Lisa Picard Is Famous Reviews

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Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
... it feels padded and stretched beyond its limits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 23, 2001
Never quite pins down what fame is supposed to mean.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 28, 2015
Neither as outright funny nor as resonant as it seems to want to be.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
October 5, 2001
Not once does she reveal anything personal to us. She soon becomes whiny, high-strung and pretentious. We begin to wish that we had some aspirin of our own.
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
September 20, 2001
smugly self-congratulatory... shooting fish in a barrel
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 5, 2001
...in what seems to be a curse suffered by most mockumentaries, none of it is particularly memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 21, 2001
While the script makes many astute observations and the performers are game, "Lisa Picard Is Famous" comes across as slight as the marginal characters it portrays.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
September 13, 2001
As amusing and sharply performed as it is, Lisa Picard quickly grows thin and dull.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2001
Likable but not exceptional.
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
December 14, 2001
The film is a lot like its heroine: cocksure and half-cocked all at once.
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
December 16, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 13, 2001
Feels like what it is: an improvised comedy bit that two friends came up with.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
August 21, 2001
Comes down to two sorely limited and rapidly tiresome characters.
Bill Pearis
Citysearch
August 22, 2001
A piffle, but a cute one.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
August 23, 2001
Mostly harmless and slightly silly.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 29, 2001
The result is often quite funny, without ever managing to say anything especially new or perceptive about fame and the culture of celebrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
August 31, 2001
Lisa Picard Is Famous is to film what Off Off Broadway is to theater.
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
September 14, 2001
An empty-headed mockumentary about celebrity that makes you appreciate all the more the talents of Christopher Guest.
Pam Grady
Reel.com
October 20, 2001
A marshmallow-soft satire that eventually peters out into sticky near-melodrama.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
November 2, 2001
An intermittently engaging but inescapably overextended mockumentary.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 22, 2002
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