Bachelorette Reviews

  • Bachelorette is expertly shot and paced, with a script that's as cutting as a serrated knife.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • "Bachelorette" comes at you with the crackling intensity of machine-gun fire. Maybe the safest way to watch it is by peeking out from a behind a sandbag.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • Talented actors are wasted in a film that induces more cringes than chuckles as women old enough to know better act like horny sailors on leave, absorb mass quantities of alcohol and drugs, and generally behave horribly.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • It's a sour, only fitfully funny affair, wasting the abilities of its otherwise talented cast, which includes Kirsten Dunst, James Marsden, Adam Scott and Isla Fisher.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • For women who find the film grim, I imagine that's because part of it feels true and rare in an American movie.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Caplan ... steals all of her scenes, takes them to the Target returns desk for illicit refunds, and spends all the money on whatever unicorn sweat gives you big, dewy eyes like Mary-Louise Parker.

    Chris Packham — Village Voice

  • What's actually off-putting about this movie is how desperate the filmmakers are to exploit other people's ideas.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • The women's dialogue is pungently ribald but diffuse; too often, shouting and shrieking and gesticulating take the place of engaged performance.

    Richard Brody — New Yorker

  • "Bachelorette" commits only one crime, but it's a make-or-break offense -- it's just not quite funny enough.

    Kristin Tillotson — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • After a promisingly funny first half, this tale of three coke-snorting gal-pals trying not to screw up their friend's nuptials all but drowns in its own catty cynicism, turning as stingy with emotion and insight as it is with real laughs.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • As smart and popreferential as Headland's writing is, it's a little underwhelming when it comes to delivering on laughs.

    Sara Stewart — New York Post

  • [Compared to Bridesmaids]... this is more of an ensemble effort, gamely led by the trio (and potentially awesome law firm) of Dunst, Fisher and Caplan.

    William Goss — Film.com

  • This is a rapier-sharp, fast-paced comedy of manners, less concerned with delivering big laughs than with exploring its characters and their complicated interactions.

    Andrew O'Hehir — Salon.com

  • A nasty little piece of work -- a phrase I use not with contempt but with grudging admiration.

    Dana Stevens — Slate

  • Sometimes a movie is so bad it makes me want to go into seclusion and never see another film. Bachelorette is one of those.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • A tasty cast and a good share of snappy dialogue provide entertainment but can't quite make this pre-nuptials shindig quite the party that it might have been.

    David Rooney — Hollywood Reporter

  • The best reason to see Bachelorette is Dunst, once a child star with an uncanny ability to project maturity, now an actress with an ever-increasing range.

    Mary F. Pols — TIME Magazine

  • Dunst, Caplan and Fisher make a delicious trio as they stir up a bitches' brew of revenge against poor Becky (Wilson). Headland can write zingers that would make the cruelest bridezilla blush.

    Peter Travers — Rolling Stone

  • I'm ready to forget I ever saw it.

    Richard Roeper — Richard Roeper.com

  • Even in this dreary, going nowhere role, Dunst is fascinating to watch.

    Betsy Sharkey — Los Angeles Times

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