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Lindsay Lohan

I REFUSE to Read

Bad 'Liz & Dick' Review

11/16/2012 3:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Lindsay Lohan is unfazed by the scathing review about her performance in "Liz & Dick" ... because she refuses to read it ... this according to sources close to the actress.

We're told ... Lindsay has a strict NO-CRITICS policy ... and refuses to read any professional reviews of her performances, EVER.

Lindsay has told friends she doesn't want to let the reviews -- positive or negative -- "take away from her experience on the project."

Despite the harsh review in the Hollywood Reporter -- which slammed the movie as "spectacularly bad" -- we're told Lindsay insists she "loved playing Elizabeth Taylor and is in love with the final product."

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151.

CloBird    

Lindsay Lohan was miscast as Elizabeth Taylor. She looks nothing like Taylor, sounds nothing like Taylor.
Both women had been child stars, but Taylor seemed to have handled herself better, eventhough her life was not carefree. Taylor never was arrested for DUI, nor for stealing items. Taylor went to rehab more than once, but she managed to remake herself by founding her perfume line, designing jewelry, starting two AIDS/HIV charities. Taylor also won two Oscars and made many worthwhile films. And what has Lohan done so far? Taylor was a mother and successful screen star at the age Lohan is now.

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152.

CloBird    

Lindsy Lohan was horribly miscast as Elizabeth Taylor. She looks nothing like Taylor and sounds nothing like Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor had a slight British accent, a carry over from her British childhood. Lohan does not attempt this sound.

Lohan and Taylor have a shared child stardom, but Taylor seems to have handled her life better. Elizabeth Taylor's life was not scandal-free, but she was never arrested for DUI, nor for stealing. Taylor went to Betty Ford twice, but she was able to make better choices. She remade herself into a stage actress, business woman( perfumes and jewelry), and founder of two AIDS/HIV charities. When Elizabeth Taylor spoke to congress, they listened.

Taylor was a successful movie star and mother at the age Lindsay Lohan is now. Taylor worked at her craft, not at partying. Elizabeth Taylor knew that there was a time to work and a time to relax, something Lohan doesn't seem to understand.

642 days ago
153.

Hot Farts    

Too bad Red Cloud doesnt have an "acting muscle" in his flacid, useless peen|s

642 days ago
154.

Luv    

The reviews are in!

Lindsay Lohan's new film is 'unbearably hilarious' and 'a train wreck', says critic

Her comeback movie role is a laugh riot - for all the wrong reasons.


Critics have given Liz & Dick a mauling, comparing the Elizabeth Taylor biopic to a school play.


Lindsay, 26, plays the Hollywood icon over a number of years in the film - and Hollywood Reporter critic Tim Goodman has said her performance is "half train wreck, half SNL skit".


Just days before the flick premieres on Lifetime on November 25, Goodman writes: "Lohan as Taylor was a bad idea in the dramatic sense, but it’s pure genius both for marketing and for belly laughs and drinking games.

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."

Australian actor Grant Bowler stars opposite Li-Lo as Taylor's husband Richard Burton in a feature so "spectacularly bad" Goodman cannot believe audiences will take it seriously.

He continues: "Luckily, you can’t take your eyes off of Lohan playing Taylor, which the producers clearly thought would work because they share similar backstories.



"And the best part is that it gets worse as it goes on... 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."


David Hinckley of the New York Times has also slammed Lindsay's first starring role in five years.


He said: "It's tempting to say the movie's big problem is that Lohan is no Liz Taylor. And she isn't - though that's not entirely her fault.


"There aren't all that many actresses, or women, who can stop a room simply by walking into it."



Troubled Li-Lo is better known for her personal problems than her acting ability these days - but producers took a risk and cast her anyway.


And executive producer Larry Thompson clearly thinks the gamble has paid off - although he may be the only one.


He told reporters last week: "Overall, my gosh, relative to the performance we got and the movie we were able to make because of her, the pain was worth the pleasure."


He added: "The audience is going to benefit from the risk we took and the reward that was gained."



Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4650045/lindsay-lohan-liz-dick-panned-by-critics.html#ixzz2CVgrGphM

642 days ago
155.

help this young woman    

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Tim Goodman

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Tim Goodman is the Chief TV Critic for The Hollywood Reporter. Beyond reviews, he covers the industry + writes trend and analysis pieces, mostly about failure.
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Looks like this critic has an agenda.

642 days ago
156.

mick    

I'm having a hard time to even get through the bad acting in the commercials for the movie. I can't imagine sitting through the whole thing even for laughs.

641 days ago
157.

21stcent    

Never going to improve her "acting" if she won't read the bad with the good.

641 days ago
158.

khaines    

And once again she a gd LIAR

641 days ago
159.

Alan Carver    

of course it's a train wreck if Lindsay lohan! Anyone taking the time to watch lizand Dick are truly couch potatoes!

641 days ago
160.

Its Nikki Bitches    

I love the taste of Mayonnise in my mouth

641 days ago
161.

anazita    

Delusional.

641 days ago
162.

Svielma    

I cant believe she got casted for liz taylor..

641 days ago
163.

garysgirl    

And who really cares??

641 days ago
164.

God-Of-Lyf    

Nothing new here. She has always been in denial. We will not be watching any movies that have this train wreck in it...!!!

641 days ago
165.

Fidel Sarcastro    

I can understand not wanting to read reviews from fanboys kissing her butt or haters that nitpick a performance to find any flaw to lambast her performance but to pass on reading fair and honestly critical reviews is like sticking her head in the dirt and pretending things are what they aren't. A good even review can show an actor or actress where he or she went right and also went wrong. Acting is all about perfecting your craft and you can't perfect it if you can't see or be told where you need to improve. This is why she will never be the super star actress that will be seen as one of the greatest of recent memory.

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