‘Bachelorette’ Reviews: What Are The Critics Saying?

After a successful stint on iTunes and video on demand, “Bachelorette” is hitting the big screen this Friday.

From newcomer Leslye Headland, the raunchy comedy follows a group of high school besties, played by Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher, who are reunited for the wedding of fellow group member (Rebel Wilson) …and catastrophe ensues.

While there’s the obvious “Bridesmaids” comparisons — what with the dress and all — how did the critics respond to “Bachelorette”? Take a look at the reviews below!

PHOTOS:

  • Sara Stewart New York Post

    As smart and popreferential as Headland’s writing is, <a href=”http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/here_comes_the_snide_LKPBIfqBiN81L0oHSLOCqK?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Movies” target=”_hplink”>it’s a little underwhelming when it comes to delivering on laughs</a>.

  • Michael O’Sullivan (Washington Post)

    It’s a sour, only fitfully funny affair, wasting the abilities of its otherwise talented cast, <a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/bachelorette,1236372/critic-review.html” target=”_hplink”>which includes Kirsten Dunst, James Marsden, Adam Scott and Isla Fisher</a>.

  • Betsy Sharkey (Los Angeles Times)

    Even in this dreary, going nowhere role, <a href=”http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-bachelorette-review-20120907,0,143555.story” target=”_hplink”>Dunst is fascinating to watch</a>.

  • Claudia Puig (USA Today)

    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, <a href=”http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/reviews/story/2012-09-07/bachelorette-kirsten-dunst-ilsa-fisher-lizzy-caplan/57650146/1?csp=34life&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomMovies-TopStories+%28Life+-+Movies+-+Top+Stories%2″ target=”_hplink”>and generally behave horribly</a>.

  • Amy Biancolli (San Francisco Chronicle)

    Headland works hard to reconcile the wild and the tame; if she never quite gets the balance right, <a href=”http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Bachelorette-review-Gals-gone-wacko-3845135.php” target=”_hplink”>ya gotta admire her bold juxtaposition of overdose-resuscitation gags with lessons on self-loathing and bulimia</a>.

  • Stephanie Zacharek (NPR)

    The lion’s share of Bachelorette, written and directed by Leslye Headland, <a href=”http://www.npr.org/2012/09/06/160546187/bachelorette-mean-girls-make-a-sport-of-spite?ft=1&f=1045″ target=”_hplink”>is unnervingly entertaining</a>.

  • James Verniere (Boston Herald)

    A supposedly raunchier and ‘darker’ version of ‘Bridesmaids’ (it isn’t), <a href=”http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/movies/reviews/view/20220907bachelorette_party_goes_wild/” target=”_hplink”>the film is beautifully cast and funny</a>.

  • Alison Willmore (Movieline)

    There’s something to admire in Bachelorette’s initial flag-planting outrageousness, <a href=”http://movieline.com/2012/09/06/review-bachelorette-hangover-mean-girls-kirsten-dunst-lizzy-caplan/” target=”_hplink”>even if it goes too far and then sheepishly pulls back to a more conventional conclusion</a>.


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