Lindsay Lohan’s new Elizabeth Taylor biopic is receiving crushing reviews and it hasn’t even made its way on to the screen yet. Liz and Dick has widely been seen as Lohan’s chance of a comeback after a string of personal problems have largely left her outside of Hollywood’s inner circle.
A Lohan source who has previewed the movie told FOX411’s Pop Tarts:
“It’s just bad. Her voice – she sounds like herself, a smoker from Long Island and there is no chemistry with her co-star (Grant Bowler) and she was clearly not prepared. There was no flair, no elegance.”
The Hollywood Reporter, which has also seen the movie, said:
“Lindsay Lohan is spectacularly bad. 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-80’s Taylor and it looks like a lost ‘Saturday Night Live’ set, your body may be cramped by convulsions.”
Newsday didn’t pull any punches either saying the movie is “rudimentary – made rustier by a long absence and a lot of extracurricular activities. She delivers lines dutifully, competently, and at times woodenly, but she also looks like someone who has to think about what she has to say before she says it. hat’s usually called ‘sleepwalking through a role’ instead of actually ‘occupying’ one. Lohan is somewhere in-between most of the time, though closer to sleepwalking.”
Some of the media were a little kinder but no one is saying this is going to help get Lindsay’s career back on track. Variety said her performance is adequate and the New York Post said Lohan is “so believable you might think you’re seeing the real thing” well until she delivers “lines that sound like DOA.”
The real question lingering in people’s minds are whether this will spell the end of Lindsay’s career or whether she will find another low budget movie willing to take a chance on her.
We may find out after “Liz & Dick” debuts November 25 on Lifetime.