Well, if she was hoping for some kind of epic redemption or career comeback, it doesn't look like she's going to get one any time soon, because Lindsay Lohan is being slammed for her Liz & Dick performance in just about every review out there. (Sad, but true. And not the least bit shocking.)
Even though you'd think playing Elizabeth Taylor could possibly be the one role that Lindsay could relate to and really get into character and blow us away with her portrayal -- she just couldn't seem to pull off a win with this one.
Actually, she didn't even come close to pulling off a tie. (She's really getting hammered, people. And it's so much worse than anyone expected.)
A reviewer at The Washington Post said:
At no point in this unenergetic revisiting of the legendarily volatile romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton does it actually feel like you’re watching Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
And even though the reviewer said that Lohan "tried her best," she also added:
... she lacks Taylor’s majesty and elegance. Even at her messiest, Taylor projected a sophistication and reserve of strength that Lohan simply cannot muster.
Wait -- it gets worse.
TIME calls Liz & Dick "possibly the worst TV movie of the year," and had this to say about Lindsay's performance:
When Lohan is made up and still—slinking in a doorway, glowering into a mirror—the illusion is nearly complete. But when she opens her mouth, it’s all over. Lohan simply never becomes another person the length of the movie: whether she’s meant to be showing spunk or pique or passion, she gives nearly every line the flat delivery of the first read-through of a high-school play. Even when she hurls a bottle at Bowler during a fight, it’s lackadaisical, as if she expects the wall to catch it.
And the Chicago Sun-Times says that Lohan "lacks the charisma to be a convincing Elizabeth Taylor," and adds that many of the scenes in the flick "would be a better fit for Saturday Night Live."
Yeah, they brought out the big guns.
Sorry, Linds. Better luck next time.
Will you still watch Liz & Dick despite Lindsay's poor reviews?
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