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Monster-in-Law Reviews

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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
May 13, 2005
The film portrays women as jealous, manipulative bitches, while men are hapless boobs with no emotional intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 13, 2005
Back to screenwriting school for somebody.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2005
it's safe to say there is not one surprising or memorable moment in the bland "Monster-In-Law."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 12, 2005
Monster-in-Law fails the Gene Siskel Test: 'Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch?'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 8, 2005
The experience of viewing this movie represents a one-way ticket into tedium and a forced 90-minute imprisonment with Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, both of whom give performances that can charitably be called cringe-inducing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 13, 2005
Had the script paid more attention to its characters' emotional details, this Monster could have been a ball.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2005
If the screening I attended is anything to go by, this is a gay men's movie whose primary function is to doll Fonda up like a drag queen and let her rip.
May 12, 2005
The stakes seem so petty and the tactics so unimaginative that it has no more appeal than stale wedding cake.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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
May 13, 2005
Fonda's performance seems so stiff - so strained - that Novocaine immediately comes to mind.
Read More | Original Score: C
May 12, 2005
Tired comedy pits Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda against each other ... and the audiences loses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 13, 2005
The phrase 'chewing the scenery' never made much sense to me (is this a phrase used in normal human conversation? Ever?), but I know it when I see it. And Jane Fonda gnaws it to the bone in Monster-in-Law.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 6, 2005
A deeply dispiriting movie, not just because it is grindingly bad but because Jane Fonda actually chose this for her comeback after a 15-year absence from the screen.
May 16, 2005
This really plays a like a really bad sitcom from forty years ago.
May 13, 2005
In any case, the news here is not the movie but the movie star. Jane Fonda is back, and let's hope the movies can figure out how to plant her somewhere she can flourish.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 6, 2005
The script can't even get from A to B without the seams showing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
May 12, 2005
Maybe 35 years from now Jane Fonda will apologize for this picture, too.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
May 18, 2005
I sided with the mother.
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