Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 32
  2. Negative: 18 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Trevor Johnston
    Jun 15, 2013
    Putting the ‘retch’ into ‘wretched’, this wedding comedy makes the fatal assumption that the sight of acting icons of a certain age – Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Diane Keaton – behaving badly will have us rolling in the aisles.
  2. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jun 11, 2013
    The movie is bland hackwork; its crime isn't incompetence, but indifference.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    May 27, 2013
    This would-be-frothy date flick is a sub-"Meet the Fockers" dog’s dinner.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Smith
    May 20, 2013
    The Big Wedding isn’t telling a story so much as selling a lifestyle – one that, rather like Heigl’s morning sickness, makes you want to vomit.
  5. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    May 1, 2013
    I’m not saying there isn’t comic gold to be mined in the topic of cunnilingus and the senior set, but The Big Wedding couldn’t hit pay dirt even if it face-palmed the film first.
  6. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Apr 30, 2013
    Cloyingly crude and dispiritingly typical ensemble Hollywood farce.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Humanick
    Apr 27, 2013
    For a movie ultimately about what freaks we all are behind the fronts we build for the sake of normalcy, the apathetically performed The Big Wedding couldn't possibly be more square.
  8. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Apr 26, 2013
    It's tired and dated with too few laughs to justify the stultifying attempts at drama and the impossible-to-swallow plot contortions.
  9. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Apr 26, 2013
    Many Hollywood films are founded on privilege, but few are as open and nasty about their racism, misogyny, and homophobia.
  10. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Apr 25, 2013
    It’s nearly tragic to see America’s Greatest Living Actor on the guest list for The Big Wedding, the latest limp comedy about seniors behaving badly.
  11. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Apr 25, 2013
    “I’d rather gouge my eyes out with hot spoons!’’ De Niro exclaims at one point. I’m not sure exactly what he was talking about, but I’d like to think it referred to the prospect of being forced to watch The Big Wedding.
  12. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Apr 25, 2013
    Even the susceptible softies, who always cry at weddings, will probably leave the theater dry-eyed, not to mention feeling a little empty inside.
  13. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Apr 25, 2013
    To be fair, there are moments that earn their laughs and nostalgic memories for the marriage that was and the relationship that is that are sweet. But like many big weddings — a lot of things go wrong and not much goes right.
  14. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Apr 25, 2013
    To say that Justin Zackham’s farce The Big Wedding takes the low road doesn’t begin to do justice to the sheer awfulness of this star-stuffed, potty-mouthed fiasco.
  15. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Apr 25, 2013
    Quaint and crass get together — or would that be “bump uglies”? — with awkward, thoroughly flat results in The Big Wedding, an ensemble comedy with a tonal cluelessness as surprising as the name cast that signed on for it anyway.
  16. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Apr 25, 2013
    There is nothing about the movie that isn’t utterly predictable. You meet a character, and it’s immediately obvious what’s going to happen to him (or her). And then it happens. Maybe it’s meant to make you feel good about your deductive reasoning skills or something. But mostly it just makes you want to see something else.
  17. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Apr 25, 2013
    The Big Wedding lets them all down with bottom-rung sitcom shtick and an undercurrent of squareness masquerading as absurdity.
  18. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Apr 25, 2013
    It’s almost impressive how the moronic new ensemble comedy The Big Wedding manages to cram three hours’ worth of nonsensical subplots, extraneous characters, and implausible plot points into 90 minutes of streamlined idiocy.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Jul 14, 2013
    The movie is not delivering anything new, it is incredibly tiresome and ordinary, it has lots of cliches some giggles but nothing really overall new. Despite being not that funny with third rate predictable story, it is one of the sweetest movies I have ever watch, including the big and great cast ensemble, it is entertaining and an enjoyable movie just to pass time, it is not a bad movie but absolutely it is not a good movie either, it is just static and funny for what it is, but no one is gonna remember it, you'll have some entertaining time and some laughs, but you will go out of the theater saying "whatever". It is corny, cheesy and unoriginal in so many ways, but it is not a bad experience, just watch it, and you will be enjoying it till the finish, but it is not near great and it is not bad, it is a mediocre rom-com. Full Review »
  2. Apr 26, 2013
    The movie is not terrible, but it's one of those movies that no one's going to remember. The storyline and characters are just stale and don't really interest you. It does have its funny moments, but sadly, that's only 20% of the movie. I honestly wish I had more to say, but I'm almost positive that this is probably the most underrated movie of the year so far. Overall, it's just boring. Plain and Simple! Full Review »
  3. May 1, 2013
    The Big Wedding is a corny romantic flick. It takes up some space and with a long super cast it does entertain. Not to mention that Justin Zackham who got to work with Robert De Niro has made a quite disappointing movie. The Big Wedding is just a film about Robert De Niro and his Oldey girlfriend get together for a wedding and "things" happen. It's weird that people didn't like it. I mean its a okay movie. I wanted to give it a 4 or 0 or 3 but still i enjoyed it. It's one of these movies that you won't remember. One time watch will be great at a matinee price only. Only. Full Review »