The Best Man Holiday Reviews

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November 5, 2019
The result is a joyous, raucous, righteous film but also a frustrating and disappointing one. Not quite the gift of the season some had hoped for.
November 5, 2019
Yet for all its tonal missteps and traditional tropes, "The Best Man Holiday" has something rare at its very center - genuine emotion.
April 9, 2019
The Best Man Holiday works -- largely because of its cast. The actors feel at home with these characters. They are having fun, and that fun is transferred to the audience.
March 6, 2019
Lee's narrative does a good job of balancing weighty drama with comedic moments. Most importantly, the various quandaries Harper and co find themselves in feel real, relevant and grounded.
October 12, 2018
The Best Man Holiday offers up heaps of laughs and tears, and was a pleasant relief from all of the dreary films as of late. This is one Holiday I plan to revisit every year.
September 6, 2017
Touching, fun, unexpected yet a bit disjointed, The Best Man Holiday will satisfy die-hard fans of the first film and help usher in the holiday movie season.
March 21, 2017
Earnest performances by Morris Chestnut and Monica Calhoun anchor the film.
June 22, 2016
Still, The Best Man Holiday contains some strong moments and good acting; the cast is as likable as ever, even if the film doesn't take many bold risks.
March 28, 2016
This is a film about friendships, faith and family and, laden with bittersweet moments, triggers those tear ducts.
February 7, 2014
It's an odd mix of bawdy comedy and blatant heart-tugging -- you'll be cringeing one moment and sniffing the next.
December 26, 2013
If the original The Best Man was a smooth, R&B jam then The Best Man Holiday is a slick hip-hop beat. It's bigger and flashier. I missed the scrappiness of the original...
December 15, 2013
The first half is such an agreeably raucous reunion that we hate to see a pesky thing like terminal illness ruin all the fun.
December 10, 2013
You leave emotionally exhausted, but there's a lot of care in this movie.
December 1, 2013
While the script may be uneven and the film itself overlong, the cast make for winning company, turning a deft hand to material that zigzags between bawdy and mawkish, somehow keeping it on just the right side of sympathetic.
November 29, 2013
The Best Man Holiday pigs out on every plot at a slow, bloated Christmas pace. Watch out, movie punters. We're segueing into Part Three.
November 29, 2013
The sweet 'n' sour mood turns purely gloopy in the last act, which involves a certain football game and the intervention of an earth-bound angel.
November 29, 2013
The dialogue is sometimes wickedly sharp, the performances good, and all we have to do is swallow great dollops of schmaltz ...
November 29, 2013
A little cheesy but it's sincere, well performed and good fun.
November 29, 2013
This rom-com-dram take on The Big Chill isn't quite up there with Lee's sparkling debut but it never succumbs to the grim sudsiness waded through in Tyler Perry territory.
November 28, 2013
Like many awkward, clanger-filled real-life Christmas gatherings, it goes through some alarmingly rocky patches, but comes together in the end.
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