Son of the Bride - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Son of the Bride Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
It's fresh, funny, biting, fast-paced and reasonably perceptive about people and their problems.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 6, 2002
It's a wise and endearing little film.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 10, 2002
It would seem that wherever there are middle-class, midlife crises to be suffered, there are movies to be made about those crises, and they somehow all manage to transcend their local trappings in favour of a kind of borderless emotional banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Peranson
Globe and Mail
May 10, 2002
What starts off as a possible Argentine American Beauty reeks like a room stacked with pungent flowers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 26, 2002
Like any good romance, Son of the Bride, proves it's never too late to learn.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
April 26, 2002
Even the digressions are funny.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
April 15, 2002
Son of the Bride manages to be affectionate without drawing too deeply from a well of sugar and schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Perry
Boston Globe
April 12, 2002
Jose Campanella delivers a loosely autobiographical story brushed with sentimentality but brimming with gentle humor, bittersweet pathos, and lyric moments that linger like snapshots of memory.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 11, 2002
This is a sweet film, one not without a certain emotional intelligence and fleeting bursts of wit and humor.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 5, 2002
A pleasant and sometimes heartwarming two hours' diversion.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 29, 2002
Offers a quieter version of the midlife-crisis roller coaster.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 22, 2002
One of the best films of the year.
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John Anderson
Newsday
March 22, 2002
An entertaining quasi-critique of modern manners whose comedy arises out of its gravity -- and a winning performance by Ricardo Darin.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 22, 2002
Although a film of constant talk and little action, Son of the Bride maintains a brisk, buoyant pace and keeps us involved throughout its two-hour running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 22, 2002
It goes on for too long and bogs down in a surfeit of characters and unnecessary subplots.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jeff Stark
Salon.com
March 21, 2002
While it's not as fantastical as Amelie or as brutish as No Man's Land, it has something that neither of those movies have: a sort of measured everyday realism.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 21, 2002
Has the feel of an unedited personal journal.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
March 19, 2002
The pivotal narrative point is so ripe the film can't help but go soft and stinky.