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Nurse Betty Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    69

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The superb screenplay won an award at Cannes this year for good reason.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Observing Zellweger as she dispenses her brand of movie magic definitely is good for what ails you.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    One of those films where you don't know whether to laugh or cringe, and find yourself doing both. It's a challenge: How do we respond to this loaded material?

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    The movie has a deliberately screw-loose feel.

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  • See all Nurse Betty reviews at Metacritic.com

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Offbeat comedy has a few violent scenes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie, while primarily a comedy, has some scary and violent moments. The scalping scene is pretty grisly. The movie also has strong language and sexual situations.

  • Families can talk about how Betty learned that she could solve her own problems and follow her real dream of becoming a nurse. Betty's husband describes the soap opera fans as "people with no lives watching each other's fake lives." Is that true of anyone who watches any television show or movie, including the people who watch this one? Is there a difference between watching for escape and watching for entertainment or insight? Why would Betty stay with such an awful husband for so long? Were any other characters chasing dreams? Who?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Some gruesome violence, characters in peril.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking.

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