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2.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 48
  2. Negative: 36 out of 48
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  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 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 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. Collapse
  2. ChadS.
    Jul 16, 2005
    5
    Unlike those hypocritical women from "Jungle Fever", Alice marries one of those "good men", a bus driver, that Spike Lee's manhunters wouldn't have given "the time of day to". When Alice's mother comes over for dinner, "The Honeymooners" avoids the real subject, how Alice married beneath her station for love, by veering off into a very unfunny scene involving cayenne Unlike those hypocritical women from "Jungle Fever", Alice marries one of those "good men", a bus driver, that Spike Lee's manhunters wouldn't have given "the time of day to". When Alice's mother comes over for dinner, "The Honeymooners" avoids the real subject, how Alice married beneath her station for love, by veering off into a very unfunny scene involving cayenne pepper. Rather than show how Ralph (a very good Cedric the Entertainer) doesn't like his mother-in-law, "The Honeymooners" could've benefited from some semblance of emotional truth. Alice's mother sees where her daughter lives and must peg Ralph as a total loser. If they didn't sugarcoat this relationship, redemption time for Ralph might've meant something. "The Honeymooners" gets by on the chemistry between Cedric the Entertainer and Michael Epps. They're not from the hip-hop generation. When an elderly white woman on the bus uses the word "ho" on Ralph's bus, it reveals how the filmmakers missed an opportunity to examine a rift in the black community concerning the language of rappers. This is a very clean movie, almost Andy Hardy-like. What if the dog trainer was a scatalogical African-American? That would've made "The Honeymooners" a different movie, and probably, a better one. Expand
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31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 16 out of 27
  1. Epps has a nicely beaten charm to him -- among the leads, he alone looks like he knows what a trip to the moon costs.
  2. 30
    This appalling multiculti upgrade of the ’50s sitcom is about as funny as a bus accident.
  3. The movie suffers from a devastating flaw for a comedy: It isn't very funny.