Nurse Betty Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
This comedy has a few violent scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Good performances all around, especially from Zellweger and Kinnear. Lots of good laughs laced with nastiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
This is easily Ms. Zellweger's finest work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
The actors hold the movie together, particularly Ms. Zellweger and Mr. Freeman, whose characters achieve a remarkable intimacy in a most unlikely situation.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 24, 2006
After a summer of cookie-cutter comedies and blowsy action flicks, Neil LaBute's Nurse Betty is good for what ails you.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
July 23, 2006
In his third, most accomplished film, LaBute puts aside the inquiry of misogyny that dominated his previous work and immerses himself in a lighter romantic fable about the collision of fantasy and reality, with a terrific performance from Renee Zelwegger
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Almost every emotion and action on view is presented as false, idiotic or superficial.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Despite cringing at many of Betty's deluded interactions with the residents of her final destination and the director's seeming lack of faith in the believability of many of the scenes, Nurse Betty still turns out to be entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
If I had to use just one word to describe Nurse Betty, that word would undoubtedly be...Quirky. And I mean that in a really, really good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
In the end [it] tells us we shouldn't depend on each other... we should be glad that 'we have ourselves.' What a lonely and sad conclusion.
| Original Score: B-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Nurse Betty suffers, however, from a script that relies on jaded hit men for comic impact. We've seen it done too many times since...Pulp Fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
June 23, 2004
Las actuaciones son buenas, al nivel del gran elenco que se reśne, pero el guión es el que se lleva los aplausos.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gerry Gallo
Hollywood.com
October 3, 2003
One of the finest-written surprises of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 4, 2003
A strong contender for one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
This bizarrely funny satire/allegory from the maker of heavier fare such as In the Company of Men works on a surprising number of levels, not the least of which is perhaps the first human Renee Zellweger performance I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
With Nurse Betty, Zellweger moves fully into the realm of leading lady. Her crooked mouth and mousey voice notwithstanding, I wouldn't think it would be out of the question for her to garner an Oscar nomination for this excellent performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip Kemp
Sight and Sound
December 3, 2002
While Nurse Betty proves that LaBute has more than one string to his bow, you can't help thinking that he makes more memorable cinema when revelling in misanthropy.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A highly unlikely blend of savage violence, farcical humor and impossible romantic yearning, acted out with sometimes awe-inspiring precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Renee Zellwegger is the real star here, of course, and Greg Kinnear is very enjoyable too, but it's Chris Rock and Morgan Freeman that really won me over.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 9, 2002
The overall effect is one of a very special, genial loopiness.
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