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The Honeymooners Review

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

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    A pitiful update that saddles poor Cedric the Entertainer with the unenviable task of taking over Jackie Gleason's premier creation, Ralph Kramden.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    A lackluster affair, devoid of laughs and just about anything else one might construe as entertainment.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    The movie suffers from a devastating flaw for a comedy: It isn't very funny.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    Epps has a nicely beaten charm to him -- among the leads, he alone looks like he knows what a trip to the moon costs.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie's story actually does work as a story and not simply as a wheezy Hollywood formula. Sometimes you walk into a movie with quiet dread and walk out with quiet delight.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 12+

Yet another needless your money.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes some raunchy innuendo ("I do my best work down below!"), antics in the sewer, an illegal entry and multiple lies, especially between husbands and wives.

  • Families can talk about the Kramdens' apparently different goals (she wants a house, he wants to be a successful entrepreneur), as these cause tensions. How does Ralph's friendship with Norton affect his marriage and vice versa? Why is it important to respect other people's aspirations and feelings? How might Ralph and Norton be nicer to their dog, Iggy?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Characters lie and scheme, and learn their lessons.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Some minor scuffles and falls.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Some verbal references.

  • language false3

    Language: Mildly raunchy.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Billboards, bus placards (Pepsi).

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink at a couple of parties.