“Lindsay Lohan And Chris Pine [are] Talent Utterly Wasted Here”
... a variation on Freaky Friday buffed with a bit of 13 Going on 30's yuppie-career-princess gloss.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Just My Luck is a bit of lukewarm cappuccino froth confected to float Lindsay Lohan to the next stage of her career.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
The real rot is in the script.
Geoffrey Macnab - Guardian [UK]
The assumption must be that those who see this PG-13 movie have been raised on a diet of bathroom-humor comedies and are not quite ready to let that go.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
I can't think of a movie that matters less than Just My Luck. It's just negligible.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
Why [Lindsay Lohan] agreed to front a movie tailor-made for Hilary Duff or the Olsens is a mystery.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
The new Lindsay Lohan romantic comedy, Just My Luck, needs more than just luck to overcome an achingly stupid script. It needs a miracle.
Jami Bernard - New York Daily News
Throw in a hot new British bubblegum band, McFly, a bit of magic, romance, humor and a happy ending, and you've got a good, old-fashioned escapist popcorn flick.
Nancy Churnin - Dallas Morning News
Just My Luck is a safe teen movie that teens will actually like, and there are far worse things than that.
Michael Booth - Denver Post
It's safe, competent and bland.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Presumably, this movie was designed to be a fun romp, and in that it fails.
Jessica Reaves - Chicago Tribune
I liked the film's idea that luck is like love -- something that diminishes when you hoard it and multiplies when you share it.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
Both a goofy little sugar-high of a comedy and a canny bit of image rehabilitation for the tabloid-tarnished starlet.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
In the end, Just My Luck is light, fluffy and as quickly forgettable as a tossed-aside horoscope.
Adam Graham - Detroit News
Just My Luck is a fortune cookie of a movie, without the fortune: The outside looks sweet and tasty, the inside is hollow and dry.
Kathy Cano Murillo - Arizona Republic
As disposable as a broken mirror, Just My Luck plays like a focus-group compilation of everything a 12-year-old girl could want in a Lindsay Lohan movie.
Justin Chang - Variety
An appallingly unfunny and unromantic romantic comedy starring tabloid bait Lindsay Lohan.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
Just My Luck runs out of luck long before it runs out of film.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Word on the street -- we're not sure which street -- has it that Just My Luck is Lindsay Lohan's final teen comedy. If so, the timing couldn't be better.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Just my luck that the movie is directed by Donald Petrie, who made the a similar Manhattan-set How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, though this time it's vaguely crossed with the magic plot of 13 Going on 30.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
From my perspective, it's watchable, but barely, and nothing I would go out of my way to locate, even if going 'out of my way' represents using a remote control to change TV channels.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine make a charming star-crossed couple, and tweens and teens will find enough plot reversals to keep them hooked.
Sheri Linden - Hollywood Reporter
Just My Luck is the worst kind of comedy -- one that assumes the audience can't think for itself, and therefore feels the need to punctuate each sight gag with obnoxiously jaunty music.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
Mark Bazer - Boston Phoenix
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
even if it offers Lohan her first role as a grown-up, places her in a corporate New York, and contrives a scene in which she gets to wear a dress owned by Sarah Jessica Parker, the sex in this city never seems to get beyond first base.
Anton Bitel - Film4
The film can barely breathe beneath the non-stop barrage of low-comedy shtick.
David Noh - Film Journal International
One day Lohan will make movies for grown-ups, but this movie certainly isn't one of them.
Peter T. Chattaway - Christianity Today
Is this movie actively hoping people will hate it for being so stupid?
David Cornelius - eFilmCritic.com
OMG! It's The Passion of the Lohan!
Bill Chambers - Film Freak Central
Entretenida parabola de que la vida puede ser tan blanca o negra como nosotros mismos queramos hacerla. Si no se ve con esta idea en mente, mejor evitela.
Jorge Avila Andrade - Moviola
It's very difficult not to get on board with this quirky comedy.
Joe Utichi - FilmFocus
Make your own luck and skip this twaddle.
Stella Papamichael - BBC
Occasional funny moments but this is very very thin.
