Muriel's Wedding - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Muriel's Wedding Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
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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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.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 14, 2003
So overrated. 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' for the nineties.
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
There are some funny and inventive sequences here, but for the most part Muriel's Wedding is disappointingly simplistic and cliched.
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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-

TV Guide
March 29, 2003
Ultimately, the comedy here is grounded in self-hatred, hostility, and despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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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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James Berardinelli
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
Clint Morris
April 27, 2003
One of the finest Australian films of all time. The laughs don't stop.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
While the film takes a lot of unexpected turns along the way, its ultimate destination is obvious from the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Muriel's Wedding is still a solid and entertaining movie. Just understand what you're getting in to.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An engaging, funny and sometimes surprisingly tough romantic comedy.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
Soulfully explores a young woman's journey to transformation
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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