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The Wedding Singer Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
One of the sad byproducts of the dumbing-down of America is that we're now forced to witness the goofy plots of the 1930s played sincerely, as if they were really deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This movie is sickeningly sweet, and only a die-hard romantic or an avowed Adam Sandler fan will be able to sit through the ninety-five minute feature without going into sugar shock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Too much of The Wedding Singer has a disconcerting reluctance, reigning itself in at unexpected moments and failing to capitalize on several potential jokes...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
It's a nice diversion for undemanding and unsophisticated moviegoers who want to wile away about 100 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
All the movie's tender moments ring false, especially since Sandler always looks like he's on the verge of cracking up, and ultimately the movie has less flavor than a supermarket wedding cake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Carlo Cavagna
August 11, 2003
Fairly typical comedy, in that moments of genuine humor are spread out too thinly over a schmaltzy (sorry, "heartwarming") script. But how can you give a failing grade to a movie that spotlights silly early Eighties music?
| Original Score: D+
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 25, 2009
The tone set by director Frank Coraci tends to the cartoonishly broad while making jokes at the expense of grotesques. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
This movie is great for a few laughs, especially if you fall into the right age category. But don't expect it to change your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Director Frank Coraci exerts little control over his picture, which drifts aimlessly from bad to good and then back again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
With a decent screenplay and better directing, this would have been a good film, but as it is, it is just average.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Adam Sandler's basic schtick is his lack of talent.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Herlihy's screenplay offers few laughs on its own; the film's most humorous moments come from Sandler's low-key, off-hand delivery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
The film is just a trifle, but in the mid-winter cinematic wasteland, you have to grade on a curve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
The movie is a tame affair, shot on calm, manicured streets; the interiors are decorated in pastels.
David Luty
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The Wedding Singer is two movies for the price of one, and they're both awful.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
It's charmingly bad and an excellent date film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
October 18, 2008
Called on to replace some of his Happy Gilmore shtick with the emoting of a romantic lead, he does just that but in an unpersuasive on/off fashion.
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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