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Bedazzled (2000)

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49

Average Rating: 5.5/10
Reviews Counted: 113
Fresh: 55 | Rotten: 58

Though it has its funny moments, this remake is essentially a one-joke movie with too many flat spots.

47

Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 32
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 17

Though it has its funny moments, this remake is essentially a one-joke movie with too many flat spots.

audience

43

liked it
Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 370,500

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Movie Info

How far will a man go to win the woman he loves? That's the devilish question behind this satirical romantic comedy. Elliot Richards (Brendan Fraser), a low-level white-collar worker, has fallen in love with his co-worker Allison (Frances O'Connor), who barely knows he exists. Desperate to win her love, sad sack Elliot is approached by the Devil (Elizabeth Hurley), who offers him seven wishes in exchange for his soul. Elliot accepts, but none of his wishes works out quite the way that he had

Dec 18, 2001

$37.0M

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Watchable as she may be, Hurley is not the Devil for this movie.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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Delivers laughs at a rather more than intermittent rate, and Elizabeth Hurley is a fun devil.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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[Hurley and Fraser] make this film a whole lot better than it should have been.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: CNN.com
CNN.com
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So over the top you'll either enjoy it or be bothered and bewildered by it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It is lacking in wickedness. It doesn't smack its lips when it's naughty.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is about as simple and uncomplicated you can get, but it isn't trying to do anything beyond providing some quick and easy laughs in a refreshingly heavenly comedy.

August 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files
Lyles' Movie Files

Charming Fraser Faustian tale with lots of sexual innuendo.

October 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Just another weak vehicle for Fraser.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Hurley is great fun to watch, a Faustian powerhouse of curves, smoky eyes and big hair who sounds exactly like Jackie Collins doing an imitation of Madonna's pan-European accent. It's creepy, but effective.

October 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

[Whenever] Hurley disappears, and so does much of the film's energy.

October 14, 2007 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Decent enough entertainment as written, though many will regret the movie's eleventh-hour detour into pieties.

July 23, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

As if by magic, this lowbrow film falls together and works in a charming, goofy way.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

There's nothing here that's liable to set you pondering metaphysical questions, but Bedazzled is a perfectly reasonable excuse for a none-too-bright Hollywood comedy.

January 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

entertains on a very shallow level

September 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs
Three Movie Buffs

For a comedy about heaven and hell, Bedazzled doesn't make it out of purgatory.

June 12, 2003 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A slapstick morality play about the dire consequences of selling one's soul to the Devil and trying to find happiness in wealth, fame, power, or intellectual prowess.

August 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Devilishly funny.

August 2, 2002 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Curiously, the new version omits much of the material that made the first movie so memorable -- including the nuns on trampolines -- and replaces it with gags that probably seemed much funnier on paper than they are on the screen.

June 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Endiabrado faz rir. Não muito, mas faz.

May 31, 2002 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

If Fraser keeps up with performances such as these, he may have a bright future in comedy after all.

April 18, 2002 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Bedazzled will make you laugh, loudly and with great frequency. With a film like this, nothing else really matters.

October 24, 2001 Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium
Flipside Movie Emporium

If only the movie had the excitement of Hurley's wardrobe.

October 10, 2001 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Much of the fun, most of the satire, and all of the wit have been removed, leaving us a light, sanitized, pale imitation of the original.

April 6, 2001
Movie Metropolis

El resultado final pudo haber sido mucho mejor, de no ser por el meloso final con todo y mensaje moralista de que cada persona debe de estar contenta con quien es en realidad

March 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Moviola

has a few laughs here and there, but it feels largely like a thrown-together piece of work

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
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Audience Reviews for Bedazzled

Lame-o remake. Why? It's not the stars' fault as they are trying to deliver. This one I fault a) the script - so much potentially evil, snide fun passed by in order to be safe and middle-of-the-road. b) the casting director - simply the wrong choices as the leads and finally, c) the director, Harold Ramis, who could've watched the first version and used new and better tech to deliver a truly conniving, wicked demon (ala Al Pacino - its a lot to ask but still), upped the ante some, which'd've improved the comedy. Stick with the first one instead.
June 8, 2014
ApeneckFletcher

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Yeah, it's crap, but it's light and (mostly) entertaining. Brendan Fraser is likeable. Can't stand Liz Hurley, but have to admit she is attractive here and love some of her outfits. Not a bad comedy.
March 11, 2013
romy861

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Without Brendan Fraser playing all of his wacky characters in his "Wish Universes," the movie would have fallen flat on it's face, but his acting, along with some funny moments are really all the film has going for it. Once the first half concludes, we keep getting more of the same until the "touchy-feely" type of moments pass before the credits role. The direction the film takes is fine, the character arches are all present, the acting is fine, and the premise, albeit ridiculous, is acceptable. I could think of a million comedies to watch before this, but there wasn't anything that I hated about it. It's a shrug your shoulders and walk away type of film! "Bedazzled" is fine television substance!
February 22, 2013
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Wow, was this movie crap. I hate Brendan Fraser. I have yet to see a good performance by him. He tried in Crash- failed. Mummy? Yeah, it was straight up blockbuster B-movie but he still failed. This movie? My gosh... Anyways, this movie sucked, it was boring and not funny. Don't watch it.
December 6, 2011
Albert Kim

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