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Made of Honor Reviews

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Anna Smith
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Margaret Lyons
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 10, 2008
A prefabricated example of shoddy workmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 5, 2008
[A] very very very tired and familiar love story.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2008
You may wish that Made of Honor had given its stars something more of interest to occupy their time. And ours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 2, 2008
Though he has the requisite charm for a romantic comedy, McDreamy has picked a pretty nightmarish project to showcase his talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
May 2, 2008
Somewhere in the shades of Hollywood, the ghost of Cary Grant is shaking his head.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 2, 2008
A movie that's often enjoyable but never as good as the ones it's stealing from.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 2, 2008
This is silly stuff, made of cardboard, with one of those Gordian-knot plots that could easily be cut through by one person's simply being honest with another person for 30 whole seconds. There's not much more to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 2, 2008
Do yourself a favor: Send 'regrets' to this affair, and rent My Best Friend's Wedding again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 2, 2008
The romantic comedy Made of Honor adds tart satirical flavors to a cotton-candy formula without sabotaging the sugar rush.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 2, 2008
There was a certain amount of suspense in the air at the screening of Made of Honor: Would Tom and Hannah realize they're perfect for each other at the altar, or would I burn down the theater first?
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 2, 2008
The cinematic equivalent of a cookie-cutter wedding, Made of Honor ultimately feels a little depressing. Shouldn't any major event, from getting married to making a movie, inspire some hint of passion and creativity?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 2, 2008
An unabashed piece of Hollywood fluff garnished with spry slapstick and appealing actors.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
May 2, 2008
Patrick Dempsey goes into charm overload in Made of Honor, to no avail.
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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
May 2, 2008
Dempsey and Monaghan -- and the rest of the cast, for that matter -- give it their all, but it just isn't enough to lift this formulaic nonsense out of the stew of mediocrity in which it merely simmers from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 2, 2008
Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan make an agreeable pair in this above-average comedy, another go-round for the reliable premise of longtime pals awakening to each other romantically.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 2, 2008
Made of Honor is a retread -- My Best Friend's Wedding with the genders reversed and the brains removed. Chick flicks this calculated should come with enough Scorpion Bowls to numb the pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 2, 2008
Certainly ain't nothing to query about the tired premise, whose cinematic block we've been around and around and around since Garbo first talked.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
May 1, 2008
Even its clichés -- including a dashing rescue on horseback -- are trotted out with bland indifference.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 1, 2008
Made of Honor earns enough goodwill in a long, clever and sexy opening act to carry it through to an ending that we don't necessarily guess because it seems to lack enough of that last word in the title: 'honor.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 1, 2008
Does anyone ever demand a refund for a romantic comedy that looks awfully familiar? Let's hope not, or the folks behind Made of Honor will have to do some serious reimbursement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 1, 2008
Made of Honor is the kind of formulaic fare -- there's even that turn-the-car-around-and-get-me-back-to-the-church moment -- that depends on the wit of the script and the spark of its stars. In those departments, the film is just middling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
May 1, 2008
It's touching work that makes Dempsey's plastic sincerity look as thin as the film's posters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 1, 2008
Certain formula-driven romantic comedies reach a point where the audience realizes it won't be much fun watching the main character get his way. Nor will it be much fun watching him get his comeuppance. This is not where you want your audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 1, 2008
At its best, a romantic comedy celebrates one of humanity's greatest yearnings: to give and to find the love of a lifetime. At its worst (and this is where Made of Honor comes in), it can leave you with a bad taste, not just in your mouth but in your soul
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
May 1, 2008
A film so dreadful and humiliating that it's reassuring to know Dempsey can keep his day job.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
May 1, 2008
How you feel about Made of Honor depends on how you feel about Dempsey. If you like Grey's Dr. McDreamy, you'll like Tom and the movie. If not? There are plenty of other nondescript romantic comedies out there from which to choose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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May 1, 2008
Like a shopworn wedding gown disguised with a new sash, Made of Honor feels recycled from top to bottom. That's because it's essentially a gender-swapped version of My Best Friend's Wedding.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
April 30, 2008
Nothing is ever funny or cute or clever -- or romantic, the supposed point. It all feels recycled and trite.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 30, 2008
Made of Honor is a nice cookie-cutter comedy, no more and no less, but Dempsey, with his relaxed charm, and Monaghan, with her soft and peachy sensual spark, rise to the challenge of making friendship look like the wellspring of true love.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
April 30, 2008
Director Paul Weiland and the three (!) screenwriters it took to boil down thousands of bad movies into 101 minutes haven't provided this one with a single original thought.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
April 30, 2008
An amusing, smartly cast romantic comedy told from a guy's perspective.