Muriel's Wedding - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Muriel's Wedding Reviews

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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.
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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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
[A] gleeful, gaudy tribute to one ungainly misfit and her determination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
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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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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