Bedazzled

Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34

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Critic Reviews

  1. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    80
    Something of a featherweight, but it's also a positively divine comedy.
  2. San Francisco Examiner
    Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    75
    The ending is a disappointment, a perfunctory upbeat gesture.
  3. Fraser and Hurley are terrifically matched for their interplay, and some of the writing is so smart it outclasses the film's cartoonish feel.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    The 2000 version is louder, broader and much, much bigger.
  5. Fraser is one funny, mixed-up guy
  6. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Sara Wildberger
    63
    It's a cute and clever good-vs-evil parable.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    There's no real dazzle in Bedazzled.
  8. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    63
    It's like your appendix - you'll never even miss it.
  9. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    63
    As for Ramis, he's no Stanley Donen. He can make us laugh, but he can't make a movie dance.
  10. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    The important thing is that Hurley looks smashing in her succession of red outfits.
  11. Quite enjoyable on its own terms.
  12. TNT RoughCut
    Reviewed by: Susannah Breslin
    55
    Better to wait for movies like Bedazzled on video and watch Fraser in the theatre when he goes back to playing with Gods and Monsters instead of the Devil.
  13. It might be worth enduring the Limburger to see Fraser morph from freckled-faced Rod McKuen dweeb to seven-foot albino ball star and never miss a beat.
  14. 50
    It's nowhere near as funny, largely because of an exhaustingly hyperactive performance by Elizabeth Hurley.
  15. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Chris Kaltenbach
    50
    Should sell its soul for a joke.
  16. 50
    It might not measure up to the 1967 original, but now Satan's got sooty pussycat eyes and a kitten-cruel smile.
  17. Well crafted and mindless in the best Hollywood tradition.
  18. 50
    Walking out of the screening, I was thinking: Elizabeth Hurley for girlfriend, Courtney Love for Satan.
  19. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    50
    A dumbed-down remake.
  20. This updated version has the good sense to star Brendan Fraser, who is shaping up as one of our finest romantic-comedy stars.
  21. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    50
    Should have been a fun update on the 1967 Brit farce. Director/co-writer Ramis comes on too strong with the camper trickery.
  22. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    50
    What the film doesn't have, ironically, is a soul.
  23. Portland Oregonian
    Reviewed by: Kim Morgan
    42
    The clothes are worth it; nothing else is.
  24. A little more script work, at the very least, should have gone into the manufacture of the black comedy Bedazzled.
  25. Though amusing from moment to moment, is erratic, unfocused and uncertain where it's going.
  26. Time
    Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    40
    The skitcom format soon becomes tiresome.
  27. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Desmond Ryan
    38
    A temptation that can be easily and safely resisted.
  28. Hardly lives up to its name -- bedeviled is more like it.
  29. The new version by Harold Ramis trots out a load of bargain-rack gags, tarted up with pricey effects for the A.D.D. generation. Woe to those who cannot leave well enough alone.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Jul 4, 2014
    6
    While this remake may not on the same level of its original its still a decent enough comedy and not as bad as others make it out to be. IWhile this remake may not on the same level of its original its still a decent enough comedy and not as bad as others make it out to be. I know by this time a lot of people had already grown tired of Brendan Fraser but honestly i didn't think he is all that bad in this. While the film can be funny in parts it can also be completely bland in others which makes the movie seem a bit longer then its 90 minute running time. Of course i would have to say the best part of the whole movie was Elizabeth Hurley as "The Devil" her acting was undoubtedly sexy and she looked absolutely stunning especially with all the different outfits she was in. When it comes down to it though id say just skip over this and watch the original as its way better and the only real reason to watch this is for Elizabeth Hurley. Full Review »
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    Fantastic movie. I loved, loved, loved this movie. Elizabeth Hurley gave an amazing and a sexy performance. Not to mention she had an amazingFantastic movie. I loved, loved, loved this movie. Elizabeth Hurley gave an amazing and a sexy performance. Not to mention she had an amazing wardrobe throughout the movie. Full Review »
  3. Dec 19, 2012
    1
    You can get a few good laughs of this movie (thanks to the script), but from that to have scores above 6 out of 10 it's crazy, Fraser asYou can get a few good laughs of this movie (thanks to the script), but from that to have scores above 6 out of 10 it's crazy, Fraser as always, over acting and yelling. Some people say that it doesn't matter that the movie it's dumb because all comedies have to be stupid and I totally disagree with that point of view, I do like fine, intelligent comedians in the movies. I think this movie deserves a 5 out of 10 but since it's being overrated this is my score. Full Review »