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Bolero (1984)




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When a young wealthy woman graduates from a British boarding school, she is determined to lose her virginity. Soon, she embarks on a mini world tour to find just the right man for the task.
Comedy , Drama
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Bo Derek
as Lida MacGillivery
Ana Obregon
as Catalina
Olivia d'Abo
as Paloma
Greg Bensen
as The Sheik
Ian Cochrane
as Robert
Ian Cochran
as Robert Stewart
Mickey Knox
as Sleazy Moroccan Guide
Paul Stacy
as Young Valentino
Paul Stacey
as Young Valentino #1
James Stacy
as Young Valentino
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Critic Reviews for Bolero

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

Poor Bo no sooner has her initial introduction to amour than the new lover gets gored in a sensitive location, putting him out of commission.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009
Top Critic

Erotic, surely, only for the very easily pleased.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The real future of Bolero is in home cassette rentals, where your fast forward and instant replay controls will supply the editing job the movie so desperately needs.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

For some reason, the movie's sex scenes, which are relatively few, have been directed as slapstick.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

I daresay even waterboarding is less punishing than watching this.

Full Review… | January 23, 2016
Creative Loafing

A poorly-directed, poorly-written, and even more poorly-acted piece of overblown, softcore hooey.

Full Review… | January 12, 2016
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Audience Reviews for Bolero

I was taught that if you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all. With that virtue in mind, Wow, Olivia d'Abo gets naked and looks great! Wow, Bo Derek gets really naked and looks great! I don't have anything more to say.

Doctor Strangeblog
Doctor Strangeblog

Super Reviewer

Bo Derek wants to experience extasy, but then she is corrected by a castmember in the spelling of this snoozer and we experience boredom. Svengali director and husband John Derek writes and directs this long, boring and uninspired movie as a Valentine to his wife and the salvating public. What it did was bring Bo Derek another Razzie! The 80s favourite nymphet plays a virgin again(like in John's Tarzan the Ape Man.)who plans to lose her virginity to an oil sheik but it ends up in disaster. Then she hightails it to Spain where she meets a hunky bullfighter, she finally gets laid and the bullfighter is injured for his troubles. She will make him walk and get his libido back in action, how? by entering the bullring, of course. When all is said and done your wishing you hit the eject button a long time ago.

Orlando Diaz
Orlando Diaz

A cheesy sex flick with one of the worst actresses in the leading role and a terrible vanity-ridden director on the helm trying to prove he has style by showing us murky, over-the-top shots of gracious nudity.

Matthew James
Matthew James

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