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Bridesmaids Reviews

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
August 2, 2013
The star and co-writer of Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig, puts herself and her female co-stars through the comedy wringer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 2, 2013
Bridesmaids is likely to be a hit with both women and men, being half formula chick-flick, half raunchy comedy of humiliation. It's hilarious -- and too bifurcated to be satisfying.
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 2, 2013
Onetime Saturday Night Live castmates Wiig and Rudolph make Annie and Lillian's friendship believable. Which is why Annie's shenanigans are sad -- and hilarious.
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Leah Rozen
TheWrap
October 7, 2011
The movie won't change your life or grab a fistful of Oscar nominations come next winter. But it will make you laugh, hard and often, and it proves that sometimes girls just want to have fun.
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Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
July 7, 2011
Is it funny? Yes, at times, and its female-centric theme will appeal to many women. I just hope they have the patience to trudge through the slow spots and story detours. Bridesmaids, which might as easily bear the title Women Behaving Badly
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 22, 2011
An effortless blend of bad taste and good humour with a wholly believable, often very touching emotional core, all centred around one of the finest star-making comic performances in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Denby
New Yorker
May 23, 2011
The movie is uneven and lurching, but it provides many laughs.
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Tom Charity
CNN.com
May 14, 2011
Bridesmaids is a stiletto-sharp, raunchy, no-holds-barred yuk-fest that stands as a worthy female counterpart to the likes of Wedding Crashers and The Hangover.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
May 13, 2011
Wiig has terrific audience rapport, a prerequisite for comics, and a squiggly way of seeming totally reasonable and altogether daft at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 13, 2011
The only question is: Will Kristen Wiig ever be this good again? The answer is, let's hope so. Bridesmaids rocks. Hopefully, a movie star is born.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Siri Agrell
Globe and Mail
May 13, 2011
In the end, Bridesmaids is touching and funny and a tiny bit sickening. Just like a real wedding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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May 13, 2011
The warring impulses within Wiig set a wonderfully skittish tone for the painfully hilarious new movie Bridesmaids, a screwy tale of female friendship and wedding planning from hell.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 13, 2011
It's not a movie for people looking for a decorous night at the movies. It is a film, though, for folks eager for some good dirty jokes, some refreshingly real female characters - and, just maybe, a new comic voice.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 13, 2011
If this is only a chick flick, then call me a chick.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
May 13, 2011
It's the smaller, more observant moments in "Bridesmaids" that make it worth savoring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 13, 2011
By the time two hours had dragged by, I felt a lot like I had sat through a five-hour wedding.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 13, 2011
Kristen Wiig is the best sketch comic alive, and "Bridesmaids" should finally make her a movie star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
May 12, 2011
That rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 12, 2011
After shining on SNL, Kristen Wiig finally has a lead role worthy of her comic talents. And wedding prep gets the absurdly humorous treatment it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
May 12, 2011
A film of great hilarity, humanity, idiosyncrasy and grade-A, eyebrow-singeing raunch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 12, 2011
Bridesmaids has a couple of X chromosomes up its sleeve, and you're wrong if you think that's merely a cosmetic difference.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2011
Kristen Wiig is an indisputable goddess of comedy. This rowdy fem-friendship movie she stars in and wrote with Annie Mumolo is infused with the Wiig brand of wicked mischief.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 12, 2011
"Bridesmaids" is bust-a-gut funny, a high-adrenaline string of slapstick gags and verbal hysteria.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 12, 2011
It definitively proves that women are the equal of men in vulgarity, sexual frankness, lust, vulnerability, overdrinking and insecurity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
May 12, 2011
Bridemaids sputters, coughs, and lurches, but it's a winning shambles, buoyed by a sharp, balanced comedic ensemble and some truthful observations about how close friends adapt when their lives fall out of step.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Dana Stevens
Slate
May 12, 2011
Hallelujah and praise the Lord for Paul Feig's Bridesmaids, a movie we've been awaiting for what feels like forever.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 12, 2011
Think of it as The 40-Year-Old Nonvirgin in taffeta. Or the Kristen Wiig movie that her fans have been waiting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
May 12, 2011
This might be a turning point in feminism and comedy, provided that both sexes can embrace it.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 12, 2011
The movie is smart about a lot of things, including the vital importance of female friendships. And it's nice to see so many actresses taking up space while making fun of something besides other women.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 12, 2011
[It's] a female-centered ensemble comedy that's ultimately about the importance and power of friendship. And, yes, it's funny as hell.
| Original Score: 3/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 12, 2011
The brilliant Saturday Night Live player Kristen Wiig finally gets the big-screen vehicle she deserves.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 12, 2011
No one has explored the inner workings of a passive-aggressive frenemy the way Wiig has. She has the Midas touch for activating a character's petty streak while still making audiences like her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 12, 2011
This is one very funny flick, which may require a second viewing, lest loud laughter rob you of hearing some of the lines - especially during an eye-popping pivotal scene that was once the purview of the boys: the big gross-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 12, 2011
Just as Apatow redefined leading men in a more realistic manner, Wiig may well change the way Hollywood looks at ladies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 12, 2011
The setup is ripe for a black comedy but the movie never fully embraces the darkness and the level of humor is on par with the limp skits for which Wiig is responsible on Saturday Night Live.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 11, 2011
"Bridesmaids'' openly, comfortably turns the stress of being girlfriends into comedy. It's really about the single friend backing away from the edge of temporary insanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
May 11, 2011
Bridesmaids is the sort of movie in which you know exactly how everything is going to turn out by the end, but the characterizations are strong enough to overcome the formulaic template.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 11, 2011
In this movie, romantic envy and class envy coalesce, because Bridesmaids understands just how they're linked. Even if money can't buy you love, being broke puts you at a distinct disadvantage.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
May 11, 2011
It goes pretty much as expected, but it does seem earned, in part because the writing is so sharp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
May 11, 2011
This supposed great experiment in femme-com bears the distinct scars of having been "fixed" -- out of fear or financial imperative -- by and for dudes.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
May 11, 2011
"Bridesmaids" proves two things conclusively: Women are every bit as adept as men at gross-out comedy antics, and Kristen Wiig is a bona-fide comedy star.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Fear
Time Out
May 10, 2011
Must every funny sequence end abruptly with a generic cut to a city skyline scored to a pop song?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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May 10, 2011
It's a movie that succeeds, often beautifully, not by forcing its characters to be as naughty and gross and pathetic as men are. It soars by letting them be as naughty and gross and pathetic as women are. Three cheers for equality.
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
May 10, 2011
"Bridesmaids" is a female version of "The Hangover"--from the coarse language to the cringe-inducing grossout gags to the Vegas road trip that goes horribly wrong.
| Original Score: 3.0/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
May 9, 2011
Bridesmaids surely doesn't mark the end of conventional female-centric comedies, but it works on so many levels, it'll hopefully make future filmmakers stop and think twice before approaching this kind of project and realize it can be done [better].
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
May 3, 2011
Kristen Wiig scores in an erratic gross comedy that truthfully connects where it counts.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 15, 2011
Bridesmaids sorely lacks the saving grace of being consistently funny.