Georgia Rule Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 17, 2007

...it's ultimately difficult not to be drawn into the soap opera-ish exploits of the central characters.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
May 15, 2007

It may not be good news for casting agents and some directors, but Lohan is the real deal. She can act.

| Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
May 14, 2007

A genre-bending female empowerment flick masquerading as a titillating teensplurt.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
May 14, 2007

A difficult film, with particulars that don't work. But the cry-for-help desperation of its mother-daughter troika is mesmerizing.

Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
May 12, 2007

Unlike the rest of today's crop of Hollywood party girl bimbos, Lindsay Lohan proves once again that she actually has some talent. Why she feels a need to play like she's a dumb Paris Hilton wannabe is beyond me.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 11, 2007

In the end this film is genuine and sincere. It tugs at peoples emotions and if you have ever struggled in a mother-daughter relationship you can really relate.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brent Simon
FilmStew.com
May 11, 2007

The brassy performances and pure, at-odds variance of Georgia Rule with much of Hollywood studio product make it a welcome-enough May visitor.

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
Top Critic
May 11, 2007

As an acting showcase -- the supporting roles are as rich as the leads -- Georgia Rule is undeniably one of the year's best American dramedies.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
Top Critic
May 11, 2007

There's little gussied up in this surprisingly tart mother-child-grandchild reunion picture, written by Mark Andrus.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
May 11, 2007

Not just another bratty teen movie, but one that delves into the intriguing and heartbreaking reasons behind the brattiness.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
May 11, 2007

All three (stars) are compelling and vibrant, which will make many viewers wish the actresses had a stronger script to work with and a more confident director to guide them.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
May 10, 2007

Lohan's an extremely talented actress when she wants to be and it's roles in films like Mean Girls and Georgia Rule that proves she can be one of the great ones.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
May 10, 2007

While it has all the ingredients of bad chick flicks, this doesn't degenerate into total bathos, thanks to the electric Lohan. Without Lindsay, this would be a dud.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dezhda Gaubert
E! Online
May 10, 2007

It's an honest hard look at a very messy family, with a fantastic cast. The movie threatens to lose its way -- and its audience -- but ends up right where it should by the last scene.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
A.O. Scott
New York Times
Top Critic
May 10, 2007

Georgia Rule, directed by Garry Marshall from a script by Mark Andrus, swerves and spins, taking its predictable plot in some surprising directions.

| Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com
May 10, 2007

Even when the lack of forward motion in the narrative shines through, Georgia Rule is worth watching for Lindsay Lohan alone.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 10, 2007

A far better, more absorbing melodrama than its titular conceit would have you expect.

| Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 8, 2007

The film's blueness (in an X-rated sense) will turn some faces red, have the guys in the audience panting, and burn Lohan's name into the marquee.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 8, 2007

The audience may want to know nothing more than, Will Lohan look as good as Fonda a half-century from now?

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 5, 2007

Written with an ear for both comedy and painful intra-family relationships, Georgia Rule exceeds expectations with a smart yet sensitive screenplay and performances that work the drama as a way to wring humour from the characters.

Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009


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May 12, 2007


St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
May 12, 2007

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