The Best Man Reviews

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November 14, 2013
Lee comes at the topics refreshingly, taking the African-American male, one of the least explored groups in film, and placing him under a microscope, not for judgment, but for observation.
November 14, 2013
Ultimately when it's all said and done, Best Man remains always a groomsman, never a groom: It backs down on its promise to both challenge and entertain, opting instead for the easy laugh--and the pat ending.
March 15, 2013
Entertaining romantic drama ponders commitment, fidelity.
May 3, 2012
The wedding weekend entails predictable conflict and resolution, by way of some excellent performances.
April 11, 2012
A fresh romantic comedy that's somewhat let down by a wayward plot, The Best Man is well worth watching for the outstanding ensemble acting and the intelligent, schmaltz-avoiding handling of love, marriage and friendship.
April 11, 2012
Viewers who mistake the didacticism for stylistic weakness miss much of the point of this nicely toned movie.
December 11, 2006
A festive few hours that often delights.
May 26, 2006
The Best Man is a decent character driven effort and a light night out at the movies.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
So much for the under-powered plot, from tyro writer/director Malcolm D Lee, to which the tiresome unearthing of nice guy Harper's previous dalliances contributes little.
December 2, 2002
In his earnestness Lee forgets that we need engagingly defective objects of mockery for comedy to work and instead falls back on characters who exhibit no demeaning flaws.
September 18, 2002
When it comes right down to it, The Best Man isn't exciting, it isn't poignant, and the lessons learned in the end aren't particularly worth learning.
June 18, 2002
The glossy ensemble cast is consistently interesting.
June 5, 2002
[The] equivalent of a Rock Hudson/Doris Day comedy, in the worst sense.
December 10, 2001
With a surprisingly good script and a very able cast, The Best Man is far better than it has any right to be.
July 24, 2001
June 15, 2001
Very nicely done all around, a fine motion picture for any old time, but super great for the holidays.
March 21, 2001
Malcolm D. Lee is clearly a director to watch.
February 14, 2001
See it twice!
January 1, 2000
Lee's story, which rambles on for a good half-hour longer than is necessary, contains little we haven't already seen dozens of times at the movies.
January 1, 2000
Fun to watch!
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