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Love's Labour's Lost Reviews

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Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A noble experiment that didn't quite work out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's so escapist it escapes even from itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
April 3, 2001
Musicals like this are the reason we don't see more musicals.
| Original Score: 55/100
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 6, 2003
Devices meant to keep Shakespeare user-friendly instead reduce the story to a jumble.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Arthur Lazere
January 1, 2000
It's all light and frothy and harmless, but, for some, cotton candy won't substitute for the denser, more dangerous joys of chocolate fudge.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Each player ends up performing in a different play.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
A double travesty -- a triple one, actually, if you consider the quality of the singing and dancing.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Little makes much of an impression.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Love's Labour's Lost is a stink bomb of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
Love's Labour's Lost hops, bumps and skids along the ground like the flightless creature that it is.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Might have worked a little better on stage, and with a few different actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Schwager
January 1, 2000
What we're left with are a few transcendent moments sprinkled throughout a sluggish two hours.
| Original Score: 2/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Yes, sadly, some of Love's Labour's Lost is laboured, indeed.
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
The goofy side characters are the most unfortunate segment on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
A film of ingenious concepts put into practice with disappointing clumsiness.
| Original Score: 6/10
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
Everybody in Love's Labour's Lost tries so hard to please, they frequently lose track of the matter at hand, to say nothing of the dialogue.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
Though the tunes of Gershwin, Porter, Kern and Berlin on display here are great too, their mere presence can't overcome the problems of adaptation, casting and direction that mar the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
I'm all for people attempting to make Shakespeare more accessible to the masses, but I draw the line at Love's Labour's Lost.
| Original Score: 3/10
Max Messier
January 1, 2000
Love's Labour's Lost falls into the category of an ingenious experiment gone horrible wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lloyd Miller
January 1, 2000
Most of the movie is just plain weird and uncomfortable to watch.
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