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Georgia Rule Reviews

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Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
May 15, 2007
It may not be good news for casting agents and some directors, but Lohan is the real deal. She can act.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
May 14, 2007
A genre-bending female empowerment flick masquerading as a titillating teensplurt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
May 14, 2007
A difficult film, with particulars that don't work. But the cry-for-help desperation of its mother-daughter troika is mesmerizing.
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 14, 2007
Family values go up in smoke with Lohan pretty much as the incendiary device.
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Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
May 14, 2007
Georgia Rule is about as Lohan as it can go.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
May 12, 2007
This uncomfortable dramedy plays like an awkward fusion of 'Little Women' and 'The Accused'
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
May 12, 2007
Unlike the rest of today's crop of Hollywood party girl bimbos, Lindsay Lohan proves once again that she actually has some talent. Why she feels a need to play like she's a dumb Paris Hilton wannabe is beyond me.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2007
Fonda's Georgia is hatchet-swinging Carrie Nation and bromide-bleating Dr. Phil rolled into one.
| Original Score: D-
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
May 12, 2007
Director Garry Marshall has too much confidence that he can match the weighty issues here with the light comedy. He can't. Or at least he can't with this cast.
| Original Score: D
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 12, 2007
The central problem with the movie isn't that it deals with several hot-button topics, but that it addresses them with a shocking lack of emotional honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jette Kernion
Cinematical
May 12, 2007
A tedious yawn with only a few bright spots.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 11, 2007
In the end this film is genuine and sincere. It tugs at peoples emotions and if you have ever struggled in a mother-daughter relationship you can really relate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 11, 2007
It might have helped to put as many women behind the camera as we see behaving badly in front of it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com
May 11, 2007
As the family tree in desperate need of psychological pruning, Fonda, Huffman, and Lohan are flawless in their execution of familial breakdown.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brent Simon
FilmStew.com
May 11, 2007
The brassy performances and pure, at-odds variance of Georgia Rule with much of Hollywood studio product make it a welcome-enough May visitor.
Lisa Johnson
FilmStew.com
May 11, 2007
Lohan stalks around in short low-cut outfits and tries to seduce everything with a penis, from a missionary to her boss to her stepfather. Sound like fun for the whole family?
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 11, 2007
There is enough to admire here that you may agree it's worth a look. At the same time, the film doesn't emotionally satisfy as strongly as it should. One thing's clear though: this is Lohan's picture, and she walks away with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
May 11, 2007
The characters would be better off on the set of The Jerry Springer Show than anchoring their own film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 11, 2007
Georgia Rule doesn't make you feel good; it makes you queasy.
| Original Score: 1/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
May 11, 2007
Spin it however they like, the troubled but talented Lohan isn't what's wrong with this misbegotten mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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