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American Wedding Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    43

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    A gross-out saga that sentient adults should avoid like the plague.

  • 16

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Bruce Fretts

    The third helping of ''American Pie'' offers little more than crumbs. Half the franchise's core cast (including Mena Suvari, Chris Klein, and Tara Reid) chose to skip the big fat geek wedding.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    The familiar formula feels significantly watered-down the third time around.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Spotty and uneven, Wedding shouldn't even have the embarrassed guffaws it has, and it probably wouldn't were it not for a robust cast.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Although the movie cheerfully offends all civilized notions of taste, decorum, manners and hygiene, it has a sweetness that is impossible to discount, and it is often very funny.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Another slice of American Pie. Older teens only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is an exuberantly outrageous movie with humor that is good-hearted but extremely explicit. There are jokes about every body part and function and about every kind of sexual practice, heterosexual and homosexual, including oral sex, mild S&M, and the use of sex toys. The language is extremely strong, with nonstop swearwords and exceptionally explicit sexual references. A character moons the others. A character has sex with someone thinking it is someone else. Stifler once again ingests a substance for gross-out effect. There is social drinking. The issue of religious intermarriage is raised when one family member objects, but everyone else is completely supportive.

  • Families can talk about how this third movie iin the fanchise compares with the previous two. Is it still working or getting tired? 
  • American Wedding plays with younger-vs.-older-generation and male- vs.-female humor. Which gender or generation in this movie understands the other one best?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: The emphasis here is on extreme humiliation. There are explicit jokes about every body part and function and about every kind of sexual practice.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: Jim goes out of his way to show Michelle's parents he's a good guy, and his hapless friends pitch in, but nearly every intended good deed ends in disaster.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false5

    Sex: Constant sexual references and frequent sexual situations, extremely explicit. A bachelor party involves strippers, a guy in bondage, and some very revealing leather pants. A character unexpectedly ends up having sex with an elderly lady, another has sex with a friend's mother.

  • language false5

    Language: Frequent and exceptionally strong language, including "f--k" and "s--t."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking.

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