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Rachel Getting Married Reviews

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Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
September 3, 2008
Quite frankly, in Demme's insistence that the film be so Altmanesque in its realism that he loses focus of the story that matters most.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
Aside from this lovely fašade of racial harmony, your picture is really just another trite chick flick about sisterhood.
September 30, 2008
[T]he film is a compelling mix of painful comedy and revelatory tragedy, but when we get to the wedding reception, director Jonathan Demme gets completely distracted by the musicians he's cast to perform in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 1, 2009
Like being forced to sit through an overly long wedding video in the living room of a couple you hardly even know.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
February 2, 2009
Like the guest who's overstayed his welcome by a week, the camera simply can't take a clue when it's time to move on. Presenting Runaway Bride's sequel: 'Runaway Bridal Party.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
October 3, 2008
Comes across like a 2-hour wedding video done by the world's worst cameraman with a few overly dramatic moments shoehorned in to allow the cast to flex their acting muscles.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 1, 2009
Demme has made two of my favorite films, Philadelphia and Melvin and Howard as well as the classic The Silence of the Lambs. In his latest movie Rachel Getting Married, the lambs never stop bleating. And they're dysfunctional.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
Even Hathaway's remarkable, Oscar-worthy performance can't save it.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 1, 2009
Only those who are willing to forego the many imperfections in the loosey-goosey script and Demme's improvisational style will feel the acting makes the film worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 23, 2009
Anne Hathaway turns up at some nice lady's wedding and rudely upstages her and the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
October 3, 2008
The kind of film where everyone on screen is having a lot more fun than the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 23, 2009
The film, like the shindig, ends up dissolving in a schmaltzy brew of make-do-and-mend, complete with a sari-clad wedding accompanied by multi-ethnic music, whose PC touchy-feeliness one hopes is a joke but fears is not.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
October 23, 2008
Although Anne Hathaway delivers a haunting performance, it's an invitation you might consider declining - until the dvd.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 10, 2008
Hollywood should make more movies like Rachel Getting Married, but with a little more humility and a proper sense of timing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 18, 2008
The question before us is: When exactly did Jonathan Demme lose his sense of humor?
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 17, 2008
The roving camerawork becomes the instrument for thematic rambling and a confined, suffocating marital drama that sparkles with the family treasure -- Hathaway's breakout emotional magnetism.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
January 28, 2009
Wandering aimlessly, it immerses the viewer in a never-ending series of song and dance, wedding toasts, and family feuds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
December 10, 2008
Good acting lifts the film above the din of dysfunction, but just barely.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
November 7, 2008
Anne Hathaway is the only reason to witness the rambling Rachel Getting Married.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
October 4, 2008
A veritable orgy of family angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

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