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The Canyons Reviews

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Leslie Felperin
Radio Times
May 9, 2014
Although the movie is flawed, [Lohan's] pretty terrific ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
May 8, 2014
The Canyons deserves a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
May 8, 2014
Lindsay Lohan lights up the screen as a fallen starlet in Paul Schrader's much-maligned noir quickie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Lattanzio
Thompson on Hollywood
March 27, 2014
Underneath The Canyons' plastic deadness rattles a broken Lohan... And we really believe her.
Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse
September 16, 2013
The bubbling-over sexuality of Paul Schrader's The Canyons is surely tongue-in-cheek, amusing in its semen-splashed excessiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
August 19, 2013
The Canyons isn't a sex film, it's a film about sex, and about our cinematic expectations of sex; this is a world in which the thrill of the act has been lost because everything has become pornography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
August 12, 2013
Movies that allow us to wallow in a trashy story for a couple of hours can often become a guilty pleasure, and this lurid concoction blends the skills of Easton Ellis and Schrader for an entertaining story of sexual depravity with Hitchcockian overtones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Barsanti
August 9, 2013
...takes the shards of a tacky Hollywood soap opera and transforms it into a pointed, sometimes brutal comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Glenn Lovell
August 7, 2013
Lohan, whose caked-on, tear-streaked mascara brings to mind Divine, is the very personification of the lost soul ... It may be early to talk comeback, but this is easily her best work in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 2, 2013
A stylish, bold and bleak sociocultural commentary. Effectively cold, sad, empty and unpleasant, just like its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.75/10
Peter Sobczynski
August 2, 2013
An oddly fascinating creation that offers viewers some skilled filmmaking and a performance by Lindsay Lohan that is among the most galvanizing that I have seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
August 2, 2013
Laced with real-life psychodrama, it holds your attention almost in spite of itself.
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Andrew O'Hehir
August 1, 2013
As a visual symphony, "The Canyons" is often masterful, and while it may be pornographic in places, it's never campy.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 1, 2013
All performances register high, including Lohan and her husky voice, but Deen, even inhabiting a must-hate character, truly impresses as an actor who "gets" the craft and its nuances.
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Alonso Duralde
August 1, 2013
Those open to a chilly exploration of Hollywood anomie may be surprised at how compelling this tale of amoral showbiz outsiders often manages to be.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 1, 2013
A stylish, tantalizing, and highly watchable film. Lindsay Lohan makes a scorching comeback.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 31, 2013
There is much ... noirish kink and duplicity on hand. But Schrader tries to find the human side of it all, and he scores with Lohan, who taps a vulnerability beneath her dissolution to remind you why she's still a movie star.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
July 30, 2013
A movie can be highly imperfect, stilted, or implausible in all sorts of ways-and still be everything you go to the movies for.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
July 30, 2013
Lohan haters gonna hate, but she's impressive in this luridly retro erotic thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Foundas
July 28, 2013
The guerrilla shoot seems to have reinvigorated Schrader, and the result is his most stylish picture in years, probably since "Auto Focus."
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