Made of Honor 2008

Critics score:
14 / 100

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Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: Certain formula-driven romantic comedies reach a point where the audience realizes it won't be much fun watching the main character get his way. Nor will it be much fun watching him get his comeuppance. This is not where you want your audience. Read more

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader: Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan make an agreeable pair in this above-average comedy, another go-round for the reliable premise of longtime pals awakening to each other romantically. Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: A movie that's often enjoyable but never as good as the ones it's stealing from. Read more

Keith Phipps, AV Club: It's touching work that makes Dempsey's plastic sincerity look as thin as the film's posters. Read more

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic: How you feel about Made of Honor depends on how you feel about Dempsey. If you like Grey's Dr. McDreamy, you'll like Tom and the movie. If not? There are plenty of other nondescript romantic comedies out there from which to choose. Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: Made of Honor is a retread -- My Best Friend's Wedding with the genders reversed and the brains removed. Chick flicks this calculated should come with enough Scorpion Bowls to numb the pain. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: You may wish that Made of Honor had given its stars something more of interest to occupy their time. And ours. Read more

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor: Patrick Dempsey goes into charm overload in Made of Honor, to no avail. Read more

Tom Long, Detroit News: An unabashed piece of Hollywood fluff garnished with spry slapstick and appealing actors. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: Made of Honor is a nice cookie-cutter comedy, no more and no less, but Dempsey, with his relaxed charm, and Monaghan, with her soft and peachy sensual spark, rise to the challenge of making friendship look like the wellspring of true love. Read more

Christy Lemire, Associated Press: Nothing is ever funny or cute or clever -- or romantic, the supposed point. It all feels recycled and trite. Read more

Connie Ogle, Miami Herald: A film so dreadful and humiliating that it's reassuring to know Dempsey can keep his day job. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: Do yourself a favor: Send 'regrets' to this affair, and rent My Best Friend's Wedding again. Read more

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Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: The cinematic equivalent of a cookie-cutter wedding, Made of Honor ultimately feels a little depressing. Shouldn't any major event, from getting married to making a movie, inspire some hint of passion and creativity? Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: There was a certain amount of suspense in the air at the screening of Made of Honor: Would Tom and Hannah realize they're perfect for each other at the altar, or would I burn down the theater first? Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: Made of Honor earns enough goodwill in a long, clever and sexy opening act to carry it through to an ending that we don't necessarily guess because it seems to lack enough of that last word in the title: 'honor.' Read more

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: Made of Honor is the kind of formulaic fare -- there's even that turn-the-car-around-and-get-me-back-to-the-church moment -- that depends on the wit of the script and the spark of its stars. In those departments, the film is just middling. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: A prefabricated example of shoddy workmanship. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Even its cliches -- including a dashing rescue on horseback -- are trotted out with bland indifference. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: This is silly stuff, made of cardboard, with one of those Gordian-knot plots that could easily be cut through by one person's simply being honest with another person for 30 whole seconds. There's not much more to say. Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Does anyone ever demand a refund for a romantic comedy that looks awfully familiar? Let's hope not, or the folks behind Made of Honor will have to do some serious reimbursement. Read more

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Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times: Dempsey and Monaghan -- and the rest of the cast, for that matter -- give it their all, but it just isn't enough to lift this formulaic nonsense out of the stew of mediocrity in which it merely simmers from start to finish. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: Certainly ain't nothing to query about the tired premise, whose cinematic block we've been around and around and around since Garbo first talked. Read more

Philip Marchand, Toronto Star: Somewhere in the shades of Hollywood, the ghost of Cary Grant is shaking his head. Read more

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Claudia Puig, USA Today: Though he has the requisite charm for a romantic comedy, McDreamy has picked a pretty nightmarish project to showcase his talents. Read more

Lael Loewenstein, Variety: Like a shopworn wedding gown disguised with a new sash, Made of Honor feels recycled from top to bottom. That's because it's essentially a gender-swapped version of My Best Friend's Wedding. Read more

Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice: Director Paul Weiland and the three (!) screenwriters it took to boil down thousands of bad movies into 101 minutes haven't provided this one with a single original thought. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: At its best, a romantic comedy celebrates one of humanity's greatest yearnings: to give and to find the love of a lifetime. At its worst (and this is where Made of Honor comes in), it can leave you with a bad taste, not just in your mouth but in your soul Read more