The Groomsmen Reviews

March 1, 2007
Secure in its indie identity and wholly entertaining, The Groomsmen deserves hordes of filmgoers seeking quality alternatives to the bigger summer pictures.
August 25, 2006
This is the movie I believe Burns has been trying to make since The Brothers McMullen, 11 years ago.
August 25, 2006
Traffics in such familiar territory as sibling rivalries, generational estrangements and broken dreams. But it slowly, sometimes too slowly, connects with the viewer.
August 19, 2006
Its realistic portrayal of an almost extinct small-town dynamic between friends and family is not to be missed.
August 10, 2006
The Groomsmen may be low-cal Cassavetes or Secrets and Lies for mooks, but Burns knows his turf. The marvel is that after seven films he's still finding fresh grass.
August 3, 2006
The Groomsmen, while as corny as a Staten Island marriage proposal, rings true on many levels.
July 26, 2006
In a film of minor ambition, [the characters are] all worthy company.
July 15, 2006
What this is, is a typical film about nothing, which is what Burns likes to do best.
July 14, 2006
With the exception of the reliably wooden Burns, the ensemble is terrific.
July 14, 2006
Burns, without pretense or sappiness, wears a heart the size of Manhattan on his sleeve, and handles the movie's rollercoaster of emotion with immense skill.
July 14, 2006
The Groomsmen captures a single, specific moment, when responsibilities await but adulthood is still unwelcome. If their predicament strikes a chord, you may want to join Burns' boys for their final hurrah.
July 14, 2006
The Groomsmen is warm and it's funny, and it's Ed Burns' best movie in years.
July 13, 2006
The movie snaps sharply to life every now and then, and its unfashionable decency really gets to you.
July 13, 2006
The Groomsmen, set in suburban New York, is a more serioso gloss on [common] guy themes.
July 13, 2006
Edward Burns paints a scathing portrait of raucous high school buddies clutching at their rock n roll glory days as they push 35.
July 13, 2006
A graceful exploration of the primal emotions that emerge when five thirtysomething long-time friends gather for a wedding.
July 12, 2006
Edward Burns' best riff yet on guys trying to sort out their feelings about women.