The Best Man Holiday Synopsis
When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.
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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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Only a few charming tidbits are nestled snugly in this over-stuffed Christmas stocking.
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The cluttered, overlong narrative never really finds its footing.
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By alenox5
I absolutely loved this movie! I will see it again in theatre and then buy it to watch it over and over again. The acting is superb and the cast truly mesh like real friends. Warning: language...

The Best Man strikes again!

By tailand
The Best Man Holiday picks up right where it left off years ago, takes you through happy times and not-so-happy times. The Best Man has parts where you'll laugh really hard and parts where you'll...

The Best Man Holiday was worth the wait!

By csb5374
I strongly advise going to see this movie. It was gripping and fairly humorous. The cast and look of the film were amazing and well put together. I hope this movie marks the return of unique black...

The Best Man - The Best Movie

By sherrimba
The Best Man Holiday was PERFECT! It kept me entertained for 2 hours straight. I laughed hard and cried hard. It truly touched me. It is a must see. I hope I don't have to wait another 14 years...

Right Where They Left Off

By asialashelle
I'll keep it short and sweet. These characters are true to their original selves they give you just what you expect from them but not in a boring way but in the best way possible. It's a feel good...

The Best Man Holiday

By debraleathers75
This movie was very good, it kept moving from one good plot to other, one mintue you were laughing the next were crying . The acting was on point. We had a Ladies nightout and we all left there...

Extremely Well Written!!

By alyshamcfall
I love the original Best Man and this movie was just as good, if not better. I laughed, I cried, I got angry and really felt the emotions of all the characters. The acting was impeccable and all...

WOW! ...Just Wow!

By Spoonette757
I couldn't wait till Friday so I was SO glad to learn there was a Thursday night showing! I'm not much for profanity, expletives, etc, especially in front of children, but aside from that, there...

The Best Man Holiday

By fattypoo28
This is a must see movie great seeing the entire original cast not even missing a beat Terrance Howard the best with his comic relief Morris Chestnut and Mrs. Calhoun played there roles the tears...

Nice Package

By celacy
I loved all the actors in this movie but found to be clicheish. I don't want to spoil it for anyone so I wont go into detail but you will know what I mean when you see it. Overall it had its funny...

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Rated R | For brief nudity, sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Entertaining sequel deals with mature topics.
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