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White Wedding Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
December 5, 2010
...the didactic and unbelievable nature of many of the conversations and events, sometimes emphasized by cross-cutting, strains the patience of even the most generous viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 3, 2010
While it's a relief to visit a side of Africa that's not beset by poverty and war, we learn little about the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 15, 2010
At its best when looking at the 21st century trying to get a foothold in a country where a rural landscape, centuries of indigenous tradition and decades of entrenched colonial racism make progress difficult.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.7
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 15, 2010
A film that chafes, even as it ingratiates.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 8, 2010
When it's all over, it's no more satisfying than a not-bad sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 7, 2010
A tepid, cliché-ridden marriage comedy from South Africa.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 7, 2010
This is a movie so excited to exist that it overwhelms you with plot. Sitting through it is like opening the door to an overloaded closet. Stuff just tumbles out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
October 7, 2010
[A] pleasant, intentionally lightweight, South African road-movie romance with a sly integrationist political agenda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
October 5, 2010
The film trivializes real problems in South Africa so I won?t feel bad saying that White Wedding makes it seem like the biggest danger facing the post-apartheid South African film industry is falling victim to Hollywood clichés.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
September 16, 2010
A cinematic soap opera that shows what can be done with expensive cars a high fashion clothes. Not much.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
September 10, 2010
Some scenes are mild fun, but the mishaps that befall our hero aren't especially inventive, and although the South African setting provides a bit of interest, it's never really used incisively.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 8, 2010
From the evidence of Jann Turner's ingratiating comedy White Wedding, it's fair to say some groundbreaking is going on in South African cinema.
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
September 7, 2010
The conflict is superficial, easily rectified, but this allows a feel-good ending with little collateral damage.
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
September 6, 2010
Whether this is Vegas or Cape Town, the girl stays home moping while the boys go out and play.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
September 4, 2010
A whimsical, uplifting, funny and unexpectedly engrossing journey with just the right balance of comedy and drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.94/10
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 3, 2010
An enjoyable film set in South Africa that makes full use of the country's lingering apartheid tensions and generational divides without ever losing its smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wilson Morales
AOL Black Voices
September 3, 2010
While the plot is predictable, South Africa's 'White Wedding' is still an entertaining comedic film that audiences will find universally appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
September 3, 2010
Standard ingredients of predictable nuptial nonsense are given an enjoyable new spin in contemporary, middle-class, multiracial, multilingual South Africa.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 3, 2010
An affable comedy that, unfortunately, has too many characters and subplots for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Los Angeles Times
September 2, 2010
Filled with smart social commentary, romantic wisdom, credible complications and memorable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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