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American Wedding Reviews

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 19, 2003
A worn-out gross-out.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 7, 2003
Funny when it needs to be. I don't know what more you can ask from the third installment of a series that has gone further than anyone reasonably could have expected.
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David Ng
Village Voice
August 5, 2003
The formula has long since hardened into a flaky mess.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
August 2, 2003
If there was ever a case of Hollywood's over-stroking a formula to squeeze every last drop out of it, American Wedding is it.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 1, 2003
If you do not bring pride, good taste or sense to this third American Pie installment, you'll have a good time.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
August 1, 2003
Dylan delivers a comedy just on the high side of exactly what's expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 1, 2003
At this wedding, you can have your cake and barf it, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tina Potterf
Seattle Times
August 1, 2003
What makes American Wedding click is that it doesn't pretend to be something it's not.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 1, 2003
The strain and desperation are apparent from the first scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
August 1, 2003
Even suckers for the first two American Pie courses will find this third helping indigestible.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 1, 2003
Has some gut-busting moments, but for the most part the thrill is gone from what the ads describe as the 'thrilling climax' of this gross-out franchise.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
August 1, 2003
An aimless charade of doggy poo, latex breasts and really, really bad language.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 1, 2003
[An] uneven but undeniably sweet movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
August 1, 2003
This is the funniest of the three movies. The new characters and the tighter focus are just what the series needed.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
August 1, 2003
A better film than anyone should normally expect in this genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 1, 2003
Still has all the crude, rude fun of its predecessors.
Read More | Original Score: B
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 1, 2003
American Wedding has the decided taste of day-old bakery -- although, of course, that could just be some errant body fluid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 1, 2003
American Wedding celebrates limited comic imagination with the predictable outcomes of most dead-on-arrival WB sitcoms.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 1, 2003
Although the movie cheerfully offends all civilized notions of taste, decorum, manners and hygiene, it has a sweetness that is impossible to discount, and it is often very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
August 1, 2003
If you like the formula -- Hallmark card sentiments contracted out to hardcore youth offenders -- American Wedding may be the best of the trio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 31, 2003
A gagfest that makes viewers gag at least twice as often as they giggle.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
July 31, 2003
The makers of Wedding have so effectively managed to make offensiveness seem tame that this could be subversion financed by the religious right.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
July 31, 2003
The grossest, least funny installment in the American Pie series.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
July 31, 2003
The makers of American Wedding know what pleases its target audience -- and the movie delivers the goods, even if some are recycled.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
July 31, 2003
An energetic, raunchy comedy that's funnier and more creative than the last film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
July 31, 2003
Tastier than the previous two.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
July 31, 2003
The howl-worthy gross-outs, the series' raison d'Ítre, more than carry the day.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
July 31, 2003
[Dylan's] bare-bones approach may trip up along the way, but it keeps the funny stuff in the foreground.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 31, 2003
The fastest, funniest, wildest entry in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 31, 2003
The whole thing is one big fat geek wedding fiasco.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 31, 2003
If you think you're going to like American Wedding, you probably will. If you don't, you probably won't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 31, 2003
Sadly, when there's not a gag to show off, first-time Pie series director Jesse Dylan ... allows his movie to go as flat as a pie crust.
Read More | Original Score: C
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
July 30, 2003
The movie is enormously, convulsively funny, and it never lets up -- it has no shame.
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Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly
July 30, 2003
A groin-numbing onslaught of sexual-humiliation and emission-ingestion gags.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
July 29, 2003
The familiar formula feels significantly watered-down the third time around.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 28, 2003
[J]ust as horny, tacky and funny as the first two.