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Jumping the Broom Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Pleasant and cheerful, and that sort of thing should be encouraged sometimes.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 11, 2013
Like a Tyler Perry movie with polish
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
April 8, 2012
Hits the intended mix of smiles, tears, and family-affirming warmth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
December 6, 2011
Class differences and family resentments add to the hubbub surrounding an African-American wedding on Martha's Vineyard in this perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 7, 2011
...a perfectly watchable romantic comedy that benefits from the efforts of its eclectic cast and from the appreciatively (and increasingly) trashy turns in the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 29, 2011
A pleasant sitcom-level mix of comedy, romance and soapy melodrama, plus low-key Bible-thumping (celebrity evangelist T.D. Jakes is a producer).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
June 7, 2011
This extremely formulaic time-waster offers little beyond its lame Hallmark greeting-card platitudes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
June 3, 2011
You might get swept away by 'Jumping the Broom.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 16, 2011
An incredibly shrill comedy...the surface elegance somehow only makes the underlying nastiness more noticeable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2011
It's fun to watch this thoroughly professional cast put through some predictable paces ...
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Jackie K. Cooper
May 14, 2011
Part drama,part comedy but everything blends together rather than clashes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 13, 2011
... an intelligent script ... and fine acting ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
May 13, 2011
There's a reason this formula has endured so long: When you plug the right variables into it, it still can make for an enjoyable, if predictable, story. This film proves it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Dave White
May 13, 2011
It's laugh out loud funny from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Grae Drake
May 13, 2011
The cast completely sells this movie and the script gives them some fun moments to work with, even with its imperfections.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Zak Jason
Boston Phoenix
May 12, 2011
Jumping the Broom is the mess you get when you mix Romeo and Juliet with Are We There Yet? and Meet the Fockers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 12, 2011
Sparring culture clash, crammed full of familiar stereotypes
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 11, 2011
The contributions of some game actors are the only thing standing between the film and absolute irrelevance, as it attempts to be all things and in the process manages to be none of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
May 10, 2011
I would have loved more talk about the meaning behind 'jumping the broom' and less moments of a mother desperate to hold on to her son.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kam Williams
May 9, 2011
The African-American answer to 'Meet the Parents!'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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