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The Best Man Holiday Reviews

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David Edwards
Daily Record [UK]
February 7, 2014
It's an odd mix of bawdy comedy and blatant heart-tugging -- you'll be cringeing one moment and sniffing the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Dunks
Film Experience
December 26, 2013
If the original The Best Man was a smooth, R&B jam then The Best Man Holiday is a slick hip-hop beat. It's bigger and flashier. I missed the scrappiness of the original...
Full Review | Original Score: B
William Goss
Empire Magazine
December 15, 2013
The first half is such an agreeably raucous reunion that we hate to see a pesky thing like terminal illness ruin all the fun.
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
December 10, 2013
You leave emotionally exhausted, but there's a lot of care in this movie.
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
December 1, 2013
While the script may be uneven and the film itself overlong, the cast make for winning company, turning a deft hand to material that zigzags between bawdy and mawkish, somehow keeping it on just the right side of sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
November 29, 2013
The Best Man Holiday pigs out on every plot at a slow, bloated Christmas pace. Watch out, movie punters. We're segueing into Part Three.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
November 29, 2013
The sweet 'n' sour mood turns purely gloopy in the last act, which involves a certain football game and the intervention of an earth-bound angel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail [UK]
November 29, 2013
The dialogue is sometimes wickedly sharp, the performances good, and all we have to do is swallow great dollops of schmaltz ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
November 29, 2013
A little cheesy but it's sincere, well performed and good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 29, 2013
This rom-com-dram take on The Big Chill isn't quite up there with Lee's sparkling debut but it never succumbs to the grim sudsiness waded through in Tyler Perry territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
November 28, 2013
Like many awkward, clanger-filled real-life Christmas gatherings, it goes through some alarmingly rocky patches, but comes together in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
November 28, 2013
It's a genially soapy time-killer, though Lee's as shameless in invoking cancer as he is about the catfights and smacktalk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 27, 2013
There's nothing great about it, but there's a whole lot of good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 25, 2013
I never thought I'd see a faith-based, R-rated movie, but here it is in 'The Best Man Holiday,' a sequel to a movie from 14 years ago. It does have an R rating, but its characters all have a deep, abiding faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
November 25, 2013
A surprisingly emotional film, it is "Steel Magnolias" from the male point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
November 22, 2013
Whatever daily regimen of exfoliating and/or bathing in puppy blood is responsible for this Dorian Gray sh*t, I want in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
November 19, 2013
The cast is the film's biggest asset as just about everyone brings their A-game.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
November 17, 2013
Soapy and seasonal - perhaps Seth MacFarlane put it best when he dubbed this 'Love Blacktually.'
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
November 17, 2013
Here's a film that delivers what the fans have been waiting for. You will laugh, you will cry, but you will be totally pleased by the end result.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
November 16, 2013
The Best Man Holiday won't just tug at your heartstrings, so much as yank with a mighty furor.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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