The Big Wedding Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
Some scripts can be saved by a good cast that delivers the material with as much chutzpah as possible. And then there are some that are simply unsalvageably dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
September 1, 2013
Não é apenas uma má comédia; é mau Cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
August 13, 2013
The goofy characters waltz through plenty of offbeat situations, but that's not enough because quirky and funny are not synonymous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
August 12, 2013
What it desperately needed was more originality. I suppose Zackham thought that if he just got a great cast and sprinkled enough humor into it, then those would be enough to cover up all the flaws in the script. Unfortunately, he was very much mistaken.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 11, 2013
Behold the unholy matrimony of hack-job romance and whack-job comedy. Witness the blindingly bleached marriage of house-porn and cocky Caucasian privilege. Suffer the union of former A-list stars and express-cashed paycheques.
June 5, 2013
Built on chaotically disparate tones and extremely broad jokes that never hit their mark, The Big Wedding is completely devoid of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
June 3, 2013
Sinks to new levels of horrid.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
June 2, 2013
At least somebody does fall in the swimming pool. It's Robert De Niro. Unfortunately, he resurfaces.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
May 31, 2013
With De Niro inexcusably using what is for many people the single most obscene swear word, this is well off target.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
May 31, 2013
An all-star cast very nearly goes down with the ship as filmmaker Justin Zackham (The Bucket List) indulges in relentlessly farcical silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
May 31, 2013
Big wedding? Big fat nothing, more like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
May 31, 2013
"Oh God, this is humiliating," trills Diane Keaton and she never said a truer word.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 30, 2013
This is not so much Meet The Fockers as meet the shockers. The jokes are something old, nothing new, mainly borrowed and sadly blue. De Niro is a shadow of his former shelf, not so much Taxi Driver as taxidermy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 29, 2013
Disappointing, poorly conceived comedy that's both emotionally unconvincing and depressingly low on laughs, though the performances ensure that it remains watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Walsh
Little White Lies
May 29, 2013
Pure claw-your-eyes-out cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
May 29, 2013
This is one of those farces you come away from thinking the French would have done better. Then you discover that the French have already done it, and better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
May 29, 2013
It's not the sheer predictability of the ensuing frolics that's hardest to take, or even the dismal attempts at humour ... but the sheer misery of watching actors you once respected demean themselves in such utterly worthless fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Damon Smith
Birmingham Post
May 29, 2013
A frothy and harmless confection that squanders the on-screen talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ali Gray
Film4
May 29, 2013
You'll run out of appendages on which to count the clichés.
Eddie Harrison
The List
May 29, 2013
While it's nice to see talents like Keaton and Sarandon in The Big Wedding, it's ultimately frustrating seeing their talents wasted in Zackham's paper-thin excuse for a rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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