The Honeymooners
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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. However, Ralph's big ideas usually take the form of half-baked get-rich-quick schemes which invariably fail, much to the chagrin of his long-suffering wife, Alice (Gabrielle Union). But Ralph always has a loyal ally in his best friend and upstairs neighbor, Ed Norton (Mike Epps), a sewer worker who also has a wife who is weary of his antics, Trixie (Regina… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The comedy wannabe has the lamest, most predictable banter of any recent movie."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"John Leguizamo steals the show as its sleazy trainer -- not that there's much to steal from John Schultz's joylessly schematic paycheck."
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"The script (credited to four screenwriters) uses a plethora of already-dated urban inside humor that reeks of pandering."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Fans of the original series probably won't care for it, and the rest of us could probably get the same kind of entertainment in our living rooms, for free."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"Silly remake, but not the worst of the year"
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"The real problem is that the Kramdens' precarious financial situation, which gave the original its poignant frisson, is sidestepped."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"There's plenty of space up there for a colony of mediocre filmmakers. That's right, folks. To the moon. Bang! Zoom!"
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Kam Williams, Princeton Town Topics
"Even if one were willing to overlook the fact that The Honeymooners is virtually nothing like the show that supposedly inspired it, the film would still come off as an unnaturally prolonged, second-rate UPN sitcom."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Alas, there's not a hint of creativity or wit here."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"I like the cast. They're very talented, they're really funny, they have a dreadful script to work with."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"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."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"It could be part-autobiographical for director John Schultz who blunders through a tediously half-baked plot and fails to make it pay off."
‑ Stella Papamichael,
"Bland, disappointing - quickly forgettable and regrettable"
‑ Susan Granger,
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