21:08 07 September 2016
Critics were impressed by the new Bridget Jones film, which premiered in London. One critic described it as “the funniest of the series” while Mirror’s David Edwards said that Bridget Jones’s Baby is a “laughathon” that fans should “watch at all costs”.
Renee Zellweger reprised her role as Bridget Jones and was joined by co-stars Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey. The pair plays romantic partners of Zellweger’s character, either of whom could be the father of her unborn child.
According to The Guardian, Bridget Jones’s Baby is “a better Bridget than the last movie” – 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Meanwhile, Peter Bradshaw’s said that the movie is “something resembling a likeable, good-natured one-off TV holiday special.”
Jamie East in The Sun writes: "The third in the Bridget Jones series has everything we love about her films.
"Nearly all the cast is back, jokes are razor-sharp and cultural references are on point."
Screen Daily's Fionnuala Halligan write: The film "works best as a nostalgia piece, to help viewers recall where they were in the late 1990s when the world thought it was charming for a woman to be so prettily inept".
Bridget Jones’s Baby is out in the UK on 16 September.