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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 32
  2. Negative: 18 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Apr 26, 2013
    The movie, in its basic concept, is corny and contrived, but as written and directed by Justin Zackham, it's executed in a pleasantly wry and understated fashion.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Apr 25, 2013
    The movie's own brand of charm has its subset of smarm.
  3. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Apr 25, 2013
    It’s just such a shining example of a dull studio comedy.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Aug 10, 2014
    In short, a little unpretentious and relaxing movie.
    Of course, it's not the smartest movie I've ever seen, and the story's not particularly
    interesting. It's just a movie to watch when you don't want to think about anything. The cast is surprisingly rich : it's weird, at the beginning, to see Robert DeNiro, Ben Barnes, and Katherine Heighl in the same room but, why not ? Expand
  2. Aug 18, 2013
    With such big names, one can safely assume that the movie has little to say in terms of a good storyline. This movie was awkward and even childish at times. The cast still managed a good performance as good as their characters would allow them. It definitely wasn't as memorable or re-watchable as I had imagined it would be. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Jun 15, 2013
    It isn't bad but it is cheesy, and it is a movie that no one is going to remember, the actors are amazing but they are all wasted talents in this movie, it is rushed and silly with some funny moments but over all. No Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2014
    "The Big Wedding" 10 Scale Rating: 2.0 (Awful) ...

    The Good: While they didn't deliver, the cast is a talented group.

    The Bad: Despite
    all that talent, the film fails on every level. A comedy that isn't funny, a character study full of uninteresting people, and a level of debauchery that feels forced. Even De Niro, in all his glory, was awful ... and that was difficult to believe. Just a shoddy effort all around. Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2013
    Soo Wack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  7. Apr 27, 2013
    You'd think a film that starts with Robert DeNiro getting ready to perform cunnilingus on Susan Sarandon would have nowhere to go but up. You'd be wrong. Never has so much talent been so wasted as in this movie. Avoid it at all cost! Expand

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