Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Reviews

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Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 25, 2012
Somewhere Alison Bechdel is screaming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 4, 2012
Three talented actresses, including Jane Fonda, are wasted in this disappointing serio-comedy.
| Original Score: C
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 12, 2012
About as surprising in its plot as a trip to McDonald's, but that doesn't keep it from being pretty satisfying on the cinematic comfort-food level.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 19, 2012
The once divisive 'Hanoi Jane' is now a harmless hippie dispensing homegrown marijuana and homilies about love and 'transformation' in this cornball, clichéd and predictable yet agreeable and entertaining movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
June 16, 2012
For a movie that professes to teach us to get past our insecurities and think more freely, it does so with astonishingly conventional storytelling tropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
June 15, 2012
Hippies are now charming old eccentrics who exist mainly to teach the rest of us to stop and smell (or smoke) the roses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
June 15, 2012
Beresford directs without purpose or polish, and his mostly fine cast, which includes Kyle MacLachlan and Rosanna Arquette in bit parts, is wasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
June 14, 2012
Pop songs, beautiful bucolic scenery and the joy of watching Jane Fonda fizz in a fun role that looks like a no-brainer are elements that a skilled director like Australia's polished Bruce Beresford blends with perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
June 13, 2012
Jane Fonda's hippy offers nothing but a chance for Catherine Keener's uptight New Yorker to bicker with. What a flat film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
June 13, 2012
Drug use and cliches mar unoriginal indie dramedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
June 10, 2012
f Woodstock represented three days of love and peace, "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" mostly takes up 96 minutes of your time, most who see will wish they could get back.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
June 9, 2012
It's a bad sign when Jane Fonda has to work to pass for an old hippie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
June 8, 2012
Fonda, Keener and Olsen compose a dream team of multigenerational talent, but they, and this film, are underserved by characters in need of development and an idea in need of a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.4/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 8, 2012
Good-natured, eager to please and harmless, but also contrived, trite and bland.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
June 8, 2012
Not every movie is, or has to be, an Event. Sometimes all I ask of a film is that it offer a pleasant diversion for an hour and a half. That's exactly what I got from 'Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding'.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
June 8, 2012
There's a great movie to be made about the survivors of Woodstock Nation and their children. But in order to make that movie, you first have to respect the ideals of that generation enough to at least give them their due.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
June 8, 2012
The upbeat multi-generational slice-of-life narrative bears the appropriate tagline-"Life is a journey. Family is a trip." It is worth the price of admission to see the gifted Fonda grace the screen playing this free-wheeling, eccentric force of nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 8, 2012
...plays like "Wanderlust 2: Family Reunion" without as many (intentional) laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 8, 2012
More akin to a Jane Fonda vanity project than a narrative, it's so bland that even such schmaltzy femme-oriented cable networks as Lifetime TV might dismiss it for a decided lack of bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
June 8, 2012
There is no casting decision or character nuance or plot turn too obvious to indulge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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