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The Honeymooners Reviews

June 18, 2005
The comedy wannabe has the lamest, most predictable banter of any recent movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 14, 2005
The real problem is that the Kramdens' precarious financial situation, which gave the original its poignant frisson, is sidestepped.
June 13, 2005
I like the cast. They're very talented, they're really funny, they have a dreadful script to work with.
June 10, 2005
John Leguizamo steals the show as its sleazy trainer -- not that there's much to steal from John Schultz's joylessly schematic paycheck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 10, 2005
There's plenty of space up there for a colony of mediocre filmmakers. That's right, folks. To the moon. Bang! Zoom!
June 10, 2005
Blame it all on the Bad Guys, those Hollywood suits who think by committee and never met a focus group they didn't like. This is product, pure and simple.
June 10, 2005
The lunar destination aims far too high. This misbegotten movie heads straight for the dogs and the sewer, literally so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 10, 2005
Cedric the Entertainer comes close to sharing Gleason's gift for, well, entertaining. He's the biggest reason this version of The Honeymooners is such an amusing surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2005
Cannibalizing old programs has become a reflex action in Tinseltown, and as a result, audience expectations are low. It must be hard to resist the temptation to live down to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2005
The gags in this don't just feel played. They're exhausted.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 10, 2005
The funny stuff is too scattered to forgive the buffoonish storyline.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2005
A bland, dull and only occasionally funny waste of time that will very soon be gathering dust in the remainder bins.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 10, 2005
The honeymoon is over.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 10, 2005
Why? Why would someone do this? How did we get here, watching mediocre remakes of classic 1950s sitcoms? What is the meaning of it all? Does cinema have a purpose beyond supporting the theater-concessions industry?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 10, 2005
If not for a few interludes of lively riffing by John Leguizamo, playing a dog trainer and all-around hustler named Dodge, there would be nothing funny about any of this.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 10, 2005
[Has] a script that never answers a key question: Why does this movie exist?
Read More | Original Score: D+
June 10, 2005
There have been funnier comedies. But there also have been far worse reasons to make a movie. Or remake a sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2005
The best thing that can be said about the new Honeymooners is that it respects its elders: It plays like an episode of the show. The worst thing is that it plays like an episode of the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2005
It's as if the movie is half Honeymooners remake and half typical weak comedy, which doesn't add up to a whole lot of anything.
Read More | Original Score: C-
June 10, 2005
It's not as bad as the average Hollywood movie, it's stupendously worse.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
June 9, 2005
Just funny enough to mollify purists and amuse the uninitiated.
June 9, 2005
Cedric and Epps have none of the team chemistry Gleason shared with Art Carney, and Epps' Norton displays none of Carney's eccentricities.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 9, 2005
It's as if whenever The Honeymooners comes close to delivering on a funny idea, the movie runs screaming in the opposite direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 9, 2005
A surprise and a delight, a movie that escapes the fate of weary TV retreads and creates characters that remember the originals, yes, but also stand on their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 9, 2005
Superfluous though it may be, The Honeymooners is not so bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 9, 2005
Though the patterns are there, the laughs aren't, mostly because the writing is so lazy and formulaic.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 9, 2005
This laughless attempt to modernize the Kramdens and Nortons is somewhat akin to sacrilege, as it waters down the characters and strips them of their unforgettable quirks and tics.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
June 9, 2005
Not only an insult to the original, it should be shown at film schools as proof of how pointless a movie can be.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 9, 2005
A lackluster affair, devoid of laughs and just about anything else one might construe as entertainment.
June 9, 2005
What The Honeymooners does well, it does very well. The trouble is, it doesn't do enough of what it does well.
June 9, 2005
A get-rich-quick picture about a guy with get-rich-quick dreams. The moon may shine high over Ralph Kramden's New York City, but sights are set depressingly low in the studio schemes of Hollywood.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 9, 2005
A couple of bursts of inspired physical comedy notwithstanding, the normally unflappable Cedric (who also executive-produced) goes through the film plastered with a how'd-I-get-myself-into-this look on his face -- as does the audience.
June 8, 2005
So...why remake this, again?
Full Review | Original Score: C-