'The Best Man' Critic Reviews

67%
MovieWeb:   0 reviews
71%
Rotten Tomatoes:   71 reviews
  • Steve Daly Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    50
    It's a tribute to the actors' appeal that they can sling this hash and keep our sympathies, but they can't squeeze much drama from pure soap.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    70
    A genial ensemble film.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Mike Clark USA Today (Top Critic)
    Thoroughly routine.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Washington Post (Top Critic)
    It is so good to hear and so pretty to look.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Jay Carr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    Warm ensemble performance and sophisticated finesse from Lee.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Amy Taubin Village Voice (Top Critic)
    The dialogue is fast, funny, and based in character.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Louis B. Parks Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    A modestly impressive screenwriting and directing debut for Malcolm D. Lee.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    Every conceivable wedding cliche is in attendance.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Barbara Shulgasser Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    Creaky and cliche-ridden.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Viewers who mistake the didacticism for stylistic weakness miss much of the point of this nicely toned movie.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Susan Stark Detroit News (Top Critic)
    75
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy Variety (Top Critic)
    This smooth, glossy, enjoyable film showcases an impressive new authorial voice.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    Frequently hilarious!
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Ernest Hardy Film.com (Top Critic)
    The Best Man is phony on every level.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Henry Cabot Beck Film.com (Top Critic)
    The Best Man is a class act, from top to bottom.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    63
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    75
    The themes and characters are brought to the screen with the kind of energy and appeal that viewers of any background can appreciate.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Eric Harrison Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    50
    The first half of the movie, however, lies there like an overturned bus--you wonder how it'll ever get uprighted, but you don't really want to stick around to find out.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • S. Jhoanna Robledo Common Sense Media
    80
    Entertaining romantic drama ponders commitment, fidelity.
    Full Review » 1 year ago
  • Sight and Sound
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Cynthia Fuchs Philadelphia City Paper
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Total Film
    60
    A fresh romantic comedy that's somewhat let down by a wayward plot, The Best Man is well worth watching for the outstanding ensemble acting and the intelligent, schmaltz-avoiding handling of love, marriage and friendship.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Doris Toumarkine Film Journal International
    A festive few hours that often delights.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    63
    The Best Man is a decent character driven effort and a light night out at the movies.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Time Out
    So much for the under-powered plot, from tyro writer/director Malcolm D Lee, to which the tiresome unearthing of nice guy Harper's previous dalliances contributes little.
    Full Review » 9 years ago