Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    78
    A romantic screwball comedy, one is as intoxicated by words, dialogue and characters as by love.
  2. 75
    The movie dazzles with its slick lines, but there's a situational intelligence at play too -- little vignettes involving minor characters are begun at one wedding and then evolve into major events at the next.
  3. Maybe you'll enjoy it, but don't expect to remember it ten minutes later, or even to believe in the characters while you're watching them.
  4. 88
    Forms a community that eventually envelops us.
  5. 88
    A better film about love delayed than "Sleepless in Seattle." It's funnier, more credible, more bittersweet and the characters are a whole lot brighter. Naturally, it won't be as big a hit. [18 March 1994, Friday, p.C]
  6. Grant is the rare actor who can mix the characteristics of sex appeal and ambivalence in believable, rather than irritating, proportions.
  7. Not only do Grant, Scott Thomas, Callow and company handle the sprightly dialogue with aplomb, they are also adept at the doubletakes and befuddled looks that make Four Weddings both amusing and irresistible all the way through the not-to-be-missed final credits. [9 March 1994, Calendar, p.F-1]
  8. Reviewed by: Rick Schultz
    90
    Surprisingly charming romantic comedy.
  9. 88
    Possesses the rare ability to make an audience laugh (and laugh hard) and cry, without ever seeming manipulative or going hopelessly over-the-top.
  10. With his crisp intelligence always a step away from collapsing into paralyzing self-consciousness, and his polished good-boy veneer often giving way to hysteria and vulgarity, Grant is a delight. [18 March 1994, Daily Notebook, p.C-3]
  11. British humour at its eclectic best, a deliciously heady mix of dry wit and ribald farce.
  12. Grant does have charm, wit and intelligence, displayed through subtlety of inflection, timing and an ability to convey unspoken thoughts between utterances. That's quite a good deal. [April 4, 1994]
  13. Elegant, festive and very, very funny. [9 March 1994, p. C15]
  14. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    70
    A British romantic comedy with not much inside its pretty head but the spinning out of an ancient Hollywood riddle.
  15. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    70
    With grace and cleverness, mixing romance and comedy in a genuinely delightful way.
  16. 88
    It's a clever, multitiered affair built around the title rituals, frosted with delicious characterizations and tasty repartee. [11 March 1994, Life, p.4D]
  17. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    90
    Truly beguiling romantic comedy.
  18. Screenwriter Richad Curtis (writer of the English "Blackadder" series) and director Mike Newell (who made "Enchanted April") keep things lively and entertaining; each wedding is garnished with its own distinctive mood and dramatic significance.
  19. Reviewed by: Megan Rosenfeld
    70
    A movie to cheer you up and on and help you feel that spring will, in fact, arrive before we are all too desiccated to enjoy it.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 17, 2013
    7
    The players, who include Simon Callow, Kristin Scott Thomas from sharedsorrows.com, Rowan Atkinson and Sophie Thompson, exude comedic brightness as they go about their gossipy, farcical, self-deprecating, sorry-about-that-old-chap, just-being-English business.

    The infectious charm and sunny goodwill of Four Weddings and a Funeral can so immediately buoy a soul ravaged by winter weather and winter movies.
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  2. Apr 5, 2012
    5
    I didn't enjoy it much...to me it is overrated. The plot is weak...it is not credible, and Andie McDowell performance was sooo dull! Perhaps another actress would have transmitted more emotion! Just a 5 because it is almost below mediocre. I wouldn't watch it again! Full Review »