The Honeymooners
The Honeymooners (2005)

One of television's most beloved sitcoms gets an overhaul for the big screen in this comedy. Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) is a New York City bus driver who has great ambitions and plans to make something of himself one day.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This pointless remake of the classic TV series only offers generic characters and gags.

Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

The comedy wannabe has the lamest, most predictable banter of any recent movie.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

John Leguizamo steals the show as its sleazy trainer -- not that there's much to steal from John Schultz's joylessly schematic paycheck.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

The script (credited to four screenwriters) uses a plethora of already-dated urban inside humor that reeks of pandering.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

The real problem is that the Kramdens' precarious financial situation, which gave the original its poignant frisson, is sidestepped.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

There's plenty of space up there for a colony of mediocre filmmakers. That's right, folks. To the moon. Bang! Zoom!

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Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

A disconnected series of skits and one-liners likely to satisfy children while only infuriating nostalgic adults in search of the magic of the Fifties sitcom.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I like the cast. They're very talented, they're really funny, they have a dreadful script to work with.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

There are two ways to look at the big-screen adaptation of The Honeymooners - as an adaptation of the show, and as a film in it's own right. Either way it's a film that occasionally works, but never manages more than that.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

A stroll down sitcom memory lane in name only, The Honeymooners seems as if any resemblance to the original TV classic could only be accidental.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
I quite liked this film. It didn't suffer from having loads of cliques like it could have done. I'm not familiar with the original Jackie Gleason… More
Joseph Eastmond
A Complete and Original "Tv-Show turned Movie, and Maybe that's why it was only as half as good as a normal half and hour Sit-com?
Mouhannad Sawas
A Man With A Plan To Make It Rich Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend,… More
Jim Woehr
This movie shouldn't even have been made, it's kind of arrogant by everyone involved.
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Why bother? Jackie Gleason did it best. Cedric the Entertainer was a QUIET version of Jackie Gleason in the sitcom...good try though...