• PG, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Charles Shyer
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1991 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 20, 1999

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Father of the Bride Reviews

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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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.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 23, 2011
Variety Staff
Variety
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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.

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March 26, 2009

Time Out
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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.

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January 26, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 20, 2003
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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[A] slight but delightfully sweet-natured new comedy starring Steve Martin.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is a movie with heart, and there are little moments in it when Martin is deeply moved by the fact that this perfect creature he brought into the world is now going to start a family of her own.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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After a provocative setup, this Touchstone Pictures offering pads innocuously down the aisle, a remake that doesn't touch the Spencer Tracy classic of the same name.

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January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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This feel-good finale might feel even better, though, if it had any true connection to the pat, amiable, and rather dawdling farce that preceded it.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

January 1, 1991
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