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Bridget Jones's Diary Reviews

April 15, 2008
As a film, however, item misses its mark, failing to capitalize on the staccato rhythms and sardonic wit of Bridget's inner life.
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.
April 27, 2007
Ms. Zellweger makes the most of what she's given and manages to triumph time and again over her pratfalls and public rump displays. In a word, she's terrific.
June 24, 2006
This ultra-hyped adaptation of the ultra-successful Helen Fielding novel sends you out with a smile on your face.
November 6, 2002
It's Zellweger's unselfishness that sells the movie. How many other young actresses would be willing to let a movie make fun of their fat thighs?
March 19, 2002
Yes, the movie adaptation is just fine, thank you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 21, 2001
The film tries to position itself as a comic anthem for unshackled single-womanhood, but it's aimed at the bland middle.
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
April 13, 2001
All power to Firth the actor. He's the compleat Darcy, and he never wavers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2001
Where the highly likable actress [Zellweger] proves most valuable is in making us adore this insecure, clumsy, contradictory creature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2001
Let me say in Bridget Jonesy fashion that Zellweger is an irresistible sex goddess, hurrah!!!
April 13, 2001
The movie is often clunkily paced and edited.
April 13, 2001
Zips along at a laugh-a-minute pace and fully involves the viewer in Bridget's little slice of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 13, 2001
The script is teasingly, pleasingly raunchy in places.
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.
April 13, 2001
Warm and charming and often witty, it's as good a romantic comedy as has come out for some time.
April 13, 2001
Time and again, we find ourselves unsure how to respond.
April 13, 2001
Women here and abroad are going to laugh with her, cry with her, steam with her, frost with her and totally identify after this gloriously full, heartfelt, generous performance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
April 13, 2001
You feel like Diary is using its initial originality just to set you up for the same old thing.
April 13, 2001
A story like this can't work unless we feel unconditional affection for the heroine, and casting Zellweger achieves that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 13, 2001
Zellweger's Bridget is my kind of schlump.
April 13, 2001
She had me from 'Hello.'
April 12, 2001
A delicious piece of candy whose amusing package is scrawled with bons mots distantly inspired by Jane Austen.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
April 12, 2001
Cheerful, cheeky entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
April 12, 2001
True to its source and full of the book's trademark wit, style and good humor.
April 12, 2001
What we have here are three hilarious performances embedded in a humdrum context, which is more than one can say about most romantic comedies.
April 12, 2001
I'm ... impressed by [Zellweger's] impersonation of ordinariness, especially after seeing her looking so slinky-glam in her lemon-drop gown on Oscar night.
April 12, 2001
As a romantic comedy, the movie works better than most.
April 12, 2001
Zellweger is, in fact, thoroughly charming and believably British in the role.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 12, 2001
It's chock-full of delights.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 10, 2001
The three-act structure is too predictable, and at 90 minutes, feels both draggy and hacked to the bone.
April 9, 2001
Features one of the most endearing and believable characters to grace the screen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 5, 2001
Delivers frisky fun for bruised romantics regardless of age, sex or nationality.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 30, 2001
A film full of wit, warmth and honest, knowing humor, topped off with a plethora of excellent performances.