Mike Flaherty
March 09, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

Bedazzled (Movie - 2000)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
93 minutes
Wide Release Date
10/20/00
performer
Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Paul Adelstein, Brian Doyle-Murray, Frances O'Connor, Orlando Jones, Miriam Shor
director
Harold Ramis
Producers
KirchMedia, Regency Enterprises, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
distributor
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author
Peter Cook, Larry Gelbart, Dudley Moore, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan
genre
Comedy

We gave it a C

Unlike in George of the Jungle and Dudley Do-Right, Fraser — as an Übernerd promised the world by Satan in return for his soul — can’t muster up enough moon-eyed enthusiasm to overcome this witless remake of an old warhorse (in this case, the 1967 Dudley Moore-Peter Cook farce). In fact, the flick itself represents a kind of Faustian pact, for accompanying every comic misfire (and there are many, despite the script contributions of Harold Ramis and Larry Gelbart) is a pinup-worthy Hurley as the teasing Beelzebub taking the form of a meter maid, a miniskirted hot-for teacher, or a booty-shaking cheerleader. Evil, evil stuff. C

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