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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6

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  1. Dec 29, 2013
    0
    This movie has won the prize for 'Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen In My Life'. Nothing in this jumbled up story line made any sense at all. The acting was sucky, the jokes were stupid, and it just MADE NO SENSE!! I didn't know what was going on! This was so horrifyingly bad that I am actually impressed by this atrocious excuse for entertainment. Wow....just wow....
  2. May 2, 2012
    10
    I loved this movie. It's funny and charming - the vitriolic reviews make no sense at all. Don't let them put you off - if you like romantic comedy as a genre then you'll love this movie.
  3. Apr 19, 2012
    10
    I'm so sick of pretentious dribble by critics who slash movies because it might be too cute for their jaded taste. The hack job by the Voice is a perfect example. I loved it! And I grew up stimulated by Bergman, Bunuel and Godard. That's why I so appreciate a forum for "regular" folks to counteract critics' negativity. Decoy Bride won't change the world, but it will make you smile and laugh and maybe shed a tear. Boardwalk's Kelly Macdonald is brilliant as the charismatic center of this little movie, which continues a tradition of classic Scottish charmers like Local Hero. Expand
  4. Mar 18, 2012
    7
    The Decoy Bride is an inoffensive romantic comedy. I laughed out loud several times, but I can't say I was surprised by anything while watching it. I mostly saw it because I'm a huge David Tennant fan. He wasn't at his best (some critics' accusations of him merely going through the motions have merit), but Kelly Macdonald almost makes up for it. She is brilliant, charming, and not your standard Rom-Com heroine as a mildly desperate small-island girl on the hunt for an eligible bachelor. My final say is if it looks like something you might enjoy, you probably will, but it is in no way spectacular enough to win over anyone who doesn't like romantic comedies and is doubtful of it going in. Expand
Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Mar 18, 2012
    60
    It's indulgent, but Macdonald's performance is attractive and relaxed.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Mar 16, 2012
    30
    If you've seen most any rom-com you know where this one's headed. Unfortunately, under director Sheree Folkson's unsteady hand, getting there is more frustrating than fun.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 10, 2012
    50
    A bland romantic comedy in the Richard Curtis style, The Decoy Bride is mainly notable for its proof, if any was needed after "Boardwalk Empire," that Kelly Macdonald is a major talent.