Bolero (1984)
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A light-hearted, erotic film from the husband and wife team of director John Derek and actress Bo Derek, Bolero tells the story of Ayre, a virginal young woman who, upon graduating from a British boarding school in the 1920's, is determined to find the right man for her first sexual encounter, wherever he might be in the world. Rich enough not to venture forth alone, she brings along her friend Catalina (Ana Obregon) and the family chauffeur (George Kennedy). Ayre first travels to an Arab country where she meets what seems to be her ideal lover, a sheik (Greg Bensen) who bares a strong… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

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"Poor Bo no sooner has her initial introduction to amour than the new lover gets gored in a sensitive location, putting him out of commission."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"For some reason, the movie's sex scenes, which are relatively few, have been directed as slapstick."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A strong candidate for worst picture of the year."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Cinema this toxic can either kill you with laughter or simply turn your brain into a pool of sex-obsessed pudding."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Erotic, surely, only for the very easily pleased."
‑ Bob Baker, Time Out
"Is this a bad satire? No, it's a bad serious romance."
‑ , People Magazine
"Bolero must rank as one of the worst major movies ever made. Many awful movies are at least funny in a campy sort of way. Bo and John Derek, however, make films so sincerely bad that they offer nothing in the way of relief."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The director is no Vadim and the star is no Bardot."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"The real future of Bolero is in home cassette rentals, where your fast forward and instant replay controls will supply the editing job the movie so desperately needs."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"One of the funniest bad movies ever made."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"Even showing lots of Bo Derek's beautiful nude body isn't enough to save Bolero from terminal boredom."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"Bolero salutes creativity as the universal language of hope, renewal and community."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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