WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > L > The Lifeguard > Reviews

The Lifeguard Reviews

The Lifeguard

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

August 30, 2013

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Liz W. Garcia

Starring :

Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, David Lambert, Martin Starr, Alex Shaffer, Joshua Harto, Amy Madigan, Sendhil Ramamurthy, John Finn

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

1 of 4

“..this drama is as listless and self-regarding as its protagonist, flitting among underdeveloped characters and subplots..”
by Eric Hynes [Time Out New York]
2 of 5

“..This directorial debut by Liz W. Garcia, a writer for television, bears some echoes of its creator's origins, going from deft to trite in its drama and setting up character arcs..”
by Nicolas Rapold [New York Times]
“..The Lifeguard is a lifeless misfire...”
by Ernest Hardy [Village Voice]
3 of 5

“.."The Lifeguard" is one of those deceptive movies that, to its credit, winds up being about more than just an easy-to-describe tagline..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : D

“.."The Lifeguard" is a painfully dull (alleged) drama utterly lacking in originality or self-awareness..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]
Reviewed by Peter Debruge [Variety]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

RIDE :

“..Hunt, who also wrote and directed, didn't take her own advice. There's not a surprise in this entire movie..”
by Katharine Pushkar [NY Daily News]

CAS & DYLAN :

“..Priestley shows a steady eye for detail in his first time as director, although he lets the film stray too much into TV territory..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]

ANY DAY :

“..built on a number of ludicrous contrivances, Any Day eventually pushes its disparate pieces together into a misguided and oddly unsettling storyline..”
by Kate Erbland [The Dissolve]

HYENA :

“..there's something interesting in the way he [Gerard Johnson] deliberately denies his characters and the viewers any reprieve..”
by Martin Tsai [LA Times]

WELCOME TO ME :

“..a dark comedy that succeeds on its own itchy terms..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD :

“..works on all levels. Foremost, it is brilliantly directed by Thomas Vinterberg..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]

CLEVELAND ABDUCTION :

“..involving violence, sexual assault, torture, and, above all, captivity, abduction stories are a catch-all for the women-in-peril narrative that is the core theme of so many Lifetime movies..”
by Molly Eichel [A.V. Club]

THE WATER DIVINER :

“..the overstuffed story feels bombastic and contrived..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]

LITTLE BOY :

“..though occasionally sticky sweet and not always subtle, it's also a smart and very moving story..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

THE FORGER :

“..a movie where the colors blur sloppily..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]