Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. 50
    A pleasant but inconsequential comedy, awkward for the actors, and contrived from beginning to end.
  2. 25
    A cringeworthy, unfunny example of a culture-clash romantic comedy.
  3. Ferrera and Gross are the most appealing pair I've seen in awhile; their calm confidence is a welcome antidote to the unrealistic couples who've been cluttering our screens way too long.
  4. Be prepared to swallow a lot of empty-calorie jokes in which blacks and Latinos insult and misunderstand one another in a spirit of vigorous buffoonery.
  5. 63
    The movie is made livelier by its bit players -- King, Murphy, Lupe Ontiveros as Lucia’s bigoted grandma, Anna Maria Horseford as Marcus’s grandmother, Shannyn Sossamon as one of Whitaker’s airhead girlfriends, and, best of all, Anjelah Johnson as Lucia’s car-mechanic sister.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    The contrived insult comedy here feels old, borrowed and blue.
  7. 70
    A breezy, uncomplicated, unapologetically broad comedy.
  8. A formulaic wedding comedy about mismatched families, but thanks to several appealing performances this rote exercise turns out better than most.
  9. We know to a certainty what will happen. More to the point, the writers know that we know. But here’s the intriguing bit: They don’t care. Rather, their job as diligent Tinseltown hacks is simply to devise ways of filling up the remaining 90 minutes.
  10. 16
    We remain a nation divided, but hopefully we’ve at least progressed beyond the need for clumsy message movies about racial tolerance, as fortified with dick jokes.
  11. 38
    A broad and formulaic culture-clash comedy built on fill-in-the-blank wedding comedy clichés.
  12. Alternately rancid and ridiculous, strident and sickly sweet, Our Family Wedding”offers plenty that’s old, borrowed and blue; it’s the something new that’s missing.
  13. 50
    While patience is a virtue in a marriage, we shouldn't need quite this much to make it through a movie.
  14. It has a sweet quality, and Forest Whitaker gets a chance to show off his comic chops.
  15. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    50
    This broad ethnic farce serves up a full-on culture collision, but -- thanks to a handful of diverting performers -- stops just short of becoming a train wreck.
  16. Instead of invitations, they should be sending out apologies for Our Family Wedding, a cake-and-kisses comedy that has disaster written all over it and not for the right reasons.
  17. 25
    Our Family Wedding should embarrass Whitaker and each of his co-stars, perhaps except Carlos Mencia, whose chief attribute as an actor is that he's a so-so standup comedian.
  18. Though the intended hilarity is forced and flat, there's a sweetness to the silliness.
  19. The families' hopes for a tasteful, upscale wedding are sabotaged by warring egos and low-rent, walking-stereotype relatives.
  20. Director Rick Famuyiwa did much better when focusing just on African-American culture in films such as "Brown Sugar" and "The Wood." Here, in bringing together two cultures, he does neither any favors.
  21. It’d all be pretty ho-hum weren’t it for some decent chemistry between the leads and the effortless presence of Regina King and Forest Whitaker.
  22. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    50
    Wait till the DVD release.
  23. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    20
    Aside from an uncomfortable-looking Carlos Mencia, who seems to actively cower before the camera, the cast is robotically efficient--though that’s not the same thing as coming out of this lifeless mess unscathed.
  24. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    20
    Might've made for a progressive film if director and co-writer Rick Famuyiwa (Brown Sugar) hadn't pandered to the lowest common denominator with brainless screwball laughs.

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