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Bridget Jones's Diary Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 15, 2008
It's so aggressive you don't even have to like it; the movie likes itself well enough for the both of you.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 13, 2001
The 30- and 40something single women I hang out with do not constantly obsess about getting married or worry about being eaten by dogs.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 2, 2001
...never fully comes to comedic life, seldom reaches out emotionally, and provides few new insights into the perils of love and dating.
| Original Score: 6/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 2, 2003
The only thing I remember is the fake Christmas snow scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: C -
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 13, 2001
It's glib when it should be witty, flat in situations demanding heels and wants us to believe that an actress celebrated for her beauty would perceive herself as unappealing.
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John Anderson
April 13, 2001
The thrust of the story is how miserable it is being a single young woman while still making it look like a lark.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 13, 2001
How can you celebrate a movie in which Zellweger doesn't soar but simply avoids disaster?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 15, 2001
The film backhands [Zellweger] by deeming Bridget as imperfect, essentially stripping the character of any pride in her physical appearance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Even though the leads are good, it's far from enough to make the film worth seeing, unless you wish to waste money and lose two hours of your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 12, 2003
What audiences found so endearing about this movie escapes me.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 15, 2008
The filmmakers are uncritically in love with their heroine and her milieux and have romanticised them to an almost laughable degree.
Shay Casey
April 30, 2001
It's all supposed to be very charming and funny. Or something.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
April 11, 2001
Badly miscast as the British heroine, Zellweger, in a monotonic performance, never gives us much reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 2, 2001
As prefabricated a romantic comedy as one could imagine.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
April 10, 2001
The three-act structure is too predictable, and at 90 minutes, feels both draggy and hacked to the bone.
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
April 12, 2001
The urge to laugh is superceded by the urge to slap everybody and command them to stop embarrassing all of humanity.
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Robert Horton
April 12, 2001
One imagines Bridget Jones attending the film and then writing about it later in her diary, and the likelihood of her savaging the evening seems high.
Dave White
April 12, 2001
Good actors can't make the soundtrack stop blaring Motown hits that are supposed to stand in for actual human emotion.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
April 12, 2001
The script ... loses sight of the book's breezy wit and stacks up implausibilities as high as Bridget's half-eaten boxes of Cadbury's Milk Tray.
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 12, 2001
The movie isn't a travesty. It's just kind of slight. Conventional. Pat.
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