Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Best Man Holiday Reviews

3.0

59

out of 100

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

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie Zacharek

    Lee seems less interested in capturing how people of color talk than in capturing how people talk. He coaxes us to step in and listen, and the very casualness of his invitation is the key to the joyousness of The Best Man Holiday, flaws be damned.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    There’s something pretty special about this cast, all of whom turn in excellent performances while alternating between light comedy and some seriously heavy dramatic lifting.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    A far more Tyler Perry-ish mixture of comedy and tragedy than the easygoing "Best Man" was, back in the pre-Perry movie era.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    The Best Man Holiday is an eggnog that's sticky-sweet and heavy at the same time.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterStephen Farber

    All of the cast members deliver smooth, capable performances, but this sequel clarifies why Howard has become the biggest star from the original ensemble. (He also gave one of the strongest performances in Lee Daniels’ The Butler this past summer.)

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Only a few charming tidbits are nestled snugly in this over-stuffed Christmas stocking.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    The cluttered, overlong narrative never really finds its footing.

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