Carina Chocano of the Los Angeles Times wrote a favorable review, and in particular praised Vaughan's performance "Jeremy is the soul of the movie. There's something about Vaughn — the deadpan eyes; the sublimated, misdirected intelligence — that recalls Bill Murray in his "Caddyshack" years. " Chocano is critical of Will Ferrell's "hyper-active bonehead routine" and calls the interlude awful. Despite some flaws, she calls the film "unapologetically fun" and says "it's really just a love story about a couple of buddies who live happily ever after. And it couldn't have happened to a nicer, more charming couple". Manohla Dargis of the New York Times wrote "It's crude, yes, but also funny; too bad these lost boys can't stay lost. Like clockwork, the film soon mutates from a guy-oriented sex comedy into a wish-fulfillment chick flick". Brian Lowry of Variety describes the film as "fairly amusing, fitfully over the top and [. . . ] occasionally a touch homophobic". He praises McAdams as she manages to "fill in narrative gaps and actually creates a real character", says Vaughan's dialog has most of the comedic highlights, and is disappointed that Walken is underused. Lowry concludes "While neither a full-throated R-rated romp a la "There's Something About Mary" nor a fully realized romantic comedy, "Wedding Crashers" contains enough appealing elements of both to catch the bouquet in what's been a relatively humor-deprived summer.