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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, who play the would-be brides, are good actors and quick-witted women, here playing characters at a level of intelligence approximating HAL 9000 after he has had his chips pulled.
The film wanly tries to build a case for their two very different, yet complementary, personalities but falls back on slapstick. The filmmakers make thankfully swift work of the tale in just under 90 minutes.
As if to assuage the anxieties of the millions of same-sex couples deprived of the right to wed in this nation, here comes Bride Wars to make the entire institution of marriage look almost as awful as last year's dreadful 27 Dresses did.
It is widely assumed that Eddie Murphy hurt his Oscar chances by following his dramatic turn in 'Dreamgirls' with the graceless 'Norbit.' 'Bride Wars' is just as abysmal, though it spares us the prosthetic fat suits.
This comedy about female best friends whose bond is shattered when their weddings fall on the same date occasionally displays a desire to explore the nature of friendship and love, but unfortunately such moments of insight take a backseat to increasingly