Bridget Jones's Baby - Colin Firth, Renée Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey
Bridget Jones's Baby - Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) and Jack (Patrick Dempsey) ©2016 Universal Studios

Here’s a look at some of the Bridget Jones’s Baby Reviews. This third sequel features Oscar winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth who are joined by Patrick Dempsey.

The film is directed by Sharon Maguire who also directed the original, Bridget Jones’s Diary in 2001. In this movie we find Bridget is unexpectedly expecting!

Updated Sept 15th 2016 with the New York Times Bridget Jones’s Baby review.

Bridget Jones’s Baby Theatrical release dates

  • Australia: September 15th 2016
  • US, Canada and UK: September 16th 2016

New York Times

Bridget Jones's Baby - Renée Zellweger and Gemma Jones
Bridget Jones’s Baby – Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) and Mum (Gemma Jones) ©2016 Universal Studios

Bridget Jones’s Baby review by Stephen Holden

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Renée Zellweger, crinkly eyed and adorable at 47, plays a more poised and confident Bridget. The London shown here might as well be Planet C, as in cute.

Despite an abundance of mostly tepid jokes that keeps the comedic tone at a quiet simmer, “Bridget Jones’s Baby” doesn’t jell.

In the funniest farcical moment (not very), the three are stuck in a revolving door at the hospital’s entrance… Yawn. Life on Planet C is so very — 20th century.

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Rating: 2 Stars, from our reading of the review Full Review

The Guardian (UK)

Bridget Jones's Baby - Emma Thompson and Renée Zellweger
Bridget Jones’s Baby – Dr Rawlings (Emma Thompson) and Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) ©2016 Universal Studios

Bridget Jones’s Baby review by Peter Bradshaw

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Broad gags, choice turns and some terrific slapstick involving a hospital revolving door. [All this] elevate a possibly opportunistic outing into a solid and satisfying comeback.

But Renée Zellweger’s own return after 12 years in the dithery role she created – and after a six-year absence from the screen – has been overshadowed by a massive media overreaction to cosmetic work which she has evidently had done.

Sadly, Hugh Grant’s über-cad Daniel Cleaver is no longer with us, but Colin Firth’s uptight Darcy is still a droll turn.

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Rating: 3 Stars Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

Bridget Jones's Baby - Renée Zellweger
Bridget Jones’s Baby – Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) ©2016 Universal Studios

Bridget Jones’s Baby review by Kevin P Sullivan

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The proceedings may be typical for Bridget and the series, but it’s all played so earnestly that it’s difficult to hold a grudge.

The script contains some genuinely uproarious laughs and is sharper than it needs to be. [This is] even if some of the jokes feel as old as Bridget’s condoms.

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Rating: 4 Stars, converted from their rating of B+ Full Review

Variety

Bridget Jones's Baby - Renée Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey
Bridget Jones’s Baby – Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) and Jack (Patrick Dempsey) ©2016 Universal Studios

Bridget Jones’s Baby review by Catherine Bray

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But is Baby funny? The moments that will be remembered, and used to market the film, are the biggest and broadest. [For example, Bridget falling over in the mud, the image of bare derrieres on TV, etc. [This is] not necessarily the best. [However] restrained line deliveries from co-writer [Emma] Thompson and Colin Firth are among the highlights

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Rating: 4 Stars, from our reading of the review Full Review

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online