75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A jolly movie and I smiled pretty much all the way through, but it doesn't shift into high with a solid thunk the way "Bridget Jones' Diary" did.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A triumph of performance, production, and adaptation over the empty-calorie dither of its source material.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Bridget Jones characters are worth revisiting. It's just too bad the story that connects them in The Edge of Reason is less fresh and clever than its predecessor.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Cute, cloying and catastrophically predictable.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Begins by repeating many gags from the previous film. Only now they feel lame and routine.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In case you were holding your breath, Renée Zellweger's Bridget Jones is still sweetly earnest, chronically overweight and swinging once again from lovestruck to lovelorn.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The director, Beeban Kidron, handles the proceedings with an episodic aimlessness on par with Bridget's.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Takes the worst and most annoying elements of the first film and treats them like grand assets.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A great role becomes an unenviable chore, in which a superb comic actress finds herself trying to sell a series of unfunny comic situations by mugging and pushing with all her might. It's an unflattering spectacle for all concerned.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Is it the clumsy script or the switch in directors -- Beeban Kidron in for Sharon Maguire -- that has sucked out the charm of the original and replaced it with crude pratfalls and enough shag gags to stuff the next three Austin Powers movies?
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44 out of 100
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