• R, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Justin Zackham
    In Theaters:
    Apr 26, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 13, 2013
  • Lionsgate Films


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The Big Wedding Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

Some scripts can be saved by a good cast that delivers the material with as much chutzpah as possible. And then there are some that are simply unsalvageably dreadful.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: D

February 20, 2014
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Não é apenas uma má comédia; é mau Cinema.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 1/5

September 1, 2013
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

The goofy characters waltz through plenty of offbeat situations, but that's not enough because quirky and funny are not synonymous.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 2/4

August 13, 2013
Jeff Beck

What it desperately needed was more originality. I suppose Zackham thought that if he just got a great cast and sprinkled enough humor into it, then those would be enough to cover up all the flaws in the script. Unfortunately, he was very much mistaken.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 12, 2013
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Behold the unholy matrimony of hack-job romance and whack-job comedy. Witness the blindingly bleached marriage of house-porn and cocky Caucasian privilege. Suffer the union of former A-list stars and express-cashed paycheques.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

July 11, 2013

Built on chaotically disparate tones and extremely broad jokes that never hit their mark, The Big Wedding is completely devoid of laughs.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 1/5

June 5, 2013
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Sinks to new levels of horrid.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: F

June 3, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

At least somebody does fall in the swimming pool. It's Robert De Niro. Unfortunately, he resurfaces.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 1/5

June 2, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

With De Niro inexcusably using what is for many people the single most obscene swear word, this is well off target.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 2/5

May 31, 2013
Rich Cline

An all-star cast very nearly goes down with the ship as filmmaker Justin Zackham (The Bucket List) indulges in relentlessly farcical silliness.

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

May 31, 2013
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Big wedding? Big fat nothing, more like.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

May 31, 2013
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

"Oh God, this is humiliating," trills Diane Keaton and she never said a truer word.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 1/5

May 31, 2013

This is not so much Meet The Fockers as meet the shockers. The jokes are something old, nothing new, mainly borrowed and sadly blue. De Niro is a shadow of his former shelf, not so much Taxi Driver as taxidermy.

Full Review Source: UTV | Original Score: 1/10

May 30, 2013
Matthew Turner

Disappointing, poorly conceived comedy that's both emotionally unconvincing and depressingly low on laughs, though the performances ensure that it remains watchable.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

May 29, 2013
Joseph Walsh
Little White Lies

Pure claw-your-eyes-out cinema.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 1/5

May 29, 2013
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

This is one of those farces you come away from thinking the French would have done better. Then you discover that the French have already done it, and better.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

May 29, 2013
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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It's not the sheer predictability of the ensuing frolics that's hardest to take, or even the dismal attempts at humour ... but the sheer misery of watching actors you once respected demean themselves in such utterly worthless fodder.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

May 29, 2013
Damon Smith
Birmingham Post

A frothy and harmless confection that squanders the on-screen talent.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 5/10

May 29, 2013
Ali Gray

You'll run out of appendages on which to count the clichés.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 29, 2013
Eddie Harrison
The List

While it's nice to see talents like Keaton and Sarandon in The Big Wedding, it's ultimately frustrating seeing their talents wasted in Zackham's paper-thin excuse for a rom-com.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 1/5

May 29, 2013
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