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Music and Lyrics Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
April 8, 2011
Lawrence has a distinct lack of ability to write anything remotely resembling a real human. Maybe romantic comedies don't really need that sort of thing but if there's nothing else going for it - and there's nothing else going for it - it would help.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 15, 2007
The cinematic equivalent of a VH1 special.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
February 14, 2007
For a movie called Music and Lyrics, it's astonishing how little the filmmakers seem to care about the words their characters say, or the tone that accompanies their saying.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
February 16, 2007
An underwhelming confection so conceptually lazy it's a miracle the film has enough strength to make it through the projector.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
March 29, 2007
"Music and Lyrics" argues that pop songs are poetry, and in the tradition of Walt Whitman, the film proceeds to celebrate itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
February 15, 2007
As the suave '40s-style romance Lawrence clearly means it to be, Music and Lyrics is strictly easy listening.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 14, 2007
Somewhere in the middle of "Music and Lyrics" it hit me: Hugh Grant has the exact persona of C-3PO.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
July 3, 2007
Far too little originality ... to make the film anything other than a disposable rom-com triviality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Victoria Alexander
February 6, 2007
Written using "20 Master Plots (And How to Build Them)" with an Adam Sandler declaration-of-love-in-a-stadium ending.
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Brian Orndorf
February 13, 2007
The melody of the film is found between scenes, where Barrymore and Grant aren't forcing themselves into roles or inane banter, but coasting on each other's charisma and sneaking in a rapport with the audience that eludes Lawrence's grand design.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Cole Smithey
February 19, 2007
The novelty of comedic musical hooks, and the eye pleasing coupling of Barrymore and Grant, dissolves with writer/director Marc Lawrence's ("Miss Congeniality") predictable storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 12, 2007
A weird little hybrid of a romantic comedy that's simultaneously too fluffy and not whimsical enough.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
February 9, 2007
The film isn't that risky, and the romantic obstacles thrown in the couple's way feel a little perfunctory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stuart McGurk
February 9, 2007
The leads show all the sexual understanding of strapping two cats together, throwing them in a tumble dryer, and expecting them to mate. When they kiss, it has all the romantic impact of watching Wildlife on One.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
February 13, 2007
Putting [Grant and Barrymore] together is like putting peanut butter on pizza or, gulp, a duet between Coldplay's Chris Martin and Mandy Moore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
February 14, 2007
The laughs are scattered and hopefully in ten years the work of Marc Lawrence will also be non-existent and left in the Wal-Mart bargain bins where they belong without a divider.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 14, 2007
Not even the considerable charm of Grant and Barrymore can make this trivial and predictable romantic comedy shine.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Lybarger
February 20, 2007
Watching 'Music and Lyrics' is like watching an exceptionally good cover band imitate Wham! or Duran Duran. They'll manage to hit all the familiar notes, but there won't be any surprises or any sound that's not already on your CDs at home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 4, 2007
Music and Lyrics could have had more rhythm and a better beat...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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