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The Lizzie McGuire Movie Reviews

August 14, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 5, 2003
Director Jim Fall has orchestrated Lizzie's dream vacation with energy and humor.
May 5, 2003
... [Duff's] a very charming young actress, but the material just isn't there.
May 2, 2003
Doesn't try to be more than what it is: a romantic fantasy caper.
May 2, 2003
A smug, cutesy music video/ fashion show for [Hilary] Duff.
May 2, 2003
The story is essentially flawed, and so is the presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 2, 2003
Looks like it was shot ultra-cheaply.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 2, 2003
A banal slice of fluff.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2003
A daydream from a discount store.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
May 2, 2003
Good clean fun.
Read More | Original Score: B
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
May 2, 2003
It is good, clean fun and likely does not spell the end of Western civilization.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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
May 2, 2003
It beats the Olsen twins. But not by much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 2, 2003
A superficial escapist fantasy for fans of the show.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 1, 2003
The filmmakers must have figured that because Duff is so cute and lovable, a compelling plot wasn't needed.
May 1, 2003
An entertaining and effective expansion of the television series.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 1, 2003
Lizzie McGuire is the new Gidget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 1, 2003
What can we say? We like her, we really really like her.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 1, 2003
Ah, Clueless. Now there's a good movie. Here's guessing the guys who wrote Lizzie McGuire never saw it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2003
... a plot that would be old hat as a two-parter on a sitcom ...
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
May 1, 2003
Adolescent girls will love watching Hilary do her thing.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 30, 2003
A clever, agreeably weightless theatrical outing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+