Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Comedic actor Kevin Hart crosses over to the R-rated comedy territory in Jeremy Garelick‘s The Wedding Ringer, also staring Josh Gad. Hart’s ability to inject any given film with a constant amount of slightly annoying, yet slightly hilarious charm and energy helps keep The Wedding Ringer from sinking into complete mediocre waters. The Wedding Ringer is light, fun and rather tame for an R-rated comedy, yet it still manages to squeeze in many F-bombs and crude humor. Best movie of the year? Heck no, but a decent start to the promising new year."