The Bachelor
The Bachelor (1999)

In this romantic comedy, Chris O'Donnell plays Jimmie, the grandson of an eccentric millionaire. At the reading of his grandfather's will, Jimmie learns that he stands to inherit $100 million on his 30th birthday. There's only… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 5, 1999
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Predictable and unfunny, it's a poor homage to Buster Keaton.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Viewers have almost two hours to become thoroughly disgusted

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Betsy Sherman
Boston Globe

Probably the best that can be said about The Bachelor is that it gave a lot of work to female extras.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

when it comes to delivering punchlines or finding the laughs in a speech, O'Donnell is way out of his area of expertise, and that's exactly what he's called upon to do throughout 'The Bachelor,' a wholly irritating stab at a fluffy romantic farce.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

The new film takes a heavy approach to plain foolishness and doesn't exactly gain loft from the presence of O'Donnell in the centerpiece role. His range is limited to several shades of bland.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The funny thing is, nobody who made The Bachelor seems to notice that the script pinpoints its own formulaic emptiness before wheezing on to its foregone happy ending.

Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A terrible film that witlessly unfurls its limp narrative. If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the film.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

You know a movie is desperately overreaching when Peter Ustinov, affecting a dreadful southern accent as Jimmy's grandfather, must yell into a megaphone for no apparent reason: 'The human condition!'

Michael Dequina

O'Donnell, former teen idol/Boy Wonder, has always proven to be far less beefcake than rice cake.

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Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room

The problem are a beginning and middle that are equally warm-n-fuzzy -- there's no spark, no energy, no humanity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Martin Sahlin
I saw it in the middle of the day....and that's it rightful place....if you see it in the middle of the would probably suck pretty bad....but… More
Jason Spencer
Tim Salmons
Not that great.
Candy Rose
Rom com about a man who feels he has to propose to his girlfriend but it all goes horribly wrong.
Wahida K
Batman`s Sidekick. Unlike his role as Robin, I like watching Chris O`Donell other Movies. This Movie is like a Fun Slide so are we Singles. lol It was nice to… More
Dean McKenna
Charming leads and clever gags sell this romantic comedy, a remake of Buster Keaton's 1925 silent classic, <i>Seven Chances</i>. This update… More