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The Bronze (2016)



Critic Consensus: Enthusiastically unpleasant and mostly unfunny, The Bronze fails to stick the landing -- or much else along the way.

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A decade ago, Hope Ann Greggory (Melissa Rauch) was America's sweetheart. Her inspired performance on a ruptured Achilles at the world's most prestigious gymnastics tournament clinched an unlikely bronze medal for the U.S. team and brought glory to her hometown of Amherst, Ohio. But in the years since that epic third place victory, Hope hasn't done a whole lot with her life. Still living in her dad Stan's (Gary Cole) basement, still sporting her daily uniform of a Team USA gym suit with teeny-bopper bangs, ponytail and scrunchie, she spends her days at the mall milking her minor celebrity for free food and favors. Hope's routine is upended when she learns that she must coach Amherst's newest gymnastics prodigy Maggie (Haley Lu Richardson) in order to receive a sizeable financial inheritance. The hard-edged yet insecure Hope is faced with a serious dilemma: does she jeopardize her "hometown hero" status by devotedly training this rising star to achieve the dreams she never could? Or does she attempt to sabotage the impressionable Maggie to ensure that she remains the one and only star in Amherst?
R (for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use)
Comedy , Drama
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Melissa Rauch
as Hope Annabelle Greggory
Gary Cole
as Stan Greggory
Thomas Middleditch
as Ben Lawfort
Sebastian Stan
as Lance Tucker
Haley Lu Richardson
as Maggie Townsend
Cecily Strong
as Janice Townsend
Ellery Sprayberry
as Young Hope
Christine E. Abraham
as Coach Pavleck
Christine Abrahamsen
as Coach Pavleck
Dale Raoul
as Doris
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Critic Reviews for The Bronze

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (27)

A crude yet cuddly comedy written by a star of "The Big Bang Theory."

Full Review… | March 19, 2016
Top Critic

There are some decent laughs here (especially for a well choreographed sex scene) and even an amusing soundtrack, but there's just not enough story to go around.

Full Review… | March 18, 2016
Toronto Sun
Top Critic

The plot is beyond basic and the dialogue so crude it almost feels like an R-rated cartoon. Still, The Bronze has a loony Napoleon Dynamite-meets-Talladega Nights-on-the-balance-beam charm.

Full Review… | March 18, 2016
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

This ostensibly edgy comedy didn't wring a single laugh out of me until maybe fifteen minutes before the finale.

Full Review… | March 18, 2016
Top Critic

I wouldn't want to live next to Hope, but it is fascinating to watch her. And every so often it's refreshing to have a movie that dares to say - you know, no matter what all the screenwriting gurus tell you, some characters never change.

Full Review… | March 18, 2016
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The Bronze often feels like an extended skit, but Hope is so refreshingly unladylike and the movie is so refreshingly cynical about gymnastics that the results are surprisingly amusing.

Full Review… | March 18, 2016
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Bronze

If you were to put a horny, immature 13 yr old, a lust for cruelty psychopath and an aging, bitter gymnast in a room and asked them to write a script, this is what you'd end up with. This movie is too cruel to be funny, too crass to be a drama, and too immature to be taken seriously as a real movie. The creators of this crap need to seriously grow up if they intend on trying to write a real script. Rauch's Big Bang Theory fame can't save this garbage. She's one messed up lady if she thinks this movie is entertaining.

Cathy Gardener
Cathy Gardener

Not sure one could label this movie a comedy, though I was amused by the antics of the principle character. I thought Raunch carried that character's personality perfectly. Would I recommend this to a friend: absolutely, but only if he/she were pretty broad-minded. One thing about the 'Tomatometer' (Critic's evaluations), you can discount it completely. These guys couldn't possibly make a living in any other venue, they're so out of touch with the audience. If you don't like crude and lewd or you're a prude, don't watch this movie. If you appreciate a bit of shock value, enjoy.

Joe Phufnyk
Joe Phufnyk

The amount of sexual content and nudity is offensive. The Bronze is unfunny, unlikable, and simply unwatchable. There's hardly any humorous material in the script and the acting is mediocre.

Farah Rizq
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