Bridget Jones's Diary

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33

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  1. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    30
    The worst part of Ms. Zellweger's plight is that she, along with others in the cast, has fallen victim to a first-time feature director whose vocabulary doesn't seem to include the word "simplicity."
  2. The urge to laugh is superceded by the urge to slap everybody and command them to stop embarrassing all of humanity.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 173 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Sep 17, 2016
    9
    Bridget Jones's Diary is easily one of the best romantic comedies ever made. It really speaks to the time of singletons in England. I am a bigBridget Jones's Diary is easily one of the best romantic comedies ever made. It really speaks to the time of singletons in England. I am a big fan of the books and this film did the source material justice. Full Review »
  2. Apr 6, 2016
    7
    You know, diaries are overrated. Let's just not think about them and go home.... however, when I read this upcoming, I never expected it to beYou know, diaries are overrated. Let's just not think about them and go home.... however, when I read this upcoming, I never expected it to be that great anyways. Full Review »
  3. Mar 29, 2016
    10
    One of the most cliche'd romantic comedies I've seen, but it's a great film adaptation to the source material but the screenplay written byOne of the most cliche'd romantic comedies I've seen, but it's a great film adaptation to the source material but the screenplay written by Helen Fielding (based on her novel she works on the screenplay), Andrew Davies and Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral) is super charming and is spiking wit also is cheerful, the script and Sharon Maguire's direction work perfectly together. Renee Zellweger couldn't be more perfect to play Bridget Jones, she outshines the material. Renee Zellweger plays Bridget Jones, a 32 year old decides it's time she takes control of her life by keeping a diary. She's a heavy-drinking heavy-smoking, who works in publishing, is torn between Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) who is introduced to Bridget in a god-awful sweater. Bridget's mother (Gemma Jones) has left her husband (Jim Broadbent) for a TV huckster. Despite it's cliche's it has a intelligent screenplay and three great performances by Zellweger, Firth and Grant. 5 out of 5 stars Full Review »