• Released
  • April 26, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 30 min
  • Comedy
    Romance
  • 867 Fan Ratings
75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie, in its basic concept, is corny and contrived, but as written and directed by Justin Zackham, it's executed in a pleasantly wry and understated fashion.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Coarse, crude but often cute, The Big Wedding serves up the spectacle of its title, and the bigger spectacle of four AARP-eligible Oscar winners cursing like sailors.
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55

Film.com

By Laremy Legel
The rare example of a film that had to have been a tonal mystery to everyone involved for the entire process of scripting, shooting, and editing. The lingering issue? They never managed to crack the case.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
No one is bad in The Big Wedding, but no one is remotely believable, either.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Most of this huge-cast extravaganza is a botched farce. When that doesn't work, it turns sentimental. The presence of liked and familiar actors helps make it watchable, but there is no disguising that this is a weak, badly constructed comedy. At least it's short.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The movie's own brand of charm has its subset of smarm.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The fact that the three actors who do most of the fooling around — Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon — have a combined age of 202 pegs this as a sex romp for the Viagra crowd.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Forced, formulaic and never believable. It's a particularly unholy combination.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
There’s not a bad performance in this movie. De Niro, Keaton and Sarandon are particularly good, what a surprise. But it feels as if all the guests at “The Big Wedding” are wearing ID tags telling us their one Plot Point.
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40

Variety

By Peter Debruge
The film isn’t so much funny as it is merely amusing — a laundry list of inappropriate and potentially embarrassing moments that strive mightily, but never quite manage to land the laugh.
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28 out of 100
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