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Crossroads Reviews

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
January 20, 2003
Dull, a road-trip movie that's surprisingly short of both adventure and song.
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
February 20, 2002
Davis directs the low-budget production with economy and a lack of surface flashiness that is pleasingly unpretentious.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 20, 2002
Crossroads adopts such a self-important tone that it's embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 19, 2002
She's not yet an actress, not quite a singer...
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Jane Dark
Village Voice
February 19, 2002
The kind of movie that seems like a very extensive trailer for a music video coming soon to Total Request Live.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 16, 2002
If you're not the target demographic ... this movie is one long chick-flick slog.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 15, 2002
It does wonders to a critic to know that you could be a continuing font of teen and post-teen kitsch for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
February 15, 2002
Not a music video, not yet a movie, but more like an extended-play advertisement for the Product that is Britney.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
February 15, 2002
Oops, she's really done it this time. That chirpy songbird Britney Spears has popped up with more mindless drivel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 15, 2002
For anyone seeking a movie that captures the utter vapidity of the Britney Spears Experience, with all of her most annoying personal traits and uh-uh-uh vocal tics brought to the fore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 15, 2002
An example of shamelessly bad screenwriting, laden with coincidence and cliché and empty characterizations.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 15, 2002
It cultivates not the illusion of wholesomeness, since no one's buying it, but the pretense of it. Yet examine the movie's message, and it's pretty insidious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
February 15, 2002
The movie is a lumbering load of hokum but ... it's at least watchable.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 15, 2002
So mind-numbingly awful that you hope Britney won't do it one more time, as far as movies are concerned.
Read More | Original Score: .5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
February 15, 2002
[Spears'] persona has been shamelessly worked into a thin fiction by screenwriter Shonda Rhimes, under the characterless direction of Tamra Davis.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
February 15, 2002
A film that clearly means to preach exclusively to the converted.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
February 15, 2002
We could have expected a little more human being, and a little less product.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 15, 2002
I went to Crossroads expecting a glitzy bimbofest and got the bimbos but not the fest.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 15, 2002
Britney has been delivered to the big screen safe and sound, the way we like our 20-year-old superstar girls to travel on the fame freeway.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 14, 2002
Watching Ms. Spears sing, dance and act can leave you wondering what is meant nowadays by the concept of talent.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
February 14, 2002
One of the more glaring signs of this movie's servitude to its superstar is the way it skirts around any scenes that might have required genuine acting from Ms. Spears.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 14, 2002
Plays less like a coming-of-age romance than an infomercial.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
February 14, 2002
Non-Spears fans will remain unmoved and may actually bolt for the exits upon hearing the opening lines to 'I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
February 14, 2002
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde or someone equally irked by melodrama, you'd have to have a heart of stone to watch a film like Crossroads without laughing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
February 14, 2002
The entire 88 minutes of the film translates to a little more than advertisement for Spears' music and endorsements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Larry Aydlette
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 14, 2002
Clichés pile up in Crossroads, but it's harmless, powder-puff fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B