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Bachelorette Reviews

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Andy Lea
Daily Star
August 22, 2013
The edginess is just window dressing. The message is as schmaltzy as anything you'd find in a kooky rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered
September 28, 2012
Bachelorette is a thoroughly off-putting misfire that squanders its talented cast with horrible writing and an overabundance of bitter fights, vulgar language and general bitchiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
January 26, 2012
Toxic, nasty, and ugly.
August 15, 2013
It's hard to feel anything but vacuity after watching, regardless of Dunst's commendable and animated turn at crushing the nuptials dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
October 29, 2012
Leslye Headland's bitterly unfunny Bachelorette not only squanders a talented cast of comic performers, but also chastises the audience for revelling in the unfiltered awfulness of their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
September 6, 2012
What writer-director Leslye Headland has given us is a romp that never quite romps, a teary-eyed string of taking-stock moments without tears, and a serious squandering of major league movie talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
October 28, 2012
Unpleasant, repellent viewing that, surprisingly, offers only repugnant characters and toxic protagonists, nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
August 31, 2012
Sometimes a movie is so bad it makes me want to go into seclusion and never see another film. Bachelorette is one of those.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
September 7, 2012
Wicked LaBute-ian fun until that dastardly last act. When this black of a comedy is suddenly dipped into a rosy-red vat of sentimentality ... we know the dye's going to run very, very soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
September 6, 2012
Headland works hard to reconcile the wild and the tame; if she never quite gets the balance right, ya gotta admire her bold juxtaposition of overdose-resuscitation gags with lessons on self-loathing and bulimia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alison Willmore
September 6, 2012
There's something to admire in Bachelorette's initial flag-planting outrageousness, even if it goes too far and then sheepishly pulls back to a more conventional conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Richard Roeper
August 30, 2012
I'm ready to forget I ever saw it.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2012
Even in this dreary, going nowhere role, Dunst is fascinating to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 28, 2012
Lacking the charm and genuine heart of Bridesmaids, Bachelorette feels like a bouquet of wilted flowers - brittle and less than lovely, outstanding performances notwithstanding
November 2, 2012
Limp, lazy, unfocussed...about as funny as flat champagne.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
September 6, 2012
Bachelorette would be better off as a soulless farce, not the noxious semi-melodrama it eventually becomes. It's a movie that doesn't know whether to hug its characters or push them off a bridge.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
September 17, 2012
The women's dialogue is pungently ribald but diffuse; too often, shouting and shrieking and gesticulating take the place of engaged performance.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
September 6, 2012
Easily the most maddening aspect of it is that Headland takes a great cast, filled with incredibly likable actors and puts them in utterly unappealing roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
August 16, 2013
Give me a nice Audrey Hepburn film any day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 6, 2012
Talented actors are wasted in a film that induces more cringes than chuckles as women old enough to know better act like horny sailors on leave, absorb mass quantities of alcohol and drugs, and generally behave horribly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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