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The Big Wedding Reviews

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Rich Cline
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
May 4, 2013
It's not a bad film by any means, and there is some fizz seeing Sarandon, Keaton and De Niro bounce off each other, verbally and physically. Yet the film seems stuck in first gear, seemingly reluctant to dial up its screwball potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joshua Starnes
May 1, 2013
The Big Wedding is not a classic, or even really memorable, by any means, but considering the pit it starts at, it gets off light. And that's better than usual.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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Alonso Duralde
April 26, 2013
Sarandon, Keaton and De Niro mesh beautifully, fully convincing as a trio of old friends and carting in lots of characterization that would be otherwise lacking in Zackham's rote screenplay.
William Bibbiani
April 26, 2013
De Niro, Keaton and Sarandon seem genuinely interested in developing their characters' complex relationship history into something that overcomes mindless cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Sandy Schaefer
April 26, 2013
The Big Wedding is an occasionally charming and, overall, strangely watchable variation in the dysfunctional wedding comedy subgenre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
April 25, 2013
Broad, coarse and crude -- but bottom line? A lot of good actors land more than a few laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 Villaça
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
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
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
May 31, 2013
Big wedding? Big fat nothing, more like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
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
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
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