Bridget Jones's Diary Reviews

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February 2, 2018
The film is excessively, parochially British at its periphery, yet insufficiently so at its core.
August 7, 2008
Provides a few laughs but failed to make me care on which loves-me, loves-me-not petal this film ends.
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 15, 2008
The filmmakers are uncritically in love with their heroine and her milieux and have romanticised them to an almost laughable degree.
April 2, 2003
The only thing I remember is the fake Christmas snow scenes.
January 12, 2003
What audiences found so endearing about this movie escapes me.
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.
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.
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 30, 2001
There's very little spontaneous life here, and pitiful few real laughs.
April 30, 2001
It's all supposed to be very charming and funny. Or something.
April 16, 2001
Okay, I haven't read the book and I hear it's very good, but based only what I see here the fuss is a mystery, indeed.
April 16, 2001
Inside the frankly sexual, frankly desirous, and frankly pissed off anti-Cosmo girl is a Cosmo girl, just waiting for her happy ending.
April 15, 2001
The film backhands [Zellweger] by deeming Bridget as imperfect, essentially stripping the character of any pride in her physical appearance.
April 13, 2001
How can you celebrate a movie in which Zellweger doesn't soar but simply avoids disaster?
April 13, 2001
Surely Bridget herself would sniff at the film's soppy sentimentality.
April 13, 2001
The movie is often clunkily paced and edited.
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
Time and again, we find ourselves unsure how to respond.
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