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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Reviews

March 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 18, 2004
A sequel that should have been buried six feet under.
November 15, 2004
The humiliation of Bridget Jones is done so many times that it's not funny and it's not clever and it's not interesting.
November 13, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 12, 2004
The talented cast give the flabby script some much-needed muscle.
Read More | Original Score: B-
November 12, 2004
Unfortunately, Zellweger and Firth don't ignite many sparks, and Bridget's neuroses, rather than endearing her to us, can be off-putting.
Read More | Original Score: C-
November 12, 2004
So clumsy and crass that it makes you doubt the pleasure of the first movie.
November 12, 2004
It's a pleasing enough romp, and if you're starved for romantic comedy (where have they all gone?) this will ease your hunger pangs.
November 12, 2004
Bridget's is a world of upper middle-class Teflon-coated narcissism, the kind that effectively seals out any concerns other than her own, and those concerns tend to run the gamut from weight to men and back again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 12, 2004
There's a flatness in the writing, a slapdash feel to the directing and an over-reliance on what worked the first time.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2004
It's the sequel to one of the best films of 2001 that quickly reveals itself as one of the big disappointments of 2004.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2004
Zellweger just shines in this role.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2004
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason should satisfy fans because of Zellweger's uninhibited performance, but hardly anybody is going to be demanding a third helping.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 12, 2004
I can't remember many sequels as redundant and unnecessary as this one.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 12, 2004
That this new film isn't quite so adorable as the first hardly matters, Bridgetwise, as the whole point of both movies is to allow everyone to revel in Zellweger's assumed-zaftig pantomime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 12, 2004
Her character, a self-deprecating blend of accidental insight and unapologetic girlish emotion, has gone from idiosyncratic to flat-out idiotic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2004
With her volume knob cranked up to 11 and her cups overflowing with weight gain, Zellweger is often more annoying than adorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2004
Don't worry, it turns out Thai women's prisons are pretty fun places to hang out, and all the girls just dance around singing Madonna songs and share boyfriend stories.
Read More | Original Score: D
November 12, 2004
Uma Thurman and Nicole Kidman might have suffered more thoroughly in recent movies, but no one suffers more thanklessly than Zellweger does here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2004
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a jolly movie and I smiled pretty much all the way through, but it doesn't shift into high with a solid thunk the way Bridget Jones' Diary (2001) did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2004
Several of the movie's farcical moments feel forced and strained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2004
Why, in other words, should we care about this woman, when the filmmakers obviously do not?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2004
We know she's ridiculous. She knows she's ridiculous. It's just too bad she can't wear it more proudly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 11, 2004
Fielding, along with co-writers Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis and Adam Brooks, has turned what I can only believe were Bridget's charmingly human imperfections on the page into a lump of schoolgirl-style boy-craziness and corrosive self-loathing.
November 11, 2004
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is amusing but never groundbreaking.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 11, 2004
The sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary makes the first movie look like a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 11, 2004
In an opening scene, Bridget, a London television reporter, sky-dives right into a pig pen. That pretty much sums up the film's attitude toward its heroine.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 11, 2004
It is, I'm afraid, time to retire Bridget Jones. Send her off to Happily-Ever-After Land with her vodka and Silk Cuts and handsome human-rights lawyer and let her get on with her amiable, dizzy, neurotic and now thoroughly annoying life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2004
Philosophers say that those who can't remember the past are doomed to repeat it. If you remember Bridget Jones's Diary fondly, spare yourself this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2004
Cute, cloying and catastrophically predictable.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2004
Misbegotten comedy sequels have a way of resembling souring relationships. All those adorable idiosyncrasies that initially melted your heart can curdle into the very irritating habits that send you packing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2004
Another small jewel in the crown of unabashedly commercial, cheerfully middlebrow, eminently exportable British fluff.
November 11, 2004
News flash: Love ain't easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2004
The modest charms of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason are a triumph of performance, production, and adaptation over the empty-calorie dither of its source material.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 9, 2004
On those rare occasions when The Edge of Reason isn't regurgitating material from Bridget Jones' Diary, it is taking ill-advised excursions into unfunny slapstick and sappy melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2004
All this unaccountable admiration is bestowed upon the ne plus ultra of the regressive rom-com heroine, a thirtysomething who displays the rudimentary motor functions, raging id, and darling pucker of a cuddly infant.
November 8, 2004
Though the script tries to replicate the first film's heart-tugging moments, there's a lack of a big emotional arc to tie the episodic structure together. However, on a performance level, the movie is practically flawless.
November 4, 2004
In the strain to explore new territory, the film pushes into areas that that don't fit comfortably into the lightly comic world of Bridget Jones.