Friday, April 27, 2012
The critics have spoken: "The Lucky One" starring Zac Efron is not a good movie.
"As long as Efron's shirt comes off, he could play an accountant and no one in the target audience would care."
--Tal Rosenberg, Chicago Reader
"I'm beginning to think writer Nicholas Sparks isn't one person at all, but a roomful of ladies doing Harlequin-romance Mad Libs."
--Sara Stewart, New York Post
"If you like movies that portray, cheesy, perfect romance between perfect and beautiful people, this is for you."
--Blake Howard, That Movie Show
"Exactly the kind of sappy hogwash that Efron's detractors think is the only thing he's capable of doing."
--Eric D. Snider, ericdsnider.com
"More time needed to be spent exploring these characters as opposed to showing us picturesque landscapes to the backdrop of songs preaching about love and sunshine."
--Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"With zero chemistry and laden with cliches, The Lucky One won't leave audiences feeling lucky to have spent two hours of their lives taking in a screening."
--Rebecca Murray, about.com
"Zac Efron and Nicholas Sparks team up to complete a paint-by-numbers."
--Matt Patches, Hollywood.com
"Never let it be said that Nicholas Sparks doesn't prefer easy fake greeting-card melodrama instead of something that looks more like complicated reality."
--MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The most frustrating thing is that The Lucky One is the kind of movie in which the lead character has to be an idiot in order for the story to progress."
--Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat