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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.”

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 grade. He said: “Despite the considerable charisma of Kevin Hart and Josh Gad and a strong supporting cast, The Wedding Ringer has only one or two genuinely inspired bits of comedy, a few dopey moments when you laugh in spite of yourself — and long, long stretches of pointless montages, loud and unfunny physical shtick and far too much reliance on gay “humor.”

Nicolas Rapold over at The New York Times, gave it a 30 grade. He said: “Mr. Hart tells wild tales, Mr. Gad is humiliated, and most everyone else gets to dish out or receive abuse. But the laughs are not a sure thing.”

Jon Frosch from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 30 score. He stated: “A certain derivative, deja-vu quality isn’t the only sin this lazy, numbingly routine, very occasionally amusing comedy commits.”

Jason Clark over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 25 grade, stating: “The Wedding Ringer is such a crudely edited, slapdash affair it often forgets about the characters it has introduced — especially the women.”

Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it an awful 25 score, claiming: “The Wedding Ringer is not so much a rom-com as an anatomy lesson. And the lesson is this: Men have balls. They must have them, or grow them, otherwise they are not men. They are little girls.”

Finally, Kiva Reardon at The Globe and Mail (Toronto), gave it the worst score of the bunch with the dreaded “0,” saying: “This so-called comedy unfolds with embarrassing desperation and mind-numbing vulgarity.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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