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Undiscovered Reviews

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Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
June 14, 2013
Undiscovered has about as much emotional depth and romantic sensibility as an episode of a Simpson sister MTV reality show.
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
June 14, 2013
There is not a single moment in the undistinguished Undiscovered that will do for [Pell] James what those couple of compassionate, moving minutes do in Jim Jarmusch's [Broken Flowers].
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Marder
April 4, 2011
Prolific music-video director Meiert Avis is making his feature film directorial debut with Undiscovered -- and his obvious greenness shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Sobczynski
April 4, 2011
How bad is it? Ashlee Simpson has a supporting role in it and her singing isn't the worst thing about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Gary Dowell
Baltimore City Paper
January 22, 2010
Undiscovered is a lifeless affair, as disinterested in its own characters as moviegoers are likely to be.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
It may be a cheesy lark, but life bubbles through the cheese.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Some movies just deserve to be tucked away into obscurity. This is one of those movies.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2007
It isn't bad enough to be good.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 6, 2007
Undiscovered feels more like a pilot for a glossy nighttime soap on Fox -- probably one that would be canceled midseason -- than a feature film with even a modicum of discernible originality or depth.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
It's all very tacky, overheated and derivative, like Los Angeles itself.
Scott Weinberg
December 21, 2005
This thing makes Glitter look like gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 26, 2005
Undiscovered would like to think of itself as a gritty, documentary-style indie about hopefuls on the fringes of the industry, but it's more like one of those lame hair-metal bands that went out and bought flannel shirts after Nirvana hit it big.
Michael Szymanski
September 21, 2005
A nice portrayal by Ashlee of a wanna-be rocker, in a music story in L.A. without drugs!
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 16, 2005
Ashlee's better at acting and singing than her more famous sister Jessica, but that's no great feat; might as well add that she'd make a better brain surgeon, too.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 9, 2005
The script is every bit as literate as the content you'd find a back issue of "Blender," with just as much eye candy to bolster the thin material. Too bad this candy is sour.
| Original Score: D-
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
September 4, 2005
Simpson steals the show -- which, admittedly, isn't saying much considering her stiffest competition comes by way of a skateboarding bulldog.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 3, 2005
Although it's all but forgotten before the fade-out, you don't rush to turn it off, either.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 3, 2005
An enjoyably cheesy teen melodrama with a touch of indie edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
September 3, 2005
For a jerky, cliché-riddled yarn about the evils of fame, Undiscovered has enough sensitivity, wit, and inadvertent guffaws to rise above its lame underpinnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
September 2, 2005
Avis layers every sequence with pop singles and confuses poor camera focus and colored lighting for aesthetic flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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