Critics Consensus

Critics Consensus: The Best Man Holiday is Warm and Well-Acted

Plus, Nebraska is Certified Fresh.

by | November 14, 2013 | Comments

This week at the movies, we’ve got just one wide release: The Best Man Holiday, starring Taye Diggs and Nia Long in a comedy about a reunion of a bunch of old friends. What do the critics have to say?

The Best Man Holiday


Sometimes it feels good to see familiar faces from the past, even if you don’t have anything new to talk about. Critics say that’s essentially the case with The Best Man Holiday, a predictable comedy that benefits immeasurably from its outstanding ensemble cast and an overall sense of goodwill. Holiday reunites the stars from 1999’s The Best Man (Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, and more) for a yuletide get-together during which once-supressed passions are reignited and long-simmering grievances bubble over. The pundits say that while much of The Best Man Holiday is syrupy and conventional, the end result is likeable and satisfying, thanks to warm-hearted performances and a few big laughs. (Watch our video interviews with the stars and director Malcolm D. Lee, and click through our gallery of long-awaited sequels.)

Also opening this week in limited release:

Tag Cloud

Thanksgiving Trivia ABC CBS Adult Swim 2015 Video Games binge VH1 History discovery Reality AMC Western VICE USA Network TruTV Character Guide PBS SundanceTV Lionsgate Marvel MSNBC Christmas GIFs Musicals Kids & Family DC Universe Summer Holidays boxoffice Paramount Network Lifetime cops BBC Horror DirecTV The CW Showtime Polls and Games 21st Century Fox Cosplay medical drama cinemax Fantasy 2016 Infographic Comedy Interview Crackle politics SDCC psycho supernatural President Sci-Fi Disney Pixar Best and Worst Winter TV Year in Review singing competition Fall TV Disney Channel based on movie adventure Countdown Nominations TCA 2017 dceu FXX Star Wars justice league Sundance Now Mary Tyler Moore CMT crime drama TNT Writers Guild of America See It Skip It Cartoon Network docudrama Rocky Musical Mystery cooking Amazon Photos Netflix ITV 007 Super Bowl 45 what to watch FX CNN Awards GoT Rock period drama Tumblr E! Country sports Winners CBS All Access ratings science fiction Martial Arts social media crime war Spike Biopics Esquire NBC El Rey Acorn TV X-Men Hulu Spring TV Certified Fresh golden globes Ghostbusters Ellie Kemper Syfy Comic Book PaleyFest Teen romance WGN BET ESPN Rom-Com Britbox Toys Nat Geo Fox News cats TV Land 24 frames travel Animation Podcast Star Trek 2017 TCA Reality Competition harry potter Dark Horse Comics thriller Sneak Peek Pirates Paramount Freeform police drama political drama Valentine's Day TLC LGBTQ Drama Pop Premiere Dates TCM Set visit crime thriller Opinion Action A&E Mindy Kaling YA Logo TV Superheroes American Society of Cinematographers Emmys Calendar Sundance OWN RT History FOX Starz First Look vampires Trailer biography dc Comedy Central E3 Music GLAAD Watching Series MTV Grammys Marathons NYCC zombie historical drama Election Food Network composers Universal comiccon technology Extras Masterpiece IFC spy thriller Nickelodeon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Red Carpet TBS HBO ABC Family aliens Warner Bros. Bravo sitcom APB USA DC Comics serial killer dramedy TIFF BBC America The Arrangement transformers Creative Arts Emmys Tomatazos Oscars talk show diversity Schedule Box Office