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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
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
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
Vincent Mancini
April 26, 2013
Their idea of a minority is, in all seriousness, a British dude painted orange.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
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
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
Joseph Walsh
Little White Lies
May 29, 2013
Pure claw-your-eyes-out cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Calum Marsh
Village Voice
April 26, 2013
Many Hollywood films are founded on privilege, but few are as open and nasty about their racism, misogyny, and homophobia. It's a feel-good movie for people who only comfortable around people who look and act just like them.
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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Chicago Sun-Times
April 25, 2013
The movie is bland hackwork; its crime isn't incompetence, but indifference.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
May 3, 2013
Barring a few off-color jokes, though, the movie feels like a Carol Burnett sketch dragged out to feature length.
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
April 26, 2013
Sadly, superior talent can propel a movie only so far. Bad scripts beget bad movies, even when four Academy Award winners are involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
April 26, 2013
Yet another comedy about a wacky weekend wedding for wealthy WASPs.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.7/10
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
Ali Gray
May 23, 2013
Absolutely every character ends the movie on an upbeat note, proving that weddings are the best situations for solving peoples' problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ali Gray
May 29, 2013
You'll run out of appendages on which to count the clichés.
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James Berardinelli
April 28, 2013
It's tired and dated with too few laughs to justify the stultifying attempts at drama and the impossible-to-swallow plot contortions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 25, 2013
This is an American movie trying, strenuously, to "swing" a little. The slapstick is broad and generally awkward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 5, 2013
As bland as a box of beige rocks.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
April 26, 2013
If we're going to continue to make French comedies into American films, then we must insist France write something original. Please.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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