(2009)

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88
Premiere
Sometimes the only funny stuff is in the trailers, but not so here. Kristen Johnson was especially adept at stealing some scenes.
50
Bride Wars pretends to be a satire of wedding mania, but since there's virtually nothing else to the movie, the satire comes depressingly close to endorsement.
50
If you came to see two pretty girls in wedding dresses wrestle, you won't be disappointed.
50
Bride Wars is pretty thin soup. The characters have no depth or personality, no quirks or complications, no conversation.
38
Like moussed hair and inverted-pyramid shoulder pads, this sloppy, sloppy slapstick is an artifact from the 1980s.
38
Bride Wars really does not capture the mood of the moment. It comes from a different time, a different planet.
30
No cues are needed to understand the plot, which feels computer-generated and barely serves to sustain an hour and a half running time.
25
Bride Wars is about as funny as a cringingly awkward wedding toast.
20
Hudson has, if nothing else, traded up: last winter she was stuck in "Fool's Gold."
20
The Hollywood Reporter
Never gets off its high-concept stool long enough to explore what makes weddings so exciting and nerve-racking and treacherous. It flounders instead in juvenilia and bitchiness.
0
The first big-studio movie released in 2009 has a damn fine chance of being the worst. Bride Wars isn't just chick-flick hell for guys, it should numb the skulls of moviegoers of all sexes and ages.

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