88

RogerEbert.com

By Odie Henderson
The Best Man Holiday has the potential to become a staple of Christmastime movie watching in the 'hood.
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80

Arizona Republic

By Randy Cordova
One reason the movie works so well: Writer-director Malcolm D. Lee returns from the original, so the characters feel true to the first film. Secondly, most of the cast is back, and they have the kind of comfortable chemistry you can’t fake. It’s easy to believe these people have a history together.
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80

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Lee seems less interested in capturing how people of color talk than in capturing how people talk. He coaxes us to step in and listen, and the very casualness of his invitation is the key to the joyousness of The Best Man Holiday, flaws be damned.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Kevin C. Johnson
A full plate of tear-jerking drama is served here. And it’s even tastier than the first time around.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
There’s something pretty special about this cast, all of whom turn in excellent performances while alternating between light comedy and some seriously heavy dramatic lifting.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A far more Tyler Perry-ish mixture of comedy and tragedy than the easygoing "Best Man" was, back in the pre-Perry movie era.
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69

Film.com

The Best Man Holiday goes whole hog on the holiday cheese, and there’s something admirable about an adult feature that doesn’t balk at real feelings, especially around the holidays (sex montages notwithstanding).
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Best Man Holiday is an eggnog that's sticky-sweet and heavy at the same time.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Only a few charming tidbits are nestled snugly in this over-stuffed Christmas stocking.
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50

Variety

The cluttered, overlong narrative never really finds its footing.
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59 out of 100
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