London: Lindsay Lohan’s attempt to put her acting career back on track with the Elizabeth Taylor biopic ‘Liz and Dick’ has been met with heavy criticism from the press and fans alike.
After premiering on US TV, her performance as the legendary actress has been savaged by the press, who described it as “unbearably hilarious” and “like a school play,” the Mirror reported.
The Hollywood Reporter didn’t hold back with their scathing review saying, “Lindsay is woeful as Taylor from start to finish. There is not one minute in this film where she’s believable.”
They added that Lohan is “more memorable in the tabloids than she ever was as an actress.”
Entertainment Weekly summed it up pretty well too: “The primary interest in watching Liz and Dick was to behold Lindsay Lohan trying, with varying, wobbly degrees of effort, to make her own career comeback.”
“Taylor and Burton deserved better, and Lohan should have shed her protective shell and made an effort to try and understand a psyche other than her own,” the paper said.
Huffington Post TV accused the Lifetime channel of using Lohan for her notoriety rather than because of her acting skills.
“The whole point of casting Lohan was to draft off her status as a formerly promising actress who some time ago became a tabloid fodder thanks to her career-destroying antics,” the channel said.
Many among the viewing public also joined the professional film critics to express their dismay on Twitter.
“Just turned on #LizAndDick after The Walking Dead. The walkers have more charisma and screen presence than Lindsey Lohan,” one user wrote.
“Holy God in heaven… #LizandDick is pure torture,” posted another.
“These last 2 days of food poisoning have entertained me more than this movie #LizandDick,” slammed another in a particularly harsh tweet.
Celebrities also weighed in on Lohan’s supposed acting comeback. Singer Aimee Mann wrote, “I get the feeling the phrase “It is what it is” was said a lot in the editing room. #lizanddick”
Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigan tweeted: “Lindsay Lohan had a better British accent in the parent trap and that is not a joke.”
Singer Josh Groban posted, “OMG during half time I switched to 5 minutes of #LizAndDick and it’s so awkwardly made, I feel embarrassed in my no-no place.”
Kathy Griffin posted a nod to Lohan’s jewellery theft incident in 2011 when she noticed a sign that read “Shoplifting is a crime” during a scene.
“The set dresser had a sense of humor. #lizanddick,” Griffin wrote alongside an Instagram still of the scene.