Father of the Bride - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Father of the Bride Reviews

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December 20, 2016
The film's sole dramatic preoccupations are with broad physical comedy and unrealistically offbeat characterizations; a few moments of nominal pathos are really just structural pauses in the joke series.
May 20, 2012
The strengths of these films are not so much laughs as sincerity and heart. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2012
"Father of the Bride" should bring a smile to anyone who's been in a family that's had a wedding-regardless of your point of view. But the sequel doesn't offer quite the same level of comedy and insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 23, 2011
Neither the '90s nor the husband-wife team of Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer (they wrote the new version, she co-produced, he directed) can match the original film's grace or wit.
May 23, 2011
The film belongs to Steve Martin, whose crisp, almost bitter delivery, although frequently off-putting, manages to put an edge to a film that, without him, would be mush.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 23, 2011
The film does work, but not quite as well as the Hepburn-Tracy classic that it seeks to replace. Mildly amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2011
A charming, if pointless remake of the Spencer Tracy classic.
January 2, 2011
Steve Martin's sweet-natured wedding weepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2009
Best stuff here comes strsight from Martin, such as his frenzied antics in the in-laws' house or his ridiculous Tom Jones imitation in front of a mirror in a too-tight tuxedo.
June 21, 2008
Humdrum remake of Tracy classic, but has its moments with Steve Martin.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2008
See Spencer Tracy in the original instead.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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January 26, 2006
Some sequences and dialogue are lifted directly from the original, but in the wider context, this merely serves to underline the remake's comparative lack of tenderness and subtlety.
July 12, 2005
For all its glad-handing of cheer and all-encompassing warmth, has a heart as tiny and cold and calculated as a Grinch's.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 25, 2005
...it's not difficult to see why the film has endured since it's release or why a sequel was commissioned just a few years later.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2005
Not much more than a fluffy little valentine of a movie, but there's still some actual warmth and wit underneath the "been there, seen that, nice wedding" exterior.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 7, 2005
This 1991 update of Father of the Bride may not be quite as touching or as funny as the older version, but it is still lighthearted, gentle, sweet, frothy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 27, 2005
Is the wedding cake outrageously expensive? Get over it, George.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2004
Minor fluff. Not recommended.
| Original Score: 1/5
May 20, 2003
The material has been successfully refurbished with new jokes and new attitudes, but the earlier film's most memorable moments have been preserved.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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