The Wedding Singer 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]
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.
December 6, 2005
It's charmingly bad and an excellent date film.
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?
May 20, 2003
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.
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...
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.
January 1, 2000
The movie is a tame affair, shot on calm, manicured streets; the interiors are decorated in pastels.
January 1, 2000
Director Frank Coraci exerts little control over his picture, which drifts aimlessly from bad to good and then back again.
January 1, 2000
Adam Sandler's basic schtick is his lack of talent.
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.
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
The film is just a trifle, but in the mid-winter cinematic wasteland, you have to grade on a curve.
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.
January 1, 2000
The Wedding Singer is two movies for the price of one, and they're both awful.
January 1, 2000
It's a nice diversion for undemanding and unsophisticated moviegoers who want to wile away about 100 minutes.