91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
You'll laugh - a lot - but you'll also shed tears of recognition at this funny, salty, strife-torn look at the agony and ecstasy of family.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
In style and structure, it mimics an old-style studio effort, a culture-clashing comedy of manners that's tinged with melodrama and filmed in a smart progression of medium shots.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The cast is large, well chosen and diverting. The ceremony is delightful.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This buoyant, multigenerational comedy that takes its title from the African American wedding ritual has other distinctions as well. It's relatively raunch-free, it has a sparkling cast that reunites "Waiting to Exhale" stars Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine as combative matriarchs, and it likes its characters well enough to forgive them their faults.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's a self-conscious, inherently absurd tale of a rich black family invaded by secrets, lies, working-class loudmouths, and one or two pairs of pants found down around the ankles.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As wedding stories go, it's an improvement over the dreadful "Something Borrowed," though it doesn't have anything terribly new to say.
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60

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Despite heavy-handed characterizations, Devine and Bassett make their stake in the union felt, and it's anything but superficial.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Director Salim Akil has found actors skillful enough to enhance Elizabeth Hunter and Arlene Gibbs' conventional screenplay.
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45

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Director Salim Akil deserves credit for keeping the film from falling apart completely. He sets a the brisk pace, and uses the picturesque oceanside setting to give the movie an inviting gloss even as the overstuffed narrative threatens to push viewers away.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A wedding comedy that grows increasingly unfunny with each passing minute.
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56 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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