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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]

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