Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. The Groomsmen captures a single, specific moment, when responsibilities await but adulthood is still unwelcome. If their predicament strikes a chord, you may want to join Burns' boys for their final hurrah.
  2. This is like any other Edward Burns film, except for one thing. It's unmistakably better. This is the movie I believe Burns has been trying to make since "The Brothers McMullen," 11 years ago.
  3. Every actor registers...In a film of minor ambition, they're all worthy company.
  4. As a writer-director, Edward Burns is as industrious as an occupational therapist. He makes sure each of his people is well positioned for happiness.
  5. The Groomsmen, while as corny as a Staten Island marriage proposal, rings true on many levels.
  6. Edward Burns' best riff yet on guys trying to sort out their feelings about women.
  7. 63
    Leguizamo deserves real kudos for making what he does of T.C., who is the film's walking lesson in how to undermine elitist clich├ęs about working-class Long Island.
  8. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Burns' always impressive sense of place lends authenticity to the pals' perambulations, and the stellar cast brings a welcome overabundance of personality to regrettably one-note roles.
  9. The movie snaps sharply to life every now and then, and its unfashionable decency really gets to you.
  10. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Fatally conventional in nearly every respect, the movie would be easy to dismiss were it not for Burns's frustrating knack for inserting unexpectedly truthful moments amid all the dross.
  11. The biggest hole in a movie that falls sadly short of being another "Diner" or "Trees Lounge" is Mr. Burns's failure to make his alter-ego character anything other than the best-looking and most affluent member of the pack, standing there and discreetly gloating.
  12. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Comes about five films after writer-director-star Ed Burns should have found another career.
  13. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    After sitting through this movie, you will want to throw something more pungent than rice at The Groomsmen.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DavidS.
    Jul 25, 2006
    This movie reminded me why I go to the movies. It was one of the best films I have seen in years. It made me cry and then laugh within seconds of one another. The cast was amazing, the writing was phenomanal. You should absolutely go see this movie. Full Review »
  2. BarryR.
    Jul 22, 2006
    "The Groomsmen" was written, co-produced, directed and stars Edward Burns. One might think that having these multi roles might spread his talent too thin (or like the proverbial jack of all trades make him a master of none) but not so in this case. Mr. Burns excels in each assignment. The film also has a supporting cast consisting of Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr (who overacts more than is needed), and John Lequizano. Although similar to prior films by Mr. Burns involving thirty something types and relationships among them, this film highlights his acting, writing and directorial abilities equal to or above anything he Full Review »