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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Class differences and family resentments add to the hubbub surrounding an African-American wedding on Martha's Vineyard in this perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
""Jumping the Broom" combines tried-and-true oil-water class tensions with the challenges of modern romance and family, then adds some African-American flavors."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Pleasant and cheerful, and that sort of thing should be encouraged sometimes."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"...a perfectly watchable romantic comedy that benefits from the efforts of its eclectic cast and from the appreciatively (and increasingly) trashy turns in the narrative."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"You might get swept away by 'Jumping the Broom.'"
‑ Linda Cook, KWQC-TV (Iowa)
"It shouldn't seem as novel as it does."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"It's fun at times, if a bit over-dramatic and a lot over-the-top. But by the end, you're ready for it to be over."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"Like a Tyler Perry movie with polish"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"A pleasant sitcom-level mix of comedy, romance and soapy melodrama, plus low-key Bible-thumping (celebrity evangelist T.D. Jakes is a producer)."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"An incredibly shrill comedy...the surface elegance somehow only makes the underlying nastiness more noticeable."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
""The comedy is as familiar as the ceremony at a cookie-cutter wedding factory: Much feels old or borrowed; nothing feels new.""
‑ Logan Hill, New York Magazine/Vulture
"True, the script overreaches, crammed with too many characters, subplots and stereotypes. But at least it's trying. And at least there isn't a phony in the bunch."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Hits the intended mix of smiles, tears, and family-affirming warmth."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"This extremely formulaic time-waster offers little beyond its lame Hallmark greeting-card platitudes."
‑ Ken McIntyre, Total Film
"It's fun to watch this thoroughly professional cast put through some predictable paces ..."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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