Nurse Betty

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Betty sustains her character, the movie fails to maintain its own.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    60
    A feminist sitcom tricked up with garish violence and garrulous hit men.
  3. 54
    Badly photographed, clumsily edited, and lacking any discernable cinematic style.
  4. Zellweger is as charming as ever, and it's good to find LaBute working with a script by writers who don't fully share his crabbed, cramped view of human nature.
  5. Uncomfortable hodgepodge of poignant fantasy, showbiz satire and crime thriller.
  6. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    50
    Its warped, disconnected sensibility makes for an oddly distant piece of work.
  7. 50
    Its uneven comedy may leave moviegoers yearning for the confidently choreographed banter and moral sludge that marked LaBute's previous outings.
  8. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    50
    There are inspired moments in this edgy, unstable comedy.
  9. 50
    It feels like three movies stitched together.
  10. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    40
    This fantasy-tinged romance leaves a distinctly bitter aftertaste.
User Score
1.0

Overwhelming dislike- based on 116 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. May 11, 2015
    0
    I've watched this movie once but that was enough for me. The actors are very wooden in their roles and the plot is lame and uneven. EvenI've watched this movie once but that was enough for me. The actors are very wooden in their roles and the plot is lame and uneven. Even Morgan Freeman couldn't salvage this movie from sinking. This movie could
    have been hilarious and smart but the plot and acting never develop well.
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  2. Aug 31, 2013
    6
    Although I found it an interesting concept, I found it quite hard to engage with any of the characters. Having said that, I did find I had aAlthough I found it an interesting concept, I found it quite hard to engage with any of the characters. Having said that, I did find I had a bit of a soft spot for Betty. It’s pretty well made, although I did feel I was watching a soap half the time. There were far too many coincidental events going on that allowed the plot to progress. The performances were all pretty good with Renée Zellweger easily standing out. Morgan Freeman was, well, Morgan Freeman; he just seems to play every part the same these days. Chris Rock was a bit of a surprise for me, playing the hot headed Wesley with great aplomb and a great degree of swearing. Over all though, I found it a little disappointing despite the decent performances, it never really got going.

    SteelMonster’s verdict: RECOMMENDED (Just)

    My score: 5.9/10.
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  3. Aug 17, 2011
    8
    Surprisingly good. A story of a delusioned, not especially intellectual woman going on a search for her favorite doctor who she loves. SheSurprisingly good. A story of a delusioned, not especially intellectual woman going on a search for her favorite doctor who she loves. She ofcourse doesn`t know that he is just an actor. The story is funny, with Betty getting in all kinds of trouble. The villains are sleek, clever and trace her every step right into the final. This is one of those average movies which is taken into above-average level by a wonderful cast. All of the acting : Morgan Freeman, Rene Zellweger, Chris Rock, Aaron Eckhart and Greg Kinnear showed excelled performance , creating believable and likable characters. You would think you quit watching the film after 20minutes (naaaah), but you suddenly notice you watched the whole thing with a smile on your face all the time, and enjoyed it. Everything else in this movie is average. Full Review »