The Best Man Reviews

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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.
April 11, 2012
Viewers who mistake the didacticism for stylistic weakness miss much of the point of this nicely toned movie.
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.
June 18, 2002
The glossy ensemble cast is consistently interesting.
January 1, 2000
The dialogue is fast, funny, and based in character.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Frequently hilarious!
January 1, 2000
A modestly impressive screenwriting and directing debut for Malcolm D. Lee.
January 1, 2000
An appealing romance.
January 1, 2000
Warm ensemble performance and sophisticated finesse from Lee.
January 1, 2000
Every conceivable wedding cliche is in attendance.
January 1, 2000
This smooth, glossy, enjoyable film showcases an impressive new authorial voice.
January 1, 2000
A genial ensemble film.
January 1, 2000
The Best Man is a class act, from top to bottom.
January 1, 2000
For the most part the actors are forced to ham it up in order to get through cliche-ridden scenes, but a few manage to overcome the burden.
January 1, 2000
Sleek and sexy.
January 1, 2000
Provokes the same kind of dramatic shivers that made Lawrence Kasdan's reunion hit The Big Chill such a big thrill.
January 1, 2000
The themes and characters are brought to the screen with the kind of energy and appeal that viewers of any background can appreciate.
January 1, 2000
The first half of the movie, however, lies there like an overturned bus--you wonder how it'll ever get uprighted, but you don't really want to stick around to find out.
January 1, 2000
Charismatic!
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