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Monster-in-Law Reviews

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December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
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-
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
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
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
May 13, 2005
It's a crude, obvious comedy, which occasionally clunks, but it's often very funny, as well as being a really shrewd bit of popular entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2005
Fonda dives headlong into the comic mayhem of her role, and yet maintains the style and grace and gravitas of a major Hollywood diva.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 13, 2005
It's a one-joke movie, but we keep laughing because of the way the stars keep telling the joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2005
Fluff has it's place, and it's awfully good to see feel-the-burn Jane back in action, unrepentant and laughing at herself and the world.
Read More | Original Score: B-
May 13, 2005
Monster-in-Law, is only saved -- by the skin of its teeth -- by co-stars, Jane Fonda and Wanda Sykes.
May 13, 2005
Sykes is a perfect foil to Fonda's daffy socialite. That the two work together so well is a tribute to their respective skills and professionalism, especially screen newcomer Sykes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2005
Monster-in-Law delivers the most laughs of any comedy since Meet the Fockers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 13, 2005
While there are moments of hilarious nastiness, the film continually opts to play it safe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2005
Monster-In-Law is an outrageous, slapstick, over-the-top comedy that had me laughing throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 12, 2005
Roaring through the film like a California wildfire, Fonda gives a powerhouse comic performance...
May 12, 2005
Calm and collected, even when going stark-raving mad, Fonda has the veneer of a true movie star and sells her title character through the sheer virtuosity of her performance.
May 12, 2005
Fonda and Lopez take a potentially tired concept and give it new life
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
May 12, 2005
The movie could have sunk its claws deeper, but Fonda floors her comeback vehicle and you'd have to go to pre-pop diva days to find Lopez this effortlessly appealing.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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