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Love Ranch Reviews

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August 30, 2012
Overall, a complete misfire given the talent involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 29, 2010
Mirren is fabulous, natch. Unfortunately, the script by Mark Jacobson relies on lazy storytelling. Nor does Hackford bring much energy to the direction.
July 1, 2010
That the cast includes Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci and Gina Gershon ought to provide redemption, but the script fails to persuade me this story needed to be told.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 30, 2010
What could have been a juicy, pulpy noir, based loosely on the real-life 1976 Mustang Ranch love triangle involving Joe and Sally Conforte and Sally's boxer paramour, instead has the dramatic consistency of rice milk.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 28, 2010
What happens when the worst tendencies of a poor screenplay are exaggerated by labored and unimaginative direction?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 15, 2010
If Hackford & Co. really and truly wanted to evoke the Sleazy Seventies, they should have studied Pam Grier's filmography like a religious text.
July 6, 2010
A worthwhile tale might lurk somewhere in Taylor Hackford's latest, but this flaccid look at the early days of Reno's legalized bordello business takes a fictionalized approach to history...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 25, 2010
A tasty story about whores, boxers, jealousy and greed gets run through the wringer of mediocrity in Taylor Hackford's limp, long-delayed drama starring his wife, Helen Mirren.
October 12, 2010
A misbegotten jumble that clumsily synthesizes various incongruous elements.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 6, 2010
Familiar to the point of blandness. But then again, every time The Mirren walks into view ...
August 5, 2010
It's the story of a marriage but not the one on screen. Taylor Hackford tarnishes wife Helen Mirren's illustrious streak but gets a paycheck. Horrible TV script.
November 3, 2010
The picture feels edited with a chainsaw, reducing Hackford's story of desire to crummy Lifetime Movie theatrics, wasting the numerous gifts of Helen Mirren along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 27, 2010
"Love Ranch" is an off-key biopic that doesn't know where to begin or end.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 29, 2010
Basically a lower-end HBO movie that somehow made it to theaters, Love Ranch satisfies only as a showcase for [Helen] Mirren's well-established skills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 30, 2010
Helen Mirren's estimable talents are wasted in this soapy puddle, which is directed by her husband Taylor Hackford.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 30, 2010
The kind of unabashed embarrassment that should send people to their attorneys to see if there's any legal way to get it removed from their pages on IMDB, Wikipedia, and the like.
June 30, 2010
Novelty alone can't keep Love Ranch's tiresome tropes and plodding storyline from dragging the film down through the Nevada dust.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 30, 2010
A movie with prostitutes, guns, boxing and Reno is crying out for the film noir treatment. Along with neon signs in the desert, give us some terse dialogue and some fatalism.
June 21, 2010
Period attention to early 1970's is well handled and the production is solid. The story is lopsided in Helen Mirren's favor and this creates an unbalance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 28, 2010
You can't take such sleazy surroundings and try to make it the setting of true love, especially after turning an opportunist into a tortured lover
Full Review | Original Score: C
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