Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ 

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Still from 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates'
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Planning to see Zac Efron’s new movie? Take a peek at the reviews first!

This weekend, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates bows in theaters featuring a promising cast and an intriguing (and totally silly) premise. Efron is quickly building a career in the world of comedy and who doesn’t want to see Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick cut loose in Hawaii?! But is this one worth actually see in theaters? Here’s what the critics think…

“A temper tantrum of a comedy — makes a lot of noise trying to get what it wants, but laughs here are as non-existent as an exasperated parent’s smile in the face of a screaming toddler.”

-Robert Abele [The Wrap]

“It’s asinine in an almost irresistible way. The film has an unapologetically dirty mind, except when it seems to have no mind at all, which is frequent.”

-Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

“Szymanski, on his debut feature, desperately tries to keep a few laughs coming while navigating toward a resolution without getting too pat or sappy. A thankless task it was.”

-Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]

“Any such novelty is undercut by the dull certainty that, like the [Wedding Crashers] this one will end with a joyous ceremony and a validation of marriage. Mike and Dave may need wedding dates, but the producers need a date movie.”

-J.R. Jones [Chicago Reader]

“Some of the dumbest bits (and there are many) don’t fail completely because of the talents of the actors, especially DeVine, whose line readings throughout are sensational.”

-Kyle Smith [New York Post]

“Like a lot of weddings: sporadically fun, draggy in spots, ultimately forgettable.”

-Moira MacDonald [Seattle Times]