The Top 10 Most Scathing Lines From 'Liz & Dick' Reviews

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Nov. 25 2012, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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Lifetime's much-advertised Elizabeth Taylor biopic, Liz & Dick, premieres tonight! Audiences have long been teased with stills of Lindsay Lohan all Lized up, sometimes looking convincing, sometimes not so much. The moment has finally come. Unfortunately, many scathing reviews of the movie — including but not exclusive of Lindsay's performance — are already in. We've compiled a list of the ten most scathing (and funny, sorry but some are) lines from those reviews for you to peruse at your leisure, or to read aloud at that viewing party you may have organized.

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Liz & Dick airs tonight on Lifetime at 9 p.m. Will you be watching? Let us know if you agree with any of the following statements.

1) "Instead, the primary interest in watching Liz & Dick is to behold Lindsay Lohan trying, with varying, wobbly degrees of effort, to make her own career comeback." — Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly

2)  "Lindsay Lohan's idol, Marilyn Monroe, continued to study acting well into her stardom, and turned in some very good performances as a result. Lohan might want to imitate Monroe's interest in her craft, rather than just dressing like her for magazine spreads." — Tim Molloy, Chicago Tribune

3) "Unfortunately Lohan and co-star Grant Bowler have about as much sexual chemistry as Kermit and Miss Piggy and none of that couple's tenderness." — Mary McNamara, L.A. Times

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4) "The recreated scene from Virginia Woolf is absurd: It's as though Burton is trading barbs with a 14-year-old boy in drag." — David Wiegand, The San Francisco Chronicle

5) "There are moments in Liz & Dick when Lindsay Lohan looks a lot like Elizabeth Taylor. There are others in which she looks like Elizabeth Taylor doing a Saturday Night Live impersonation of Lindsay Lohan." — Alessandra Stanley, New York Times

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6) "... she looks more like Joan Collins stapled in half." — Tom Gliatto, People

Lindsay Lohan cannot make a movie this bad by herself. There’s an ample assist from the screenwriting, which strings together soap-opera lines (“I won’t live without you!” “No more LIES!” “You haven’t lost me, I’ve lost you”) into a production you might expect to see Jenna Maroney in on 30 Rock.

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7) "It should come as no great surprise that Lifetime's Liz & Dick movie starring Lindsay Lohan is spectacularly bad." — Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter

8) "Lindsay Lohan cannot make a movie this bad by herself. There's an ample assist from the screenwriting, which strings together soap-opera lines ("I won't live without you!" "No more LIES!" "You haven't lost me, I've lost you.")  into a production you might expect to see Jenna Maroney in on 30 Rock." — James Poniewozik, TIME

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9) "You can't watch Liz & Dick and say nobody's trying." — Matt Zoller Seitz,

10) "There is drinking game fun to be had here, but that's all Liz and Dick really offers. Please, don't drink every time one half of the lead duo downs some vodka or every time Lohan provides an absolutely affectless line delivery — I don't want to be responsible for any deaths by alcohol poisoning." — Maureen Ryan, The Huffington Post


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