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In the broad strokes, I think The Bronze is okay. I laughed at some things, I sat stone-faced during some things that don't work, and at the end, I could tell what I was supposed to feel, but it was more like I'm being ordered to feel this way instead of the film actually earning it.
The A.V. Club
It takes a surprising amount of time to adjust to the film’s shticky conception of its main character, Hope Ann Greggory (Melissa Rauch).
The Seattle Times
I found myself admiring The Bronze for its stalwart refusal to soften Hope, and for Rauch’s carefully detailed performance.... But admiring isn’t quite the same as liking. This film is a comedy wrapped in barbed wire; approach with caution.
The Hollywood Reporter
The Bronze is a strident comedy made in accordance with the sole guiding principle of, when in doubt, go even more vulgar.
Though no one would accuse The Bronze of not being funny, it somehow manages not to be funny often enough.
For a movie with a critique of mediocrity well within its grasp, this one settles for an embrace of it, barely breaking a sweat.
This comedy has a few genuine laughs, but The Bronze never even comes close to making it to qualifiers.
For a comedy of such misjudged tones, Rauch is best when she plays up Hope's dramatic tendencies rather than her comedic side.
The prevailing attitude behind the film can be boiled down to a simplistic idea: the cruder, the better.
New York Post
Lovable misanthropes can be a lot of fun, but someone forgot to put in the lovable.
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