The Bronze Reviews

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April 1, 2016
The script by Melissa Rauch and Winston Rauch is profane, raunchy and dirty-funny... But it's also sweet and warm (under its surface crust).
March 21, 2016
Rauch is using humor to make a statement here - look no further than the sex scene involving everything we've ever secretly suspected about gymnasts indulging in coitus
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 19, 2016
A crude yet cuddly comedy written by a star of "The Big Bang Theory."
March 18, 2016
Like its subject, this raunchy comedy falls off the beam before completing its routine.
March 18, 2016
Subversively funny, raunchy comedy has very funny performance from Melissa Rauch and says a lot about fleeting fame and small town America.
March 18, 2016
You may know Melissa Rauch as the squeaky-voiced Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory, but that won't prepare you for the ferociously funny performance she gives in the tartly raunchy comedy The Bronze.
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 movie's funnier than it has any right to be, given the crudity of its running jokes. But The Bronze becomes more interesting when it quiets down for Greggory's burgeoning friendship with a goofy gym owner played by Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch.
March 18, 2016
It's a very funny character needing more arc than Rauch's script offers, or a shorter movie.
March 18, 2016
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.
March 18, 2016
Raunchy comedy treads fine line between funny and mean.
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.
March 18, 2016
Melissa Rauch gives us an anti-heroine for the ages in The Bronze. Now, about that $%^& script...
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