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The Best Man Holiday Reviews

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John Fink
The Film Stage
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Debashine Thangevelo
Independent Online (South Africa)
March 28, 2016
This is a film about friendships, faith and family and, laden with bittersweet moments, triggers those tear ducts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Record (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Dunks
Film Experience
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...
Full Review | Original Score: B
William Goss
Empire Magazine
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.
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
December 10, 2013
You leave emotionally exhausted, but there's a lot of care in this movie.
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail (UK)
November 29, 2013
The dialogue is sometimes wickedly sharp, the performances good, and all we have to do is swallow great dollops of schmaltz ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
November 29, 2013
A little cheesy but it's sincere, well performed and good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
November 28, 2013
It's a genially soapy time-killer, though Lee's as shameless in invoking cancer as he is about the catfights and smacktalk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 27, 2013
There's nothing great about it, but there's a whole lot of good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 25, 2013
I never thought I'd see a faith-based, R-rated movie, but here it is in 'The Best Man Holiday,' a sequel to a movie from 14 years ago. It does have an R rating, but its characters all have a deep, abiding faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
November 25, 2013
A surprisingly emotional film, it is "Steel Magnolias" from the male point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
November 22, 2013
Whatever daily regimen of exfoliating and/or bathing in puppy blood is responsible for this Dorian Gray sh*t, I want in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
November 19, 2013
The cast is the film's biggest asset as just about everyone brings their A-game.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
November 17, 2013
Soapy and seasonal - perhaps Seth MacFarlane put it best when he dubbed this 'Love Blacktually.'
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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