My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Reviews

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Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
May 11, 2002
Vardalos is amicable and sincere, but without the assembly of mutton-munching caricatures, this romantic-comedy would be hard pressed to fill a wedding gown.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 22, 2002
The story feels stale and the characters ... sink too often to sketch-comedy stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It offers the illusion of originality by bombarding audiences with Greek stereotypes, but really clings to the formulaic romance comedy.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
April 19, 2002
Feels like an extended pilot in search of a weekly TV slot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 2, 2002
This romantic/comedy asks the question how much souvlaki can you take before indigestion sets in.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
February 8, 2003
Now, Nia Vardalos will jump out of your movie screen or television set...and club you over the head with a bottle of Windex until you give in to her aggressively overbearing humor!
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Top Critic
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 9, 2002
This is an affectionate and good-hearted movie that could've been a whole lot better and could've been a whole lot worse.
| Original Score: C+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 30, 2002
This is not challenging stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
July 30, 2002
An embarrassment, a film so humiliating to everyone involved, it is shocking that protesters haven't come out of the woodwork to scream bloody murder.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
June 10, 2003
It's funny, it's familiar and you can see a lot of the situations transferring over to your own life.
| Original Score: 70/100
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
August 31, 2002
Vardalos certainly has a strong screen presence (physical humor is her strong suit) though her script is considerably lazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
October 1, 2002
There isn't enough drama to take My Big Greek Wedding out of TV movie territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 18, 2002
Unfunny standard-issue ethnic mix-'em-up.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Chicago Reader
April 4, 2012
Second City alum Nia Vardalos stars in this ethnic comedy, which she also wrote -- an ambitious way to break into a leading role; too bad the results are insubstantial.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 11, 2002
Perhaps the makers of My Big Fat Greek Wedding subscribe to the Quentin Crisp theory of housekeeping %u2013 "After the first four years, the dust doesn't get any worse" %u2013 but this feels more like 70 years of dust, and badly in need of an airing out.
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
December 16, 2002
When Vardalos tries to pass one-joke stereotypes and situations as revelatory characterizations and experiences, it simply doesn't achieve anything noteworthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sheri Linden
Boxoffice Magazine
April 19, 2002
Under Joel Zwick's lackluster direction, the humor mostly comes across as too broad or simply flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 19, 2002
Vardalos apparently never met an ethnic stereotype she didn't like, and she's got a million of them.
| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009
It's greek to me.
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 2, 2003
On the whole, this film didn't make me laugh much, didn't make me 'aaaaaah' much and didn't give me any more insight into its astronomical popularity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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