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Nurse Betty Reviews

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January 26, 2006
Almost every emotion and action on view is presented as false, idiotic or superficial.
January 1, 2000
Whether or not Betty sustains her character, the movie fails to maintain its own. The scenario falls apart.
January 1, 2000
You get the feeling the makers of Nurse Betty are daring you not to get the big satire they've concocted. And in place of the customary TV laugh track, LaBute simply bludgeons you over the head with jokes.
January 1, 2000
Although everyone involved is likable, especially Zellweger, the elements don't mesh.
March 7, 2002
Often takes violent turns that are unnecessary and repellent.
Full Review | Original Score: short
January 1, 2000
The comedy and drama simply don't jive and the end result is sheer and utter idiocy.
| Original Score: 3/10
May 8, 2002
Does LaBute feel any sympathy for his victimized women, or merely contempt for their weakness?
Full Review | Original Score: D-
January 1, 2000
The movie is a comedy, I guess. It looks sunny and it's played lightheartedly. But what's the point?
| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
In terms of the taste it leaves behind, the difference between LaBute's first two films and Nurse Betty is the difference between eating a bucket of bad clams and coming upon them deliberately placed in a seafood dinner.
January 1, 2000
This fantasy-tinged romance leaves a distinctly bitter aftertaste.
January 1, 2000
Its uneven comedy may leave moviegoers yearning for the confidently choreographed banter and moral sludge that marked LaBute's previous outings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
The flip side to LaBute's cheapjack cynicism, as it turns out, is a cheapjack romanticism. They're equally counterfeit.
January 1, 2000
[The actors'] nimble comic timing is hampered by truly ugly, amateurish production work.
January 1, 2000
A masquerade that doesn't work.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Apart from a few punchy chuckles, Nurse Betty is the drag end of a wan hipness that lacks juice and focus.
January 1, 2000
Uncomfortable hodgepodge of poignant fantasy, showbiz satire and crime thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
A cracked romantic comedy, with an emphasis on cracked.
January 1, 2000
This black comedy from Neil LaBute doesn't look finished, just abandoned -- a complicated tangle of clashing ideas and styles beyond the director's capacity to reconcile.
January 1, 2000
Nurse Betty doesn't have the narrative credibility of the average soap.
January 1, 2000
Nurse Betty is what Fargo might have been if it wasn't very good.
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