Lola Versus - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lola Versus Reviews

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Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
Lola Versus has plenty of potential, but with a script that has absolutely no handle on its lead character, the experience quickly becomes unbearably frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Sherwyn Spencer
Little White Lies
July 19, 2012
Gerwig's done enough good work to allow us to chalk this one up as a glossy blip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emma Simmonds
The List
July 27, 2012
There's a distinct lack of individuality and insight and, appositely enough, if Lola Versus is about a woman floundering, as a film it can be accused of the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Ehrlich
Boxoffice Magazine
May 17, 2012
Lola Versus never comes close to generating the sort of laughs or attitude required to fill out such a frail narrative.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 14, 2012
Unfortunately, Lola lives in a sitcom that deprives her of any intrinsic interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
June 3, 2012
A year in the life of a young woman unhappy in love and uncertain in career, Lola Versus could easily be faulted for the narrowness of its worldview.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 22, 2012
Gerwig is groovy, but Lola is lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
June 26, 2012
Gerwig finally emerges bruised but resilient at the end. So it's not a total loss.
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
June 14, 2012
Too self-conscious, too slight, too few insights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 14, 2012
It feels like the movie doesn't know what to do with Lola. She's an outsized, original character but the indie movie she's in is, aside from a few hipster trappings, as neat and tidy as a Hollywood romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 22, 2012
[An] hour and a half of wearisome quirk and smut...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
June 11, 2012
Lola Versus feels more like a slog through the breakup doldrums than the frothy, intimate growing-up story it hints at throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 14, 2012
Surprisingly loathsome.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 5, 2012
... at heart it's just a trite and shallow Hollywood rom-com ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 4, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Lola Versus" is an ill-conceived romantic comedy that flirts too closely with the widely reviled and obsolete Mumblecore genre.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 8, 2012
A cinematic oxymoron, it's an utterly standard unconventional comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 15, 2012
The thing is, Gerwig is delightful, but she's in a constant wrestling match between her lively instincts and the dead instincts of the material, which insist on defining a woman by her relationships to men.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
June 4, 2012
"Lola Versus" is directed by Daryl Wein and co-written by his partner Zoe Lister-Jones, but the its real auteur is Greta Gerwig. The actress plays the title character as if her career depended on it -- which it doesn't, but the movie does.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
July 19, 2012
Essentially, this is Gerwig's natural charm versus her character and script's lack of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Killeen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 28, 2012
"Lola Versus" is a heavyweight fight Gerwig just can't win.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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