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The Bachelor Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
January 29, 2010
Viewers have almost two hours to become thoroughly disgusted
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 17, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
An acceptable comedy.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Steve Cohen's screenplay, is pretty much DOA.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Business as usual.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A pretty lame premise for a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
Feeble and formulaic.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The humor never strikes the right champagne-bubbly tone.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
If you go in hoping for a funny-sweet wedding comedy that deserves to stand with Four Weddings and a Funeral or My Best Friend's Wedding, The Bachelor will leave you standing at the altar.
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Eric Harrison
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
O'Donnell and Zellweger are easy on the eyes, but we're asked to take it on faith that they have other qualities that would make a person care for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Its satire is too broad to carry much of a sting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
A perfect bore.
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January 1, 2000
The Bachelor doesn't generate enough laughs or sighs to hold together.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
You know a movie is desperately overreaching when Peter Ustinov, affecting a dreadful southern accent as Jimmy's grandfather, must yell into a megaphone for no apparent reason: 'The human condition!'
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Betsy Sherman
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Probably the best that can be said about The Bachelor is that it gave a lot of work to female extras.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
The funny thing is, nobody who made The Bachelor seems to notice that the script pinpoints its own formulaic emptiness before wheezing on to its foregone happy ending.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
As desperate as its thousand wannabe brides.
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Sharon Pian Chan
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
As much as I hate to admit it, The Bachelor is funny.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
The new film takes a heavy approach to plain foolishness and doesn't exactly gain loft from the presence of O'Donnell in the centerpiece role. His range is limited to several shades of bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Desperately unfunny.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Unremittingly vulgar and inept.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Entertainment Weekly
November 5, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: D