Bedazzled Reviews

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March 19, 2002
June 4, 2001
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January 1, 2000
Most of these sketches devolve -- with apologies to the esteemed Mr. Darwin -- into schoolyard sniggering as fast as drool runs down a chin.
January 1, 2000
What the film doesn't have, ironically, is a soul.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A little more script work, at the very least, should have gone into the manufacture of the black comedy Bedazzled.
January 1, 2000
A comedy that is weak even by today's humble standards, and pitiful when measured against the Cook-Moore version.
January 1, 2000
Watchable as she may be, Hurley is not the Devil for this movie.
January 1, 2000
Funny as Fraser is, he can't eliminate those extraneous stunts and special effects, he can't turn a series of scenes into a coherent whole, and he can't steer the film away from its sappy, programmatic ending.
January 1, 2000
Flat and lame.
January 1, 2000
The lavish scenes and gaudy effects can't compensate for the lack of genuine wit.
January 1, 2000
Brendan Fraser is one funny, mixed-up guy. And as Ms. Lucifer, the new scourge of Fraser's life, Elizabeth Hurley crackles with sexy sarcasm.
January 1, 2000
I think retooling Bedazzled relies most significantly on getting just the right devil, and you couldn't come up with a more perfect Luciferess than Elizabeth Hurley.
January 1, 2000
Not only is this film persistently unfunny, but it is consistently uninvolving.
January 1, 2000
Fraser and Hurley are terrifically matched for their interplay, and some of the writing is so smart it outclasses the film's cartoonish feel and occasional foray into hokey special effects.
January 1, 2000
It is lacking in wickedness. It doesn't smack its lips when it's naughty.
January 1, 2000
The new writing team has dumbed-down the script to such an extent that the jokes sound like rejects from a Farrelly brothers comedy.
January 1, 2000
It's involving -- as an OK date movie -- primarily because of a tour de force as Elliot's multiple selves by Brendan Fraser.
January 1, 2000
A lively, generally amusing remake.
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