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On the Line Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Dull story, some vulgar humor in Lance Bass romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
October 13, 2002
This movie is so loopy and simplistic, you question the inspiration behind such a sappy farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 23, 2002
For his character being such a die-hard Cubs fan, [Lance] Bass throws a baseball like an 8-year-old girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 20, 2002
Let's put it this way - there are bad movies, really bad movies, and there's On the Line.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
Plays like a Freddie Prinze Jr. movie without Freddie Prinze Jr. And wouldn't you know, that turns out to be a good thing.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
An innocuous romantic comedy about missed connections, like Serendipity for people who can't vote yet.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
The film delivers on its admittedly modest mission -- to painlessly effect a pop star's transition to movie actor -- despite being not very subtle.
Bruce Deachman
Ottawa Citizen
November 3, 2001
Things get more and more saccharine just about every time anyone opens their mouth.
Top Critic
Ed Park
Village Voice
October 30, 2001
Less a romance than a feature-length plug for 'N Sync and its personalities.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 29, 2001
With wide-eyed innocence and without a visible smidgen of acting talent, Bass smiles his way through the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Joe Leydon
October 29, 2001
Certainly, you could find far more unpleasant ways to while away 85 minutes.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 29, 2001
If any of these characters had even a double-digit IQ, there'd be no movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
October 29, 2001
Lance Bass in his debut performance overdoses the audience with too much wide-eyed innocence and enthusiasm.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
October 29, 2001
It is faux-wacky, thoroughly bland and predictable, and possessed of no emotion whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
October 29, 2001
From the disgruntled parent/movie critic's point of view, we begin and end with the understanding that this is an eighty-minute long commercial for ten-year old girls.
Full Review| Original Score: C-
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 29, 2001
Abominably written, directed and acted...wretched from first stop to last.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Pete Croatto
October 28, 2001
There isn't one genuine person or moment within sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 27, 2001
in case there is anyone out there who is considering going to this movie for any reason other than its N'Sync connection: don't bother.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
October 27, 2001
Apparently, director Eric Bross didn't care about lifelessness, cliches or Bass's Hallmark card-thin talents, because this movie is on autopilot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dustin Putman
October 26, 2001
A slight, cute charmer that, as far as pop-singers-turned-actors goes, is infinitely superior to the hideous Glitter and the even more wretched Spice World.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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