My Life in Ruins Reviews

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Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 30, 2013
With its portrait of cranky, uninterested tourists, rowdy Aussies, fat Yanks, dingy hotels, shady merchants and busted buses, Ruins feels like somebody's personal vendetta against the travel industry.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
May 30, 2013
A cloying romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 30, 2013
As a tour guide, Georgia rates as "average," as a movie star Vardalos rates much the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 27, 2011
The story is loaded with cliches and weak characters that are simply too annoying to handle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
January 2, 2011
My Big Fat Greek Coach Full of Clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
July 6, 2010
Vardalos is fine, but Petrie and writer Mike Reiss yoke her to an ossified formula in which various national stereotypes (and the character actors who play them) embarrass themselves in bazaars and at Greek temples.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
December 6, 2009
Leave it to Hollywood to take a bad idea and make it terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: F+
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine
October 4, 2009
Nia Vardalos is as charming and watchable as ever but this is cliche ridden fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Nina Caplan
Time Out
October 4, 2009
Hollywood doesn't know what to do with difference, any more than it does with ruins. It's about time Vardalos, or someone, gave the suits a guided tour.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 4, 2009
As the end of the road finally draws near, you'll need to pull over and throw up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
October 4, 2009
Feels like its been churned out by some auto-plot generator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 4, 2009
Feeble romantic comedy.
Edward Porter
Times [UK]
October 4, 2009
The film and all its characters are as tacky and charmless at the end as they are on first impressions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
October 4, 2009
While Vardalos does her big fat best to keep it fresh, the duff characters and uninspired direction make Greece look as appealing as a week-old kebab.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
October 4, 2009
Vardalos' peppy charm and the postcard scenery make for pleasant diversions, but there's no getting away from the script's mawkishness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Mottram
Filmstar Magazine
October 4, 2009
It's a bit like ouzo: seems like fun at the time but you'll no doubt regret it in the morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
October 4, 2009
It's like Mamma Mia! without the songs, wit and charm, or Shirley Valentine after a full frontal lobotomy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
October 4, 2009
Turgid, sappy and utterly failing to utilise a cast including Richard Dreyfuss, it's bad enough to make you smash plates over your own head.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Sun Online
October 4, 2009
The film is sweet and has a jolly holiday feel but is sadly let down by Nia's unfunny acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 4, 2009
Think of Shirley Valentine and take away charm, wit, realism and Pauline Collins.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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