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Bride Wars Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
January 16, 2009
Bride Wars makes Sex and the City seem like Jane Austen.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
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.
January 9, 2009
Director Gary Winick has long since abandoned his cool cred from Tadpole and 13 Going on 30 and given himself over to the dark side of making glossy amusements that are about as deep as staring into a snow globe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 9, 2009
In the end, the movie owes its mild success to Anne Hathaway, who makes it watchable.
January 9, 2009
In these recessionary times, it's not just misogynistic to assume that intelligent women turn into feral dogs at the sight of a Tiffany gift box, but it's also beside the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 9, 2009
Even if you can get past the boneheaded premise, the picture feels halfhearted in its construction.
January 9, 2009
How bad can a movie be, with Goldilocks Hudson and Cinderella Hathaway? So excruciating that Hudson's sunshine can't warm it and Hathaway's rose redolence can't mask its stink.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 9, 2009
Bride Wars takes the burgeoning Anne Hathaway wedding-movie subgenre from the sublime to the despicable.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
January 9, 2009
All in all, it's a good girlfriend movie and a decent date-night picture.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2009
Anything you need to know to avoid wasting your $12 is in the unpromising trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 9, 2009
It would be depressing to think that people like this might actually exist. But it's also a little depressing to think that movies like this actually exist, so you can never be too sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 9, 2009
It's apathy incarnate. It's the Bride of Floppenstein, a C-minus, a soggy, sad thing floating in a lukewarm limbo of sentimental mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 9, 2009
If anyone asks you if you want to see Bride Wars, remember the right answer: I don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 9, 2009
The idea of a revenge comedy isn't necessarily a bad one, Bride Wars simply fails at it despite having the formidable duo of Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, who in their own distinctive ways usually command the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
January 9, 2009
Bride Wars is hell at its most banal -- like watching a dull sitcom with a broken remote.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 9, 2009
Setting feminism back at least a century, embarrassing a potential Oscar nominee and insulting the very idea of romance, Bride Wars is every bit as awful as it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 9, 2009
It's been awhile since a movie has been this stridently insufferable while pulling off that moviemaking trifecta of combining bad directing, bad writing and bad acting.
Read More | Original Score: D+
January 9, 2009
With artifice as layered as the tiers of a marzipan cake, this resembles nothing so much as a stale Rock Hudson-Doris Day comedy: you know that eventually the combatants will recognize they love each other the most.
January 9, 2009
It's a chick flick; nothing wrong with that. But it's also a chick flick that makes its chick characters -- and by extension its chick audience -- look like hateful, backward toddlers, and there is something wrong with that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 9, 2009
It's hard to warm to these superficial women who learn the error of their ways in such an unconvincingly hasty fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
January 9, 2009
A dopey if largely painless romantic comedy
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 9, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 9, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
January 8, 2009
The timing of this picture's release is unfortunate, as is the picture itself.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 8, 2009
That poor Vera Wang gown has to carry the movie, and that's too much to ask of any dress. Right now, the Wang is probably calling up the green gown from Atonement, asking how to get fixed up with a better script. I wish it luck.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 8, 2009
A shrill, mechanical comedy dedicated to the proposition that a wedding that doesn't take place at the Plaza Hotel is scarcely worth having at all.
January 8, 2009
Unless skirmishes in the bridal registry department or catfights in yards of tulle sound like fun, opt for peaceful resistance to Bride Wars.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 8, 2009
Predictable, lazy and as overprocessed as Kate Hudson's hair, this thoroughly joyless movie also possesses a deep nasty streak, making it loathsome when it might have been merely annoying.
January 8, 2009
Hathaway and Hudson, both natural charmers, are reduced to female stereotypes in this outdated comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 8, 2009
They're real, dimensional humans, not wedding-obsessed fembots.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 8, 2009
The movie ends with the door wide open for a sequel; one can't imagine anyone involved jumping at the thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
January 8, 2009
[A] shiny sitcom pilot that looks like something yanked from NBC's shelves circa 1989.
January 7, 2009
Bride Wars tosses out stereotypes about female materialism and cattiness with all the giddy gusto of a newly married woman flinging the bouquet at her single girlfriends.
January 7, 2009
Bride Wars pretends to be a satire of wedding mania, but since there's virtually nothing else to the movie, the satire comes depressingly close to endorsement.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 7, 2009
It's a picture that never comes to life before the "death do us part."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5