Made of Honor


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. A nice cookie-cutter comedy, no more and no less, but Dempsey, with his relaxed charm, and Monaghan, with her soft and peachy sensual spark, rise to the challenge of making friendship look like the wellspring of true love.
  2. Has something a bit edgier in mind than the usual, soft-focused wedding bell high jinks. For the most part, that's exactly what it delivers -- an amusing, smartly cast romantic comedy told from a guy's perspective.
  3. The film is just middling. A clever line here and there, a debonair Dempsey wink, a cute Monaghan nod, and another Bill and Monica reference to tie things all together.
  4. 63
    As unpalatable as stale wedding cake.
  5. 60
    Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan make an agreeable pair in this above-average comedy.
  6. 50
    What do you call it when someone pulls a gender reversal on someone else's movie? If that movie is "My Best Friend's Wedding," you call it Made Of Honor.
  7. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Made of Honor has some funny moments, and it keeps your attention, but it's certainly not worth rushing out to the multiplex and paying top dollar for. Catch it on TV on a lazy afternoon with little else to do.
  8. Made of Honor retains enough sweetness to satisfy the cotton-candy addicts. For true believers in fairy tales, no romantic fantasy is too extravagant if the heroine is a sweetheart. The rest of us can sit there and roll our eyes.
  9. If you're in the mood for seeing a Lothario humbled by true love, you're in luck. You may wish, however, that Made of Honor had given its stars something more of interest to occupy their time. And ours.
  10. 50
    A prefabricated example of shoddy workmanship.
  11. Dempsey also needs some fashion advice. As always, he sports his trademark five o'clock shadow in every scene (which in itself is excessive). But with Dempsey at age 42, it's beginning to make his face look more sinister than sexy, less Dr. McDreamy, more Richard Nixon.
  12. The only surprise to me about this movie is that there no jokes about kilts – a serious omission in an otherwise entirely predictable farce.
  13. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    A strong opening, bursting with wit and vigour, gives way to a predictable, patronising and immensely lazy second half. Could have been so much more.
  14. 40
    Like a shopworn wedding gown disguised with a new sash, Made of Honor feels recycled from top to bottom. That's because it's essentially a gender-swapped version of "My Best Friend's Wedding."
  15. 40
    There's no energy, no spark, in Made of Honor. Even its clichés -- including a dashing rescue on horseback -- are trotted out with bland indifference.
  16. The cinematic equivalent of a cookie-cutter wedding, Made of Honor ultimately feels a little depressing.
  17. Dempsey's pleasant enough, but he hasn't yet learned how to play against a mediocre script's obviousness. Monaghan has, which is gratifying.
  18. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    In Made of Honor, the leads are beautiful and everyone else is a freak. So where does that leave us?
  19. Made of Honor should come with a bar code and a Wal-Mart display - this isn't a movie, it's a commodity. The generic brand is the romantic comedy, and the manufacturer's material of choice is recycled plastic, smoothly glued together to assure the consumer that the purchase is risk-free and thoroughly predictable.
  20. 30
    Director Paul Weiland and the three (!) screenwriters it took to boil down thousands of bad movies into 101 minutes haven't provided this one with a single original thought; it should only entertain those still getting adjusted to the idea of talkies.
  21. What this really comes down to is the film's central lie. Made of Honor pins its hopes on a character who acts utterly without honor, and on an actor who has only two settings – sensitive or smarmy. The smarm wins.
  22. At its worst (and this is where Made of Honor comes in), it can leave you with a bad taste, not just in your mouth but in your soul.
  23. This is a story that should have been, at the absolute most, 20 minutes long.
  24. 25
    Don't waste your money.
  25. 12
    It's something old, it's something new, it's something borrowed and it's something that blows.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 10 out of 15
  1. Mar 3, 2012
    By-the-numbers material about a closeted, currently-in-denial homosexual man (my opinion only and not necessarily that of the film) named TomBy-the-numbers material about a closeted, currently-in-denial homosexual man (my opinion only and not necessarily that of the film) named Tom who decides to selfishly destroy the upcoming wedding of his friend because he decides at the last second that he wants her all to himself. All the "chick flick" cliches are in place and quite dull to behold. Wait... why am I even reviewing this??? Full Review »
  2. bWilby
    Oct 18, 2009
    This is why scores never really show how good a film is. Its not one you'll enjoy if your being stuck up, or watching alone. Its a chick This is why scores never really show how good a film is. Its not one you'll enjoy if your being stuck up, or watching alone. Its a chick flick that i enjoyed to watch with my girlfriend! It was fun and predictable, exactly what you want when trying to relax. Although he starts unpleasant the main character slowly seems to change and becomes a nicer character. All in all it was fun i don't know where all the complaints come from. Full Review »
  3. CapoRegime
    Oct 13, 2009
    Too generic, same old same old romantic comedy. What made this apart from being one of the worst movie are the characters of Michelle and Patrick.