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Erin Brockovich Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film lacks focus and energy, the character development is facile and thin, and what about those necklines?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 1, 2000
The film never builds any dramatic momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
January 1, 2000
Erin Brockovich strikes out.
| Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
A feel good, old-fashioned (except for all the cuss words), liberal message movie for the people ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Not only is every plot development signaled far in advance, but nearly every scene in the film's long second section rings a variation of one of two themes: 1) Julia Roberts tells somebody off, or 2) Julia Roberts feels somebody's pain.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Before long, the character simply becomes irritating.
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
January 1, 2000
It's the first Steven Soderbergh film to smack of work for hire.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 19, 2001
It is not a movie, but a collection of scenes that serve one purpose only: to justify Julia Roberts as a movie star.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
The movie gets bogged down in a trite legal plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
Archive Review -- I'd probably rate it much higher now.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
A feel-good film with all the numbing predictability movie-goers seem to demand.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
It's not that this is lousy entertainment, it's just that it's a Serious Topic given unnecessary Celebrity Sheen.
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Remember Michelle Pfeiffer in Frankie and Johnny, how ridiculously unresilient she looked in her waitress uniform? Erin is no more believable.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
Erin Brockovich is pretty pat and predictable stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Yazmin Ghonaim
Cinephiles
January 1, 2000
The film exploits Julia Roberts' role as a 'pretty woman,' whose prettiness is toyed with by the awful --yet eye-catching-- clothes she wears, and which glamorizes the character's less exciting qualities that drive the story.
Steve Simels
TV Guide
January 1, 2000
Ultimately the story seems rather slight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Block
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
Jimmy Stewart in a see-through blouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 1, 2000
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
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Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 21, 2001
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
May 28, 2003
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
February 14, 2001
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
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Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
September 10, 2001
Andrew O'Hehir
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007

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