On the Line Reviews

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October 19, 2002
March 22, 2002
An innocuous romantic comedy about missed connections, like Serendipity for people who can't vote yet.
October 30, 2001
Less a romance than a feature-length plug for 'N Sync and its personalities.
October 29, 2001
Certainly, you could find far more unpleasant ways to while away 85 minutes.
October 26, 2001
Harmless romantic and musical hijinks abound, and sentimentality prevails.
October 26, 2001
On the Line tries too hard to be everything to everyone. And as the saying goes, when you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one.
October 26, 2001
The movie has some clumsy dialogue and awkward turns, but the picture is brisk and likable.
October 26, 2001
On the Line would like to be Serendipity for the Oxy-and-Skechers set, but it feels more like the worst movie Michael J. Fox never made.
October 26, 2001
In the end, it's much ado about not very much, certainly not enough to catapult Bass into a film career, but probably enough to satisfy 'N Sync fans.
October 26, 2001
As teenybopper idol movies go, it's a few steps up from Spice World.
October 26, 2001
More 'it stinks' than 'NSYNC.
October 26, 2001
An agonizingly creaky movie that laboriously plods through a plot so contrived that the only thing real about it is its length.
October 25, 2001
On a whole, the movie stays as blandly inoffensive (albeit sometimes annoying) as possible.
October 25, 2001
At least it isn't as condescending or transparently synthetic as most niche-marketed daydreams for the high-school and junior-high set.
October 25, 2001
It doesn't provide enough drama or comedy or romance to make it appeal to anyone other than the 'N Sync faithful.
October 25, 2001
A romantic comedy that's thinner than a copy of Bop magazine and proves, once again -- see Carey, Mariah -- that the transition from pop star to thespian is no easy leap to make.
October 25, 2001
The lack of resonant or even interesting characters is matched by the toothless script and lifeless direction.
October 25, 2001
Downright torture for adults, it may prove too unsophisticated even for its preteen target audience.
October 25, 2001
There is plenty that is dreadful about On the Line ... but the fact that the movie is not unbearable is reason for parents everywhere to heave a sigh of relief.
October 25, 2001
Bass has a charming, quiet anxiety that draws you toward him.
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