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Bride Wars Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
January 7, 2011
Bride Wars renders its women characters as stereotypes only capable of approaching the world the way a character from a prime-time TV show might.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 8, 2009
A crass, despicably sexist piece of Hollywood trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
January 9, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 7, 2009
It's a picture that never comes to life before the "death do us part."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 29, 2012
Bride Wars will ensnare the fairer sex like an evil goddamn tractor beam and there's nothing you can do about it. If you must go see it, take a book. Or some cyanide.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 8, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 12, 2009
There's more cheer to be gained from staring outside at a bleak and desolate winterscape in the twilight of a shortened day than paying good money to endure this example of cinematic offal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 9, 2009
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
January 8, 2009
Gary Winick directs way too broadly for this thing to ever have a chance and any semblance of reality or believability is just tossed out with bridal bouquet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
January 8, 2009
Movies thrive on smackdowns. "Clash of the Titans." "Alien vs. Predator." "Freddy vs. Jason." Rocky vs. Apollo Creed. And now, Bridezilla vs. Bridezilla.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 9, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 8, 2009
The timing of this picture's release is unfortunate, as is the picture itself.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
January 9, 2009
No cues are needed to understand the plot, which feels computer-generated and barely serves to sustain an hour and a half running time.
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 12, 2009
While it may be tempting to write off 'Bride Wars' as harmlessly mediocre, this race to the altar also falters by trafficking in female stereotypes.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 7, 2009
As romantic as the dollar dance and as funny as the quips from a hokey wedding DJ.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
January 9, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 9, 2009
Bride Wars never gets off its high-concept stool long enough to explore what makes weddings so exciting and nerve-racking and treacherous. It flounders instead in juvenilia and bitchiness.
Tim Grierson
Screen International
January 10, 2009
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
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
February 8, 2009
You want to see Anne Hathaway in a worthy vehicle? Check out "Rachel Getting Married." You want to see Kate Hudson in a worthy vehicle?Rent a time machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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