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The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

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40

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 97
Fresh: 39 | Rotten: 58

Harmless piece of fluff that ought to satisfy fans of the TV show.

52

Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 31
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 15

Harmless piece of fluff that ought to satisfy fans of the TV show.

audience

48

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Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 392,721

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Movie Info

Teen queen Lizzie McGuire grows up a bit and hits the big screen in this comedy drama, based on the popular Disney Network series. Lizzie McGuire (Hilary Duff) and her best friends Kate (Ashlie Brillault), Gordo (Adam Lamberg), and Ethan (Clayton Snyder) have just graduated from middle school, and to celebrate, they're taking part in a class trip to Rome, Italy. Eager to celebrate their new maturity as high school students, Lizzie and her pals hope to live it up in one of Europe's most fabled

Aug 12, 2003

$42.7M

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Director Jim Fall has orchestrated Lizzie's dream vacation with energy and humor.

May 5, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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... [Duff's] a very charming young actress, but the material just isn't there.

May 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Doesn't try to be more than what it is: a romantic fantasy caper.

May 2, 2003
Washington Post
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A smug, cutesy music video/ fashion show for [Hilary] Duff.

May 2, 2003
Washington Post
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The story is essentially flawed, and so is the presentation.

May 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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The target audience will absolutely adore it.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

...the end result is an effort that'll surely have a much more positive effect on fans than on neophytes to the Lizzie McGuire saga.

February 4, 2008 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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No one will claim that the pre-teen market is saturated with movies for girls, thus The Lizzie McGuire Movie is a welcome addition that fills the bill...

January 4, 2004 Full Review

A fantasy that teaches girls that popularity and material possessions are the most important things in life and will fall right into your lap if you're adorable enough.

September 6, 2003
Las Vegas Weekly

As driving-around-in-the-car-with-the-top-down, putting-on-your-lip-gloss, loving-life moviemaking, it's all good.

August 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal
Montreal Film Journal

Lizzie may be cheesy and disappointingly straight-laced but all in all she's a bit of fun.

August 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Teletext
Teletext

Passable entertainment for the young teen set that's far from memorable, but at least offers a few sparks of life.

August 15, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Its tone is identical to the travelogue movies of the week that NBC used to spin from their hit sitcoms

August 13, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Quick to capitalize on one of its assets, now that the 65-episode cap of Lizzie McGuire has been fulfilled, Disney has turned around and popped out a pay-per-view version.

July 10, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

A fresh and fabulous Cinderella fantasy, Lizzie McGuire is a delightful charmer about a young girl who dreams of being a pop star.

June 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Movie's like this aren't supposed to be perfect in structure and form - they're for 13-year-olds who don't care that Lizzie doesn't speak the language or that her suitor's Italian has a hint of Brooklyn in it.

May 30, 2003 Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

While the movie should prove to be manna from sit-com heaven for the show's fan base of kids ages 6-14, there's not much here to excite accompanying parents.

May 13, 2003
Creative Loafing

If you are older than this target group, you will find it rather boring and stupid.

May 12, 2003
Greenwich Village Gazette

Scrubbed so squeaky clean, you can eat off of the film stock.

May 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium
Flipside Movie Emporium

If you fit into its target demographic, 'The Lizzie McGuire Movie' is inoffensive fluff. If your age surpasses your shoe size, you're better off re-grouting your tile.

May 6, 2003
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Duff is a charming heroine who carries the movie cheerfully, if not gracefully-the pratfalls come early and often.

May 6, 2003 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

The film is corny, predictable, and manipulative to the point that you feel like there's electrodes attached from the screen to your brain, but, by the end of this film, I'll be damned if I didn't feel genuine affection for it and Lizzie in particular.

May 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

If the hordes of screaming kids in the audience at the screening I saw are any indication, The Lizzie McGuire Movie hits its mark.

May 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Audience Reviews for The Lizzie McGuire Movie

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August 12, 2011
spielberg00

Super Reviewer

The songs had you wanting to dance along and sing and it's a real teen movie. I think I'll always have a soft spot for this film. It's a guilty pleasure and Lizzie McGuire was a noughtie's favourite on the Disney Channel. Smart move making a film from it.
June 23, 2011
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Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Saw this years ago by accident on a plane. Seriously, only if you are a fan of the T.V. show then see it, if you aren't, stay FAR away.
June 23, 2011
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