Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 16 out of 27
  1. The movie suffers from a devastating flaw for a comedy: It isn't very funny.
  2. 38
    What's missing is some faith in the audience's intelligence and, more importantly, the jokes.
  3. Cedric is certainly the bright spot in this movie - personable, silly and lovable, with just enough of Gleason's girth, timing and humanity to make you wish he'd driven Ralph Kramden's bus onto the lot of a different movie.
  4. At least The Honeymooners is not one of those remakes that looks bad compared to the original. It's just bad, period.
  5. A lackluster affair, devoid of laughs and just about anything else one might construe as entertainment.
  6. 30
    When a performer as sharp as Cedric the Entertainer is reduced to funny fat-guy shtick, you know you're in the presence of grinding mediocrity.
  7. 30
    This appalling multiculti upgrade of the ’50s sitcom is about as funny as a bus accident.
  8. 30
    John Schultz's wan, unfunny The Honeymooners is unlikely to tickle devotees of Jackie Gleason's archetypal yuk-fest.
  9. 30
    Though Cedric, for all his nimble portliness, is no Gleason, there's plenty of talent to be found here. Too bad it's left to fend for itself against a raging mechanical bull of a script.
  10. 25
    A bland, dull and only occasionally funny waste of time that will very soon be gathering dust in the remainder bins.
  11. This one is so bad that even Ed Norton couldn't get this mess to move through the sewer.
  12. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    A pitiful update that saddles poor Cedric the Entertainer with the unenviable task of taking over Jackie Gleason's premier creation, Ralph Kramden.
  13. The filmmakers have also advertised that their new movie eliminates the "Pow! Right in the kisser!" threats of spousal abuse that permeated the original series. The question of audience abuse has yet to be addressed.
  14. It’s a shame when a movie brings together so many underutilized thespians of color – even Ajay Naidu of "Office Space" is in here someplace – and gives them absolutely nothing to do.
  15. 12
    It's not as bad as the average Hollywood movie, it's stupendously worse.
  16. Suffice it to say, there is no comedy, no chemistry, no nothing in this movie.

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