The Wedding Singer Reviews

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 27, 2013
The chemistry between Sandler and Barrymore is something special to see here, and I think 'The Wedding Singer' ends up being Sandler's best movie.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Not the most original comedy, but many will enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 25, 2009
The tone set by director Frank Coraci tends to the cartoonishly broad while making jokes at the expense of grotesques. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 28, 2009
Although the movie is remarkably schmaltzy, it's sweet and affecting, too, with Sandler's character as genuinely nice as he can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
October 18, 2008
Called on to replace some of his Happy Gilmore shtick with the emoting of a romantic lead, he does just that but in an unpersuasive on/off fashion.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
June 1, 2008
Supporting players are uniformly strong, and Coraci deserves much credit for exacting just the right degree of outrageousness without spinning into some wild orbit.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 1, 2008
Yes, it's sappy. It's also silly, utterly unironic, a sketch stretched out to feature length, and, if you're in the right mood, pretty darned cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 17, 2007
Barrymore and Sandler are lovely together, and the movie, set in 1985, was also among the first to tap into 1980s nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 19, 2006
The plotting is simplistic but cute and the gags are consistently funny, particularly for anyone who grew up in the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
You can't help pulling for the kids.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
It's charmingly bad and an excellent date film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Uneven and silly? Yes. Enjoyable? Most definitely.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
June 8, 2004
An hour and a half of solid entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
August 11, 2003
Fairly typical comedy, in that moments of genuine humor are spread out too thinly over a schmaltzy (sorry, "heartwarming") script. But how can you give a failing grade to a movie that spotlights silly early Eighties music?
| Original Score: D+
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 6, 2003
Besides music that harks back to the days when MTV was worth watching (Martha Quinn Forever!), The Wedding Singer is also a sweet, beguiling romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
This movie is great for a few laughs, especially if you fall into the right age category. But don't expect it to change your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Too much of The Wedding Singer has a disconcerting reluctance, reigning itself in at unexpected moments and failing to capitalize on several potential jokes...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Barrymore shines like a new penny on the strength of pure movie-star personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
The almost never-miss comedy makes up for the unexceptionnal storyline, and Frank Coraci happens to be a skillful mainstream director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
Sandler proves here that he's not only a brilliant comedian, but a talented actor.
| Original Score: 5/5
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