Sep 8, 2017
Sure, it neatly avoids a lot of the fluff found in many chick flicks and replaces it with crass shenanigans, but it adds touching moments when they're needed most, providing for a smart, less clichéd comedy.
Jun 30, 2015
Through a combination of smart performances and scurrilous gags Bridesmaids yanks the buddy comedy from the hands of its traditional owners.
Jun 30, 2015
The big, brash laughs are coupled with a smart insight into women's friendships.
Jun 30, 2015
[Wiig's] is the comedy of panic, paranoia, madness and self-loathing, but her trick in the new film Bridesmaids is to remain composed even as her heart is shredded to confetti.
Jun 30, 2015
Unashamedly smart... Bridesmaids has been hailed as a groundbreaking blow for American female cinema. That says a lot about the extent of Hollywood's current conservatism, but for now, Bridesmaids does nicely as a tonic corrective.
Aug 2, 2013
The star and co-writer of Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig, puts herself and her female co-stars through the comedy wringer.
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Oct 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.
Jul 18, 2011
Bridesmaids turns the gross-out comedy genre on its head and emerges bigger and better than its predecessors. It boasts unforgettable breakout performances and is the most important comedy of the year. And the best.
Jul 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
Jun 24, 2011
At its best, Bridesmaids does that wonderful thing: tell the truth, indelicately.
Jun 24, 2011
Indeed pretty much a rom-com in the end - but hugely enjoyable, fresh and rude, both touching and funny, all the way.
Jun 23, 2011
Sharply written and winningly performed, it delivers more laughs than any movie released this year, but also, the longer it goes on, develops into a surprisingly poignant evocation of self-scuppering loneliness.
Jun 23, 2011
The full horror of being a bridesmaid is shown, but Wiig persuades you there is something genuinely loving and sisterly to be found at the end of this incredible ordeal.
Jun 23, 2011
Really, bottom line: it's the best thing Apatow's put his name to in years.
Jun 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.
Jun 20, 2011
Finally, a female ensemble comedy that balances realistic characters with smart laughs and side-splitting farce.
Jun 18, 2011
Completely and utterly honk-like-a-goose hilarious.
Jun 16, 2011
Bridesmaids is just fall-down funny.