The Marrying Man Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 17, 2015
The lack of momentum ensures that the movie runs out of steam long before it reaches its inevitable conclusion...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
A stillborn romantic comedy of staggering ineptitude.
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
July 21, 2006
the whole thing starts to spin in place, allowing its initial promise to evaporate
| Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's hard to spot vintage Neil Simon in his screenplay for this indulgent comedy...
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
"The Marrying Man" seems to have died en route from Neil Simon's brain to the movie theater, but exactly where and why is anybody's guess. An autopsy by a professional is in order.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
If the guy who wrote The Slugger's Wife disowned this movie ... that's a pretty bad sign.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
The Marrying Man isn't awful; it's something much less fun - conspicuously mediocre.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The main problem with "The Marrying Man" is a simple one: It's a comedy and it isn't funny.
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
There's no snap, crackle, pop to this battle of the sexes; even real-life lovers Baldwin and Basinger fail to incinerate the screen with the passion that supposedly gets their nuptially cursed characters in the mess they're in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Jerry Rees's direction is straight-ahead: In a Neil Simon comedy, you don't jump in, you just try to keep out of the way.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There's more juice in the story than I usually expect from Neil Simon; the characters don't just trade one-liners, but get under each other's skins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 5, 1991
Your basic, everyday boy-meets-girl, boy-marries-girl, boy-divorces-girl, boy-marries-girl-again, boy-divorces-girl-again, boy well, you get the idea.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 23, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
September 18, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 10, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 5, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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