(2001)

Critic Reviews

50

Metascore

Based on 23 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie's a mixed bag, but worth seeing for the good stuff, which is a lesson in how productive it can be to allow characters to say what they might actually say.
75
The pace is fast, many of the performers are attractive, and even the end-credits montage is zippier than usual.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
A feeling man's buddy story that's user-friendly to men and women alike.
63
Boston Globe
What saves the film is the charm and earthy humor the actors wring from the spectacle of these four guys getting an early jump on their midlife crises.
50
Darts nervously between soap opera and sitcom, rarely blending them in a way that lets the two genres enhance each other.
50
New York Post
Basically a Lifetime movie that somehow found its way into theaters.
50
The cast is strong and work together flawlessly, and romantic comedies that take an unabashedly male perspective without being relentlessly vulgar or misogynistic are rare indeed.
50
New York Daily News
A prime reason to see this, if you don't mind some really screechy acting by some of the supporting players and insipid metaphors for love and commitment, is its parade of fine flesh, both male and female.
30
Village Voice
An epidemic of solipsism breaks out among four lifelong African American friends when one of them announces his impending nuptials. Cringe-inducing slapstick jockeys for screen time with undermotivated high-volume confrontation.
30
Variety
Pic's complete lack of cinematic verve, along with bland tech work, do much to drain the juice out of what should have been a fierce, fun battle of the sexes.

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