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Critics discuss 'Liz & Dick'


In a few hours, the premiere of Lifetime's Liz & Dick film airs. The film, which has drawn a lot of attention, is the latest attempt to revive the once promising career of Lindsay Lohan. If you are on the fence about sitting down and diving into the film tonight, let this be your guide. Below are some critical blurbs about the film, which focuses on Elizabeth Taylor's hectic relationship with Richard Burton. Lohan won the lead role over Megan Fox - which, for me, is reason enough to skip the project - if those were the finalists, what "talent" was cut early on? Egads.

Anyways, onto the blurbs!

The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman believes you should not miss the film, as it is "spectacularly bad" and a "classic of unintentional hilarity." He says that Ms. Lohan is "woeful as Taylor from start to finish...At one point, Lohan has to shout, 'I won’t live without you!' and then run down a hall. It’s like a high school play," he said, saying that it seems like a lost Saturday Night Live skit.

Ken Tucker of Entertainment Tonight gave it a C-, calling it "dinky" and "tin-eared." He says that, in regards to Lohan's acting, a "wall goes up between the actress and us. Is it years of ducking tabloid photographers that have frozen her face into a blank stare?" He also says that she delivers her lines with a "raspy rattle," and that her preparation apparently included nothing but tinting her eyes violet.

Alessandra Stanley was a little more positive than the others were, saying that there "are moments in Liz & Dick when Lindsay Lohan looks a lot like Elizabeth Taylor," Stanley writes. "There are others in which she looks like Elizabeth Taylor doing a Saturday Night Live impersonation of Lindsay Lohan."

Salon's Willa Paskin thinks the terribleness of the film is on purpose, saying it resembles other Lifetime movies. "The destruction Lohan has wreaked on her own voice -- it’s the come-hither, smoky growl of an equally jaded, but much older woman -- works perfectly here. And with no blocking or costumes or screeching to worry about, she’s almost decent," Paskin wrote.

Will you be watching?


- Liz & Dick
- Lindsay Lohan
- Lifetime

Written by: Hamatosan
Nov 25th, 2012, 4:05 pm


Message Posted On Nov 30th, 2012, 7:55 pm
What a dreadful movie and acting!!!! A disgrace to the memory of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton....both great actors!

Message Posted On Nov 27th, 2012, 12:23 am
I, too, noticed that. And, whenever I, for one, encounter the name, I think of _The_ (Sir) Richard (Francis) Burton, who was called "Ruffian Dick" - for being a bad ass.
Old School English Movie

Message Posted On Nov 26th, 2012, 11:37 pm
I never ever heard of Richard Burton being referred to as 'Dick' either side of the pond before reading this show's title. The closest could possibly have been some of Thespian pal of Richard's callking him 'Dicky' as a termn of endearment but never 'Dick'. That point alone tells me that this show probably sucks so bad as to not be worth loosing a couple of hours of my life for. Oh! and Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor...Give me a break!
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