The reviews are in! And, so far, it ain’t looking good.
As of Friday, the first reactions to Lindsay Lohan’s comeback Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick” started spotting the Internet with their mostly harsh takes on the final product. Meaning, even after cleaning up her act, LiLo can’t get any love…
The Hollywood Reporter took a crack at critiquing the made for TV flick. And their lengthy report is so abrasive that it’s making a few headlines of its own.
Here’s what THR writer Tim Goodman had to say:
“Lohan is woeful as Taylor from start to finish. But, whatever you do, don’t miss ‘Liz & Dick.’ It’s an instant classic of unintentional hilarity. Drinking games were made for movies like this. And the best part is that it gets worse as it goes on, so in the right company with the right beverages, ‘Liz & Dick’ could be unbearably hilarious toward the tail end of the 90-minute running time. By the time Lohan is playing mid-’80s Taylor and it looks like a lost ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit, your body may be cramped by convulsions.”
As unapologetic—and frankly hilarious—as Master Goodman’s write-up seems to be, his point of view is backed by New York’s Daily News reviewer David Hinckley, who calls the Elizabeth Taylor biopic a failed attempt “to bring sparkle.”
“Liz Taylor in her prime … could make men melt,” wrote Hinckley. “Lindsay Lohan's Taylor does not.”
But it’s not all bad news for the former Hollywood train wreck going into the big premiere. The New York Post’s Linda Stasi actually kind of liked it, scoring the television event-to-be a three out of four stars…
“Lohan, in character as Taylor, is often so believable you might think you’re seeing the real thing,” wrote Stasi.
The Post’s write-up gushed so hard, in fact, that standing beside the other slams it seemed a little tongue-in-cheek…Which, to our knowledge, it wasn’t.
Stasi did have this to add about Lindsay, though:
“…every once in a while she’ll backslide and deliver lines that sound DOA. Not her fault, since Liz’s words in real life were often affected and hammy.”
You can see and judge for yourself soon enough. “Liz & Dick” airs November 25 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.