The Bachelor
The Bachelor (1999)

Jimmie Shannon values his freedom more than life itself. As his male peers, even his best buddy, Marco, begin to hook up in marriage, Jimmie continues happily plugging away with his dating lifestyle, in no rush to find "the one."… 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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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.

Michael Dequina

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

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Tom Keogh

An acceptable comedy.

Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Steve Cohen's screenplay, is pretty much DOA.

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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Eric Harrison
Los Angeles Times

O'Donnell and Zellweger are easy on the eyes, but we're asked to take it on faith that they have other qualities that would make a person care for them.

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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!'

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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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