Wedding Crashers Reviews

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July 15, 2005
Director Dobkin should have taken a hint from his carousing central characters -- move in quick, score and get out before they know what's hit 'em.
July 15, 2005
Why do so many contemporary comedies feel obliged to make room for heartwarming life lessons? Isn't it enough just to make people laugh?
July 15, 2005
It's a pretty lousy movie with some funny parts.
July 15, 2005
If a film is going to be in bad taste, at least it should have the decency to follow through on its convictions, rather than morph into something else.
July 15, 2005
Beyond the amusing shtick spotlighted in the ad campaign, the picture is a self-nullifying blend of raunch and schmaltz.
July 15, 2005
The happily-ever-after result is ultimately as traditional as one of the more disappointing examples of the institution it spoofs.
July 15, 2005
Wedding Crashers has something borrowed, a lot that's blue, something old and not much new.
July 15, 2005
The film starts out quirky, but settles for the routine. And characters, instead of deepening, flatten out.
July 15, 2005
Two hours isn't always too long for a comedy, but it's certainly too long for this comedy.
July 15, 2005
Raucous and happily obnoxious, WEDDING CRASHERS makes fun of liars and cheaters, ultimately celebrating a shlocky version of "true love."
July 15, 2005
...ultimately done in by the need to abide by Hollywood convention and send everyone home in a joshing good mood.
July 15, 2005
A comedy which, like many big days, ends up with you wanting to see more of some people, goes on too long and ultimately ends up as a bit of an anticlimax.
July 15, 2005
Plays like a slightly raunchier variation of the lackluster 1989 Mark Harmon comedy Worth Winning.
July 14, 2005
rides its amusing premise like gangbusters for one solid act, but overextends itself the minute it leaves the comfy confines of its smart setup
July 14, 2005
The movie has a fair share of laughs -- the opening sequence is particularly clever and funny -- but the lengthy competition to see which of these self-centered jerks can be the most obnoxious and shallow soon wears out its welcome.
July 14, 2005
Crashers slumps badly in the stretch when the filmmakers have to find a way to surprise us when we're fully aware of where the story is going.
July 14, 2005
An insipid romance, with some of the funniest guys in Hollywood squandered on gay jokes, a foul-mouthed grandmother and a checklist of family dysfunction.
July 14, 2005
There are a few good laughs, but not nearly enough clever ideas to keep things hopping for two hours.
July 14, 2005
There are individual moments that are very funny. But it takes a merciless focus to make a good comedy, and the director, David Dobkin, has too much else on his mind.
July 14, 2005
Headed straight for divorce court.
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