Father of the Bride Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
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

TV Guide's Movie Guide
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

Empire Magazine
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

Film4
May 23, 2011
A charming, if pointless remake of the Spencer Tracy classic.
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Steve Martin's sweet-natured wedding weepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
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.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
June 21, 2008
Humdrum remake of Tracy classic, but has its moments with Steve Martin.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
November 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
A very funny film
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
April 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
April 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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