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On the Line Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 25, 2001
It doesn't provide enough drama or comedy or romance to make it appeal to anyone other than the 'N Sync faithful.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 26, 2001
An agonizingly creaky movie that laboriously plods through a plot so contrived that the only thing real about it is its length.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 23, 2001
Like all trifles that use unbearable amounts of saccharine to cover up poor quality, this one leaves a bad aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 25, 2001
Lance Bass, say 'Bye Bye Bye' to your dreams of movie stardom.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 29, 2001
It is faux-wacky, thoroughly bland and predictable, and possessed of no emotion whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 29, 2001
If any of these characters had even a double-digit IQ, there'd be no movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 26, 2001
As teenybopper idol movies go, it's a few steps up from Spice World.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
October 13, 2002
This movie is so loopy and simplistic, you question the inspiration behind such a sappy farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 26, 2001
On the Line could have had a future as a gay camp favorite if only it had tried a bit harder. But On the Line isn't even so bad it's funny, like Glitter. It's just bad.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 27, 2001
Apparently, director Eric Bross didn't care about lifelessness, cliches or Bass's Hallmark card-thin talents, because this movie is on autopilot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 26, 2001
More 'it stinks' than 'NSYNC.
| Original Score: 0/4
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
October 25, 2001
This pallid little ditty, like the rest of Lance Bass and pals' oeuvre, is soulless, banal and derivative.
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
October 25, 2001
The lack of resonant or even interesting characters is matched by the toothless script and lifeless direction.
Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide
October 13, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 51/100
Jim Judy
Screen It!
October 25, 2001
Overflowing with bad filmmaking, acting and a hackneyed script teaming with forced humor and inane behavior.
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
October 14, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 23, 2002
For his character being such a die-hard Cubs fan, [Lance] Bass throws a baseball like an 8-year-old girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 20, 2002
Let's put it this way - there are bad movies, really bad movies, and there's On the Line.
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
October 13, 2002
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 13, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
October 29, 2001
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
October 29, 2001
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
November 2, 2001
You'd probably be better off checking out Serendipity or any other of the 752 romantic comedies released in the past couple of years.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
October 13, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
October 13, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 13, 2002
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Ebert & Roeper
November 22, 2002
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