From Justin To Kelly Reviews

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M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
July 9, 2014
Fans may enjoy their Idol songs and parents may appreciate its wholesomeness, but there's little else to recommend in this throwback to the '60s Beach Blanket movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 9, 2014
What's depressing about From Justin to Kelly, whose title seems to refer to the text messages he sends her, is that it's been made without a lick of love, skill, or, apparently, money.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
July 9, 2014
From Justin to Kelly is a musical so pedestrian it trips over its feet every time someone breaks into song or dance.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
June 3, 2013
Easily the worst beach movie ever made.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Idol film expands 15 minutes of fame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 2, 2009
Television propelled teen idolatry -- the kind that Moses would probably have disapproved -- gets its ugly comeuppance...
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This is such a manipulative product placing piece of dribble that it reeks of failure.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
January 8, 2008
More than anything, From Justin To Kelly needs Simon Cowell.
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
Is it too late to vote them off? For once, we don't have to tell you how bad a film is... you knew before they made it.
Full Review | Original Score: F
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 14, 2003
The movie is billed as a romantic musical comedy. You coulda fooled me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
August 13, 2003
Watching them lock lips feels like incest propaganda: Justin and Kelly are offspring of the same publicity machinery, after all
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
July 20, 2003
From Justin to Kelly is bad, but Glitter is still worse because Glitter thinks it's a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 8, 2003
How bad is From Justin to Kelly? Set in Miami during spring break, it's like Grease: The Next Generation acted out by the food-court staff at SeaWorld.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
July 1, 2003
From Justin to Kelly is just one of those films, a bottomless well of snark fodder that may come and go in theatres but will surely be spun innumerable times on DVD at parties in the years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
June 29, 2003
Moulin Rouge ... Chicago ... From Justin to Kelly ... two steps forward and then about 16 steps back for the film musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Paul Clinton (Boxoffice)
Boxoffice Magazine
June 29, 2003
Fans of the television show may show up for this one, but given that an American Idol sequel has already ended its run, audiences are likely to find it stale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
June 28, 2003
It's more dumbfounding that so much time is wasted on a cast of unknowns, second-stringers granted solos long before Kelly or Justin take center stage. Why not support with other first-season alums?
| Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
June 28, 2003
The notion behind it is as contrived, forced, manipulated and fake as any film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
June 28, 2003
Having won first and second place in some sort of TV talent show, Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini get to play movie star, a bonus all America should immediately vote to have removed from the prize bin.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
June 26, 2003
What do you do to decide who gets the girl? Do you fight? Arm-wrestle, perhaps? Why, no, silly. You play hovercraft basketball, of course.
| Original Score: D
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