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Four Weddings and a Funeral Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
February 7, 2014
Although the film is basically a light romantic comedy, it couldn't be more psychologically astute in its portrait of a man who defines himself by his bachelorhood, which empowers him to get past his fear of commitment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 7, 2014
Deftly written by Richard Curtis and directed by the versatile Mike Newell, Four Weddings is as good as its word, breezily following a small circle of friends through every one of the events the title promises.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 7, 2014
Four Weddings and a Funeral is one of those rare films that have you smiling from the get-go, and keep you that way -- with a few well-earned poignant interludes (including, of all things, a reading of W.H. Auden) -- right to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 7, 2014
Most of the acting is first-rate, with special credit going to Grant as the hero and Simon Callow in a memorable supporting role.

Total Film
February 7, 2014
The pitch-perfect profanity, bumbling romanticism and Hugh Grant's floppy-fringed charm remain enduringly, endearingly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
February 7, 2014
Four Weddings and a Funeral is a rare movie commodity, an adult comedy that takes a mostly smart, mordant approach to such topics as sex and romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
February 7, 2014
Hugh Grant's body English captures every nuance of his character's confusion precisely and hilariously.

People Magazine
February 7, 2014
If anyone asks if you want to see Four Weddings and a Funeral, just say "I do."
David Parkinson
Radio Times
February 7, 2014
Neatly structured and full of genuine warmth for its characters, Richard Curtis's Oscar-nominated screenplay is superbly observed and well served by Mike Newell's deft direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 7, 2014
As directed with a light touch by Mike Newell, there's little doubt as to where it is going or how it will be resolved. That's all right, since getting there is so much fun.
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
February 7, 2014
The setup is too arch to support the movie's detour into poignance, though John Hannah does give a moving reading of W. H. Auden's "Funeral Blues."
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
February 7, 2014
The movie dazzles with its slick lines, but there's a situational intelligence at play too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 11, 2012
Conveys everything that is hilariously and poignantly true about the ceremonies we use to tie the knot and bid loved ones farewell.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
October 14, 2011
Not everything works out neatly for everyone, but life seems a little better by the end of two hours' struggle, for the characters and for the audience. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Sexy, funny, romantic comedy at its finest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film4
February 3, 2009
British films are rarely as funny or as charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 3, 2009
The infectious charm and sunny goodwill of Four Weddings and a Funeral can so immediately buoy a soul ravaged by winter weather and winter movies.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 3, 2009
There are movies so breezy, even flimsy, that you can enjoy them as genial providers of an evening's entertainment yet forget all about them by the time you leave the multiplex.
Frank Lovece
TV Guide
February 3, 2009
A witty romantic comedy with a sardonic edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 3, 2009
A grocery store would sell this on its generic shelf: the brittle upper-class British cleverness is strictly standard issue.
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