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Muriel's Wedding Reviews

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Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine
April 9, 2012
There's a high enough feelgood factor here to compensate for the detours off the comedy highway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 9, 2012
This movie only shows true tact and understanding when it comes to flattering the audience; everyone on-screen is strictly up for grabs.

Film4
April 9, 2012
Another kooky Australian movie this may be, but director Hogan and his cast sustain a strange melancholic undercurrent.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
The trouble with the movie is that there's nothing to Muriel but her false dreams: We never quite glimpse the woman they're hiding.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Most of the action is played for broad laughs, and Hogan demonstrates the ability to generate them, even if the humor is base and often cruel, making fun of people's looks and ineptitude.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An engaging, funny and sometimes surprisingly tough romantic comedy.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 29, 2004
Enjoyable little film that nonetheless already feels overrated.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
Soulfully explores a young woman's journey to transformation
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
[A] gleeful, gaudy tribute to one ungainly misfit and her determination.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 27, 2003
One of the finest Australian films of all time. The laughs don't stop.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 14, 2003
So overrated. 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' for the nineties.
| Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
March 29, 2003
Ultimately, the comedy here is grounded in self-hatred, hostility, and despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
It stars the somewhat homely Toni Collette as Muriel, whose whole purpose in life is to get married. How she does that and what happens after that are a couple of the many delightful surprises in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
Toni Collette gives a wonderful performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 9, 2002
Toni Collette gives an incredible performance - plus, there's a great use of Abba music.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
There's poignant drama in this brash, sometimes overstated film, and Muriel's transformation is truly touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Neil Smith
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
Writer-director PJ Hogan has some unexpected twists in store before his quirky farce reaches its uplifting conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Muriel's Wedding isn't a perfect comedy, tragedy, or drama, but it contains enough original elements of each to make it worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film's good heart keeps it from ever making fun of Muriel, although there are moments that must have been tempting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's a bright, buoyant comedy about a very sad young woman -- and, regrettably, the mix just doesn't work.
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