From Justin To Kelly Reviews

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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
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Idol film expands 15 minutes of fame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 20, 2003
It's sad that after Moulin Rouge and Chicago worked so hard to resurrect the musical, From Justin to Kelly had to go and kill it all over again.
| Original Score: 1/4
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
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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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 23, 2003
Industrial-strength insipidity diluted only marginally by bad music and worse dancing.
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-
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
June 21, 2003
...schmaltzy...sitting through the bubble gum banality of FJTK is enough to make poor Beach vets Frankie and Annette (and the rest of us for that matter) bury their delusional heads in the sand.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This is such a manipulative product placing piece of dribble that it reeks of failure.
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
June 25, 2003
It was produced by people who saw nothing in it but a few quick bucks, filled with songs that no one would want to hear again and starring two people who have no business at the center of any movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Messages that read 'I O U A BRGR. U GAME?' ... propel the plot forward. Alas, all the scenes in which Prince hijacks the cell phones have been left on the cutting room floor.
| Original Score: 2/4
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
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 23, 2003
Arguably the most insipid movie released so far this century.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 23, 2003
The motion picture equivalent of Cheez Whiz.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
June 23, 2003
An 80-minute cavalcade of music-video-style numbers, strung together with little fits of dialogue for pretty, gym-toned performers who are given the names of characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
June 3, 2013
Easily the worst beach movie ever made.
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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.
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
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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