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The Bachelor Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    31

    out of 100

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

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The mood is ruined by the bitchy 1990s stereotyping of the husband hunters.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Too bad the movie concentrates on the male point of view because it kicks to life when Zellweger is on screen.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    The conclusion is a sweet bit of frosting on an otherwise unremarkable confection.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Unbelievable plot and stale stereotypes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that in general, this film portrays women as marriage-hungry robbers of men's freedom, and men are portrayed as commitment-fearing wild animals who enjoy drifting from one woman to another. Parents may want to discuss these stereotypes with their teens.

  • Families can talk about the lack of realism in comedies like this one. Why do you think many comedies are based on things that would never really happen?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: In general, women are portrayed as marriage-hungry robbers of men's freedom, and men are portrayed as commitment-fearing wild animals who enjoy drifting from one woman to another. Some sex-related humor.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false3

    Sex: Jimmie's grandfather tells Jimmie to procreate quickly because marriages sour over time. One ex-girlfriend remembers how they "screwed a couple times." Female genitals are compared to flowers. Anne's parents are quite affectionate with one another. When she discovers she won't be marrying Jimmie, one bride candidate proclaims "Thank God I'm bisexual."

  • language false3

    Language: Occasional moderate to extreme profanity.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Smoking and drinking.

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