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Georgia Rule Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

The tone is so inconsistent that the only effect it has is to confuse the audience.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 10, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Well-acted, sometimes amusing but flat-out tone-deaf.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

May 10, 2007
James Berardinelli
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

May 12, 2007
Ella Taylor
Village Voice
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Three noisy women and a worn-out premise rattle around in Georgia Rule, an incoherent dramedy of rampant parental insufficiency from director Garry Marshall.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 10, 2007
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Minow rule: If Hector Elizondo barely makes an appearance in a Garry Marshall film, watch out. If the only place Marshall can find for him is a few seconds on screen as a character with a funny name, the movie is in trouble.

| Original Score: C

May 10, 2007
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Certain words should be reserved for special occasions. 'Abysmal' is one of them, and Georgia Rule is as special as such occasions get.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

May 10, 2007
David Foucher
EDGE Boston

Playing a teenage tramp is not the best way to adjust a degrading public image. Georgia Rule.

Full Review Source: EDGE Boston | Original Score: B-

May 11, 2007
Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's a shame Lohan's best work to date is bogged down in a film that wants to be in the same league as Terms of Endearment but is only marginally better than Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

May 11, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

How bad is it for actresses in Hollywood? Well, three really good ones thought Georgia Rule was their best option.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

May 10, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

So facile that it posits "I love you" as the quick-fix remedy for its characters' myriad, deeply rooted grievances.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

May 8, 2007
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

This uncomfortable dramedy plays like an awkward fusion of 'Little Women' and 'The Accused'

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

May 12, 2007
Eric D. Snider

Sloppy and awkward and inappropriate, as if the most insensitive student in the class was put in charge of the report on a sensitive subject.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

May 10, 2007
Heather Huntington

Oh Lindsay Lohan, where has your talent gone?

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

August 23, 2008
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Combines battleship actresses of the Steel Magnolias variety, fall-down-go-boom comedy that was obsolete in the '30s, Lindsay Lohan's cleavage and intergenerational fondling just for kicks.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 10, 2007
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

It might have helped to put as many women behind the camera as we see behaving badly in front of it.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: D

May 11, 2007
Brian Orndorf

As the family tree in desperate need of psychological pruning, Fonda, Huffman, and Lohan are flawless in their execution of familial breakdown.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

May 11, 2007
Kit Bowen

Strong performances and its R rating help keep Georgia Rule from being a completely overemotional, Lifetime TV mush fest, but only slightly.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

May 11, 2007
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Family values go up in smoke with Lohan pretty much as the incendiary device.

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May 14, 2007
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

August 7, 2008
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

The kind of film your parents will cite as the reason they don't go to movies anymore.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: D

January 2, 2008
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 12, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
May 12, 2007
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