Universal Pictures | Release Date: October 22, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 30 Critics
Positive:
17
Mixed:
12
Negative:
1
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88
A chick movie for guys that zings and pings like a game of supersonic pinball.
77
Contains more than a handful of big laughs and a highly charismatic cast that knows how to put them over.
75
The performances by the attractive ensemble cast are uniformly solid.
75
Baltimore SunMilton Kent
Say 'I do' to Best Man.
70
Funny, sentimental, cheerfully bawdy story of a wedding reunion that stirs up a hornet's nest of old loves, lusts and jealousies.
70
Charmer of a comedy.
63
They're all too old to be considered a black brat pack, but you get a feeling The Best Man will lead to even better.
55
TNT RoughCutA. Scott Walton
Oversimplifies the concept of unrequited love, and over-romanticizes the notion of everlasting love.
50
Has added virtually nothing to two cinema genres with their own prodigious histories: ensemble and black.
50
Los Angeles TimesEric Harrison
Lee's attempt at making a romantic comedy that black audiences can enjoy without having to reimagine themselves as Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.