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Monster-in-Law Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
April 8, 2011
Fonda is terrific playing the mess that is Viola. Her introduction tells you everything you need to know about her: after learning she has been fired she attacks a vacuous Britney Spears clone on air. It never reaches that kind of mean-spirited fun again.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Cole Smithey
June 20, 2009
The catfight battle between Fonda and Lopez barely reaches a simmer before all is forgiven and the audience is dismissed from their seats.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
June 20, 2007
For a revenge comedy to work, the villain should be so despicable that you relish those moments when the victim turns the tables and gets even. This flick is misleading because the title character is not really mean, but rather a sympathetic figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 11, 2007
In the American tradition of diva moms from hell.
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
In this casting match-up, Lopez is totally outclassed.
Mary Lasse
Christianity Today
November 2, 2006
For such a rich premise, Kochoff produced a fairly lackluster script.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 7, 2005
It's nice to see Jane Fonda back on screen. One just wishes it were in a better picture.
| Original Score: C
David Cornelius
August 29, 2005
You've got the makings of one royally uninspired comedy and utterly generic Hollywood mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
August 12, 2005
Graças a este filme, descobri um fato fascinante: um garçom sempre terá impulsos incontroláveis de servir as pessoas, mesmo quando for apenas um convidado em uma festa.
| Original Score: 1/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
June 15, 2005
Forget that boring subplot about getting married. This movie is a no-holds-barred catfight between the world's most psychotic mom and the pop star audiences most love to hate.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
June 14, 2005 obnoxious romantic comedy that takes every stereotype about pushy in-laws and morphs them into a practically unbearable mix of broad slapstick and shrill bickering.
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Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
June 6, 2005
...great when it was called "The Wedding Planner."
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
May 24, 2005
The nastier comedy that Monster-in-Law demands is a bad fit for [Luketic].
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 22, 2005
the romance is not interesting; the catfights at least have some potential
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
May 21, 2005
we've got a halfway decent little comedy...
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 21, 2005
A banal and lukewarm slice of romantic comedy and family histrionics.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 20, 2005
There's a real hunger to Fonda's performance, an anything-can-happen quality that's more exciting than a thousand polished star turns.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 19, 2005
As comebacks go, Monster-in-Law may do for Fonda what the Empire State Building did for King Kong.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 18, 2005
...feels like some rejected TV sitcom pilot with its inane one-joke premise about fussing females and their trivial tirades...a clueless and contrived concoction
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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