIntyre
Total Film

This extremely formulaic time-waster offers little beyond its lame Hallmark greeting-card platitudes.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 1/5

June 7, 2011
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

You might get swept away by 'Jumping the Broom.'

Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa) | Original Score: 3/4

June 3, 2011
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

An incredibly shrill comedy...the surface elegance somehow only makes the underlying nastiness more noticeable.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C-

May 16, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

It's fun to watch this thoroughly professional cast put through some predictable paces ...

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 85/100

May 15, 2011
Jackie K. Cooper

Part drama,part comedy but everything blends together rather than clashes.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 7/10

May 14, 2011
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... an intelligent script ... and fine acting ...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 13, 2011
Mike Scott

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.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2011
Grae Drake

The cast completely sells this movie and the script gives them some fun moments to work with, even with its imperfections.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3/5

May 13, 2011
Dave White

It's laugh out loud funny from start to finish.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 13, 2011
Zak Jason
Boston Phoenix

Jumping the Broom is the mess you get when you mix Romeo and Juliet with Are We There Yet? and Meet the Fockers.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

May 12, 2011
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Sparring culture clash, crammed full of familiar stereotypes

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 6/10

May 12, 2011
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

May 11, 2011
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

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.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 4/10

May 10, 2011
Kam Williams

The African-American answer to 'Meet the Parents!'

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

May 9, 2011
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