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Why Do Fools Fall In Love Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Too ill defined to emerge from the pack of box office also-rans.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 18, 2008
Dave McCoy
Film Threat

This biopic is soulless, underwritten, over-acted and, worse, just plain dull.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 0.5/5

December 6, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Larenz Tate is terrific recreating the excitement of Frankie's stage presence.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 9, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Worth it for the music -- but only barely.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 3, 2005
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly

The biggest problem is the man at the center.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A celebration of pop fantasies, a boyish rascal with a helium voice, and three pretty fools who fell in love with him.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 25, 2003
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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A fresh, enlightening example of how to take a tragic American show-business story and make it funny, warm and terrifically entertaining.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

June 18, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Though Nava's soapy directing style makes Fools watchable enough in a campy way, the film's unsophisticated nature undermines its better qualities.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What made Frankie run? The movie clearly doesn't know.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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We get no discernible Frankie at all!

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room

A cop-out!

Full Review Source: Scott Renshaw's Screening Room | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Fails to bring anything new to what is rapidly becoming a genre unto itself (the 'talented but betrayed and flawed musical legend dead before their time' genre) making one wonder Why Did They Even Bother?

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 66/100

January 1, 2000
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Nava ... evidently couldn't decide whether to play scenes straight or comedically, as he mixes some highly inappropriate humorous scenes with more seriously dramatic ones.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Why would anyone think a movie about a battle over music royalties by three vengeful women, starring Little Richard as himself, would be any good?

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

Ultimately undone by its courtroom theatrics which go on much too long.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

I wonder why a movie that is about a terrible guy would spend so much energy on vilifying the women he was terrible to.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

After watching a film purportedly devoted to his memory, Frankie Lymon remained a stranger.

Full Review Source: NUVO Newsweekly | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Lymon's short career paved the way for musical figures like Ross and Michael Jackson, but unfortunately, Hollywood doesn't always give you the biopic you deserve.

January 1, 2000

Washington Post
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A dull and frustrating movie.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000

San Diego Union-Tribune

The film is both fake and fun. And the fun has an ulcer. Under all the winking '50s and '60s pop memories, it says: Rot was built into rock.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

January 1, 2000
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