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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
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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

National Post
July 15, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
June 3, 2011
You might get swept away by 'Jumping the Broom.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | 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
Kam Williams
May 9, 2011
The African-American answer to 'Meet the Parents!'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Armond White
New York Press
May 8, 2011
Jumping the Broom is an in-law comedy with soul.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 7, 2011
Jumping the Broom is no Soul Food, but as a worthy seriocomedy about African-American family dynamics, it's nourishing enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 6, 2011
It shouldn't seem as novel as it does.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 6, 2011
Even minor characters get their due in well-written, nonhysterical scenes that, even if they don't render you helpless with laughter, elicit more than occasional chuckles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 6, 2011
"Jumping the Broom" combines tried-and-true oil-water class tensions with the challenges of modern romance and family, then adds some African-American flavors.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wilson Morales
May 6, 2011
With Salim Akil making his film directorial debut, 'Jumping The Broom,' works because of the scene stealing performances by Mike Epps, Valerie Pettiford, and DeRay Davis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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