90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Like Vardalos and Corbett, who play their roles with vibrant charm, the film, directed by Joel Zwick, is heartfelt and hilarious in ways you can't fake. It's a keeper.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Vardalos made the Portokaloses so funny they'll make your own family seem tame.
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75

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Delivers a sugar rush without the calories.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The results are sometimes too frenetic, the laughs too obvious and predictable. But director Joel Zwick paces things well, and leavens the lunacy with enough seriousness (including a wonderfully poignant exchange between Toula and her brother) to keep the film grounded in the real.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
With Corbett's laidback persona nicely countering Vardalos's authorial performance, the picture radiates a pure affability that's awfully attractive. My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a very slim movie that succeeds on its own modest terms without pretense or apology.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Vardalos is a breath of fresh air. After all the little nipped and tucked bunnies we've been seeing onscreen for so long, we forget what real women look like.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Five minutes into the film, I relaxed, knowing it was set in the real world, and not in the Hollywood alternative universe where Julia Roberts can't get a date.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a buoyant comedy with more warmth and generosity of spirit than anything else in theaters right now.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Wedding feels a bit anachronistic. Still, not every low-budget movie must be quirky or bleak, and a happy ending is no cinematic sin.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The wedding, which turns the very concept of ''Greek'' into the sort of hideous, pandering clichés that look rejected from bad Jewish and Italian sitcoms.
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62 out of 100
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