The Honeymooners

Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 16 out of 27

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Critic Reviews

  1. Superfluous though it may be, The Honeymooners is not so bad.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Just funny enough to mollify purists and amuse the uninitiated.
  3. This harmless but mediocre enterprise was doomed to failure from the start. Hollywood magic can do a lot, but it can't raise the dead.
  4. Plays a bit better than it sounds. I miss the show's mangy, minimalist sets, but the slapdash narrative construction and good-hearted schmaltz survive intact.
  5. The Honeymooners isn't the worst of the endless spate of TV rehashes, but it still feels perfunctory.
  6. Epps has a nicely beaten charm to him -- among the leads, he alone looks like he knows what a trip to the moon costs.
  7. John Leguizamo steals the show as its sleazy trainer -- not that there's much to steal from John Schultz's joylessly schematic paycheck.
  8. 40
    Lunchbox-toting time-waster.
  9. No less amusing than an average sitcom, but that's certainly not reason enough to buy a ticket.
User Score
2.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 21 out of 24
  1. DV8
    Dec 5, 2005
    5
    These reviewers are expecting Jackie Gleason and 1950's storylines. This movie does little more than take pre-existing characters and These reviewers are expecting Jackie Gleason and 1950's storylines. This movie does little more than take pre-existing characters and sets them in the modern time. The problem is that the jokes from the 1950's series don't work today, and especially not without the timing of Gleason and Carney, and the incomparable Audrey Meadows. The movie was a bad idea. If we get past the story, John Legiuzamo has some great moments as does Mike Epps. As for the women, I was unimpressed. This movie isn't great, and it's barely entertaining, but it's better than people are saying. Full Review »