New The Wedding Ringer movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. Screen Gems (Sony) released their new comedy movie, “The Wedding Ringer,” into theaters this weekend, and all the top critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that most of them just didn’t take to it too well, giving it an overall 32 score out of a possible 100 across 20 reviews at Metacritc.com.
The film stars: Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Kevin Hart, Olivia Thirlby, Mimi Rogers, Josh Gad, Ken Howard and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. We’ve provided blurbs from a few of the critics,below.
Michael Ordona from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “Respect is not something viewers will find much of in The Wedding Ringer, nor propriety, nor any of those things that make for respectable family viewing. It’s just a funny, impolite, very not-for-kids romp that goes there.”
Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it a 53 score,saying: “While The Wedding Ringer isn’t the total waste of time that its painful trailer (and January release date) threatens, it’s also a movie whose occasional good ideas are ultimately drowned out by sloppy, contrived screenwriting.”
Christy Lemire from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 50 score, saying: “Vaguely more tolerable than you might expect – enjoyable, even, in sporadic bursts.”
Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 40 grade. He said: “The manic energy of Kevin Hart is, surprisingly, toned down in The Wedding Ringer. Which may account for almost the entire first half of this wannabe-raucous buddy movie being laugh-free.”
Bestsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 40 score. She stated: ” It’s not quite a match made in heaven, but there is considerable comic chemistry between the high-octane Kevin Hart and the energy-conserving Josh Gad. A good thing since theirs is the only relationship worth watching in The Wedding Ringer.”
Justin Chang over at Variety, gave it a 40 score, stating: “A well-cast but clumsily assembled buddy-for-hire comedy that increasingly smacks of desperation as it approaches its big-day climax.”