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Bolero (1984) (1984)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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A light-hearted, erotic film from the husband and wife team of director John Derek and actress Bo Derek, Bolero tells the story of Ayre, a virginal young woman who, upon graduating from a British boarding school in the 1920's, is determined to find the right man for her first sexual encounter, wherever he might be in the world. Rich enough not to venture forth alone, she brings along her friend Catalina (Ana Obregon) and the family chauffeur (George Kennedy). Ayre first travels to an Arab

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Jul 26, 2005

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (15) | DVD (3)

Poor Bo no sooner has her initial introduction to amour than the new lover gets gored in a sensitive location, putting him out of commission.

April 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Erotic, surely, only for the very easily pleased.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The real future of Bolero is in home cassette rentals, where your fast forward and instant replay controls will supply the editing job the movie so desperately needs.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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For some reason, the movie's sex scenes, which are relatively few, have been directed as slapstick.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Is this a bad satire? No, it's a bad serious romance.

May 5, 2014 Full Review Source: People Magazine
People Magazine

One of the funniest bad movies ever made.

May 5, 2014 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

A strong candidate for worst picture of the year.

June 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

Bolero must rank as one of the worst major movies ever made. Many awful movies are at least funny in a campy sort of way. Bo and John Derek, however, make films so sincerely bad that they offer nothing in the way of relief.

July 25, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Even showing lots of Bo Derek's beautiful nude body isn't enough to save Bolero from terminal boredom.

February 20, 2006
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Cinema this toxic can either kill you with laughter or simply turn your brain into a pool of sex-obsessed pudding.

September 19, 2005 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

The director is no Vadim and the star is no Bardot.

July 4, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Bolero salutes creativity as the universal language of hope, renewal and community.

February 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Comment (1)
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Bolero (1984)

This staggering boring and untitillating rubbish has the vacuous Bo Derek unconvincingly trying to lose her virginity.
November 19, 2006
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I was taught that if you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all. With that virtue in mind,

Wow, Olivia d'Abo gets naked and looks great!
Wow, Bo Derek gets really naked and looks great!

I don't have anything more to say.
November 5, 2013
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