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Monster-in-Law Reviews

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Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
May 18, 2005
I sided with the mother.
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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
May 18, 2005
[Director Robert] Luketic tries to revitalize Lopez's public image by pitting her against an older actress's degrading portrayal.
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Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
May 17, 2005
...Barbie-doll romance intertwined with an exchange of vulgar and sometimes offensive salvos between the future in-laws.
| Original Score: 0/4
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
May 17, 2005
Let's see how long this one stays at number one with the release of "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" on its heels.
Full Review| Original Score: C+
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 16, 2005
In "Monster-in-Law," Jane Fonda emerges from her recent tobacco bath to take on her first movie role in 15 years. The good news? At 67, she's still smoking.
| Original Score: B-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 16, 2005
This really plays a like a really bad sitcom from forty years ago.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 16, 2005
Was this really the best movie Jane Fonda could find to restart her movie career?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
May 16, 2005
Fails on so many levels that it is difficult to even know where to start.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jackie K. Cooper
May 15, 2005
Fonda fans will lap this up, but even they will agree it is no "Barefoot In the Park."
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 15, 2005
Fonda as a dominatrix in the will-she, won't-she shallows of entertainment, with Lopez her match in campy mindlessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
May 15, 2005
There's only one reason I'm giving this three stars, and that's Jane Fonda, whose talent is, well, monstrous.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Tony Medley
May 14, 2005
If Director Luketic and Writer Kochoff have to fall back on these unfunny, antediluvian routines, they should learn another trade.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 14, 2005
A one-joke comedy that achieves the oxymoronic feat of being fluffy and flat at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matthew Turner
May 14, 2005
It's finally happened. Jennifer Lopez has finally made a film that doesn't make you want to chew off your own arm inside of about 20 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 13, 2005
The humor of this movie has been pitched at the wrong's just 100 minutes of women being cruel to each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 13, 2005
I think if 'Monster-in-Law' had been a horror flick instead of a comedy it might have worked for me. As is, it's just a horror of a movie.
Kit Bowen
May 13, 2005
The run-of-the-mill comedy might not be the Monster hit Jennifer Lopez is seeking, but it opens up the possibility of seeing more of the talented Jane Fonda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
May 13, 2005
Reviled for selling themselves, for wielding power, Fonda, Lopez, and to an extent, Sykes have turned their seeming threats into commodities.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 13, 2005
In a movie about diva-to-diva warfare, each diva is miscast.
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
May 13, 2005
It takes awhile for `Monster-In-Law' to bare its teeth, but once the movie does...everything on the screen begins to click.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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