If you’re wondering whether or not ‘The Wedding Ringer’ is a must-see, look no further! HollywoodLife.com has gathered a collection of different reviews to help you out.
Kevin Hart, 35, stars alongside Frozen‘s Josh Gad, 33, in the hilarious new comedy about two complete opposites, The Wedding Ringer. So, is the movie a comedic hit — or a massive miss? Check out what the critics are saying and decide for yourself!
‘The Wedding Ringer’ Reviews — Kevin Hart & Josh Gad’s Comedy
To see The Wedding Ringer, or not to see The Wedding Ringer? That is the question on Friday, Jan. 16, as the buddy comedy hits theaters.
The film stars Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, and Kaley Cuoco, and revolves around a “socially awkward” guy (Gad) who hires a professional best man (Hart) for his wedding.
Of course, it’s safe to assume that chaos and hilarity ensues as the two guys try to convince everyone they are best friends!
To be fair, critics seem to be 50/50 on The Wedding Ringer. You’ll have to check out what they’re saying below and decide for yourself whether it’s worth of seeing.
The Wedding Ringer is a funny movie. Brilliant? No. But funny, certainly, though if you’re easily offended, it’s definitely not for you.
— ABC News
So yeah, the premise here is absolutely ridiculous. But on the good news front, it is at least somewhat entertaining and moves at a fast pace.
It’s not that there’s anything wrong, in theory, with setting Cloris Leachman on fire or showing a guy getting fellated by a dog, but these and other sub-Hangover hijinks feel like over-the-top distractions from an otherwise predictably earnest tale of a big-hearted loner in need of some bromance en route to the altar.
The Wedding Ringer is packed with zany characters and fresh comedy encounters but the final film, especially the third act, uses a heavy hand – one that simply fails to balance development and earned punch.
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.
So, tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think you’ll be seeing The Wedding Ringer? If you’ve already seen it, tell us what you thought in the comments below!
— Lauren Cox