• Release Date: Sep 3, 2010
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    80
    A highly engaging picture with a post-apartheid edge (certain scenes play like a farcical "Invictus").
  2. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    80
    A film that's sweet, inclusive and sunny, a charmer filled with people who seem every bit as surprised as we are when they manage to look past surface differences, and find reasons to bond.
  3. The warm and charming White Wedding is like "The Hangover" off steroids. It's another get-me-to-the-church-on-time obstacle course but filled with smart social commentary, romantic wisdom, credible complications and memorable characters.
  4. Wedding chaos has been heavily mined by both film and stage comedies, but Jann Turner, the director here, keeps this story fresh, aided by the effortless interplay between Mr. Nkosi and Mr. Seiphemo (who are credited with Ms. Turner as writers). The goat helps too.
  5. 63
    The movie, from South Africa, is charming and its characters' feelings sincere enough. It's just so cluttered.
  6. Reviewed by: Lisa Rosman
    60
    It's a winning farce, if one that's far too broad.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Dec 7, 2010
    50
    A road-trip comedy that somehow renders both promiscuity and racism harmless. While we're soaking up the sunny surroundings, we're getting nowhere.
  8. 50
    An affable comedy that, unfortunately, has too many characters and subplots for its own good. The film also could do without the stereotypical character of a gay wedding planner who is supposed to be funny -- but is just embarrassing and clichéd.
  9. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    50
    Everything that could go wrong does, but director Turner never musters the requisite manic energy that might get her proceedings off the ground.
  10. International audiences will be confronted by a rather predictable and highly implausible road movie that strains to achieve too many agendas.
  11. Some scenes are mild fun, but the mishaps that befall our hero aren't especially inventive, and although the South African setting provides a bit of interest, it's never really used incisively.
  12. 50
    Jann Turner's shiny, happy crowd-pleaser gleans a tiny shred of substance and social relevance from its exploration of racial and class politics in a post-apartheid South Africa that's still very much split across race lines.

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