The Lizzie McGuire Movie - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lizzie McGuire Movie Reviews

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Laura Fries
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 14, 2007
| Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
May 6, 2003
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
May 5, 2003
Director Jim Fall has orchestrated Lizzie's dream vacation with energy and humor.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 5, 2003
... [Duff's] a very charming young actress, but the material just isn't there.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 2, 2003
Doesn't try to be more than what it is: a romantic fantasy caper.
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Jane Horwitz
Washington Post
May 2, 2003
A smug, cutesy music video/ fashion show for [Hilary] Duff.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 2, 2003
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Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star
May 2, 2003
The story is essentially flawed, and so is the presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 2, 2003
Looks like it was shot ultra-cheaply.
| Original Score: 2/4
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
May 2, 2003
For what it aspires to be -- and we're not talking Sense and Sensibility here -- it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Karen Heller
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 2, 2003
Parents will adore this instructional, hopeful message. Young Duff Buffs, like my 7-year-old companion, will be in a state of beatitude.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 2, 2003
A banal slice of fluff.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
May 2, 2003
A daydream from a discount store.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Christine Dolen
Miami Herald
May 2, 2003
The success of The Lizzie McGuire Movie, in which Duff acts and sings while playing both her beloved character and an Italian look-alike, is probably a slam dunk. That doesn't mean it's a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
May 2, 2003
Good clean fun.
| Original Score: B
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
May 2, 2003
Altogether a wasted opportunity from a Disney organization which grows more sclerotic by the minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 2, 2003
It is good, clean fun and likely does not spell the end of Western civilization.
| Original Score: C+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 2, 2003
[Borstein] is the only really delightful element in the movie; everything else is simply slick and professional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 2, 2003
It beats the Olsen twins. But not by much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
May 2, 2003
A superficial escapist fantasy for fans of the show.
| Original Score: 2/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 2, 2003
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 2, 2003
Shockingly wholesome and lots of fun, Lizzie's just the kind of girl parents want their children to hang out with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
May 2, 2003
Though likely to induce a saccharine seizure for a general audience, the movie is perfect for a girls' night out for mothers and their preteen daughters.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 1, 2003
The filmmakers must have figured that because Duff is so cute and lovable, a compelling plot wasn't needed.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
May 1, 2003
An entertaining and effective expansion of the television series.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 1, 2003
Lizzie McGuire is the new Gidget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
May 1, 2003
What can we say? We like her, we really really like her.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
May 1, 2003
Ah, Clueless. Now there's a good movie. Here's guessing the guys who wrote Lizzie McGuire never saw it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
May 1, 2003
Your humbled critic not only survived the movie, he also (gulp) enjoyed it and (double gulp) exited a convert to the Hilary Duff Fan Club.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
May 1, 2003
As with most big-screen transfigurations of small-screen fare, Lizzie the movie inflates the franchise to the point where even the whimsical charms of Lizzie the TV series seem bloated.
| Original Score: 2/4
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
May 1, 2003
... a plot that would be old hat as a two-parter on a sitcom ...
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
May 1, 2003
By filling in what the story lacks in originality with easy attractions like pretty faces, set to fluffy music, the filmmakers lose the outsider edge the Lizzie McGuire franchise was built on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 1, 2003
Adolescent girls will love watching Hilary do her thing.
| Original Score: B
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
April 30, 2003
A clever, agreeably weightless theatrical outing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+