WHAT'S HOT?

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Reviews

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

June 08, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Bruce Beresford

Starring :

Catherine Keener, Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Olsen, Chace Crawford, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nat Wolff, Rosanna Arquette, Kyle MacLachlan, Marissa O'Donnell

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : D+

“..you grab your silly pleasures where you can find them..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 4

“..words are only part of the story..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 5

“..though the movie may putter and sputter a lot like Grace's vintage Beetle, rarely has head-to-toe tie-dye been pulled off with such flare..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..this head-hammering, clash-of-values family-healing dramedy makes sure to literalize all of its uplifting messages..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
“..there's some beautiful cinematography on display, and the town of Woodstock feels fully realized in a way that goes beyond just the music..”
by Andrew Lapin [NPR]
Review rate : D

“..there is no casting decision (or character nuance, or plot turn) too obvious to indulge..”
by Chris Vognar [Dallas Morning News]
2.5 of 4

“..the narrative doesn't build; rather it sags to its foregone conclusion..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 5

“..only the mighty Fonda cuts through the claptrap; the rest is just a long, predictable trip..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
“..often plays like a remake of Georgia Rule with the political polarities reversed..”
by J. R. Jones [Chicago Reader]
1 of 4

“..needless to say, the paradox of a holistic grandma played by a movie legend with a face lift is never explore..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3 of 5

“..every plot turn is groaningly predictable..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..all the same, the spectacle of first-rate actors attacking third-rate material is guilty fun..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

CANTINFLAS :

“..Moreno was famous for verbal innovations and linguistic skill in his portrayal of the underdog, but the film doesn't capture the hilarity it seeks..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]

THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD :

“..but in the end it's a fond, fairly toothless B-movie take on a romance that wasn't so much May-December as straight-up statutory..”
by Leah Greenblatt [Entertainment Weekly]

GHOSTBUSTERS :

“..deliriously inventive, evergreen 1984 family comedy..”
by Tom Huddleston [Time Out London]

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW :

“..boasts sporadically electrifying visuals but a frustratingly messy mythology..”
by Matt Risley [Total Film]

THE CALLING :

“..the puzzle at the centre of the tale just seems so outlandish and preposterous, it's difficult to take the film seriously..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]

LIFE OF CRIME :

“..nothing about Life of Crime is going to linger in memory, save the unassuming way Leonard devoted himself to character and story mechanics..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]

THE DAMNED :

“..is The Damned scary? Yes, a bit..”
by Ernest Hardy [Village Voice]

JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD :

“..the film uses its phantasmagoric conceit, a sickly-hued poetry, and eerie sound design to build metaphors for closeted homoeroticism and melancholic unfulfillment..”
by Aaron Hillis [Village Voice]

LAST WEEKEND :

“..the most striking moments in Last Weekend are not the expected ones..”
by Serena Donadoni [Village Voice]

THE CONGRESS :

“..Ari Folman, however, is a filmmaker who, almost to a fault is, determined to make movies in his own inimitable way..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]