The Bronze Reviews

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April 5, 2019
"The Bronze" tries so very hard to pull off funny with its one-liners, but the hateful and vicious attitude that follows the lead character around everywhere isn't cause for our sympathy.
November 9, 2018
Unfortunately, director Bryan Buckley's toothless and raunchy comedy does not quite land on its feet smoothly enough to earn a decent score from the sideline judges.
November 3, 2018
Relegates adolescent rage and insecurity to a steady stream of curse words and sexual innuendo. It mistakes vulgarity for vision.
October 14, 2017
Generally its humor built on the premise that if one f-bomb is funny, 20 of them in a row are 20 times funnier.
October 14, 2017
The Bronze is an unfunny, overlong parade of squandered potential. It's extremely frustrating.
September 13, 2017
The Bronze is an uninspired creation that feels like Tina Fey's Sarah Palin impression in a 'Little Britain' sketch.
June 28, 2016
[The Bronze has] a tendency not to create a universe and drama, but to impose events, however unlikely and incongruous they may be, to fulfill a pre-determined arc.
April 19, 2016
Falling short in every way, The Bronze places last in the game of film comedy.
April 7, 2016
If there are a few sweet moments between Rauch and Middleditch here, they're all but erased by an ineffectual story... and an admittedly impressive void of genuine laughs.
April 5, 2016
No wonder 'Bronze' didn't bring home the gold.
March 21, 2016
As uncomfortable and awkward as a spread-eagled fall onto a balance beam, The Bronze keeps you watching out of sheer curiosity. It's the same tingle that travels up a rubbery neck when passing a car crash, a crushing sense of gratitude and gory caution.
March 21, 2016
The keen character work that is the movie's most impressive feature too often is overwhelmed by the twin bugaboos of R-rated vulgarity and unearned sentiment.
March 19, 2016
The Bronze immediately puts up a wall by making Hope Ann Greggory an utterly repellent character, one so grating that the promise of spending 90 minutes with her seems tantamount to a stint on Death Row.
March 18, 2016
Like its subject, this raunchy comedy falls off the beam before completing its routine.
March 18, 2016
Ultimately, the filmmakers are unable to overcome the central character's nastiness. The Bronze scores high on degree of difficulty but struggles with execution.
March 18, 2016
I didn't laugh at all -- I think I might have smiled once or twice -- because at its heart, the movie feels incredibly cynical and mean spirited about the sort of small town people it's depicting.
March 18, 2016
Credit where it's due: The Bronze does not waste any time diving into how aggressively unpleasant former Olympic bronze medalist Hope Ann Gregory (Melissa Rauch) really is.
March 18, 2016
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.
March 18, 2016
The character would be bad enough, but it's the way The Bronze tries to turn her into some kind of wounded, troubled soul that really irritates.
March 18, 2016
This ostensibly edgy comedy didn't wring a single laugh out of me until maybe fifteen minutes before the finale.
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