Anna Smith - Empire Magazine
Despite the Manhattan dating scene stuff, the PG certificate means there's not much sex in this city, but more than enough raunchy undertones to keep teenage girls happy.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Fans of Lindsay Lohan's previous films will be pleased to learn that she's lost none of her comic timing and self-deprecating charm - she's extremely appealing here, even if she does need to rediscover the joys of food.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Yet another trite, gimmicky rom-com.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
A totally predictable and competently made feelgood fantasy flick for females under 30. If you want an escape and rest your brain, try your luck
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Conta com a distincao de ter sido produzido por ninguem menos do que Bruce Willis, o que me leva a crer que ele tenha batido a cabeca durante as filmagens de Sin City.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
No amount of rabbit foot rubbing, four-leaf clovers or upturned horseshoes can save this often excruciating mess.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
Just My Luck takes an intriguing idea and goes nowhere with it.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
[The scripters] apparently thought they were penning a romantic comedy when they were actually writing an ode to materialism.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
An amazingly unfunny 'comedy' vehicle for Lindsay Lohan to do her Freaky Friday thing again.
John Thomason - Orlando Weekly
When I sat down to watch Donald Petrie's "Just My Luck," I was in the mood for a light comedy that would add sunshine to my lousy day. Instead, I was subjected to such mindless fluff that my mood just got worse.
Angela Baldassarre - Sympatico.ca
Lohan can be good in characters endowed with a glimmer of intelligence. But too often she shoehorns herself into vehicles operating under the fallacy that stupidity is cute.
Jonathan R. Perry - Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
A lazy spitballing session of karmic humor, hinged on the sort of generic rom-com contrivances that keep movies like these from ending at a reasonable time.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
The shallowness of female pop culture that Holofcener courageously tears down is just the thing Just My Luck successfully re-perpetuate.
Paul Schrodt - Slant Magazine
Take Just My Luck for what it is -- a moderately successful attempt to move Lohan away from teenage roles and into an adult one.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
... a real piece of junk.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
Just My Luck is the cinematic equivalent of stepping on a crack and breaking your mama's back.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
t's not like Lindsay Lohan is down on her luck. But she'd be more fortunate -- at least if she wants to be considered as a serious actress -- if she'd appear in movies of a higher quality than "Just My Luck," a by-the-numbers teen-type romantic comedy.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Lindsay Lohan's a loser this time round with this forgettable, featherweight, cliche-filled contrivance.
Susan Granger - Modamag.com
Slight, pointless and convincingly witless. Lohan's cinematic Luck runs out instantaneously...[this] convoluted comical piece is as lucky as a mutilated 2-leaf clover
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
just another reason for moviegoers to (perhaps unfairly) deride Lindsay Lohan
Pete Croatto - Filmcritic.com
"I'm like the rest of the rabbit after they cut off the lucky foot," moans Ashley (Lindsay Lohan). Poor girl: her sense of self wasn't always so dire.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- Baltimore Sun
Just My Luck is the kind of film that's too romantic for younger viewers and too redundant for young teens.
Michael Ferraro - Film Threat
Just My Luck is a cute idea with nowhere to go after the first hour.
Loey Lockerby - Kansas City Star
The screenplay for Just My Luck is credited to five writers, all of whom relied on their DVD collections for inspiration.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
It turns out Lohan isn't the one with the bad luck; the audience is.
Sue Pierman - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Lindsay Lohan's new romantic comedy, Just My Luck, is strictly for tweens.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
... this movie takes place in a bizarro world Manhattan where logic is irrelevant and real human behavior takes a back seat to shtick.
- E! Online
You'd think a movie set in New York could at least boast some grit and panache, but Just My Luck is over-sanitized and cutesy. There's nothing serendipitous about this inauspicious concoction.
Shlomo Schwartzberg - Boxoffice Magazine
A flat, lackadaisical take on the supernatural love-story formula, lacking the storytelling magic or the intense romantic chemistry that might have helped it take flight.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Great premise: luck as an STD.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
As much as I wanted to hate this movie, I have to admit it had quite a bit of charm.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
A romantic comedy even more idiotic than its embarrassing (and somewhat creepy) poster would indicate.
Connie Ogle - Miami Herald
The definition of dumb Luck has been captured on celluloid.
Tyler Hanley - Palo Alto Weekly
Just My Luck is a vehicle for Lohan, and not much more.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
A big step backwards for Lohan.
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
Lohan shows signs that she might really be an actress. Maybe a good one. But to say the least, Just My Luck is not a flattering showcase.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Scott A. Mantz - Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
sheer bubblegummy fantasy, designed to appeal to young women who daydream about starring in their own versions of 'Sex and the City.' ...It's also the sort of film that Lohan has now outgrown.
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
If Just My Luck was intended to showcase a more grown-up Lohan (she'll soon be 20), it fails -- but it gives hints of the fine screwball comedian she's already becoming.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times
To call it fluff is being charitable. It's cotton candy: overly sweet and full of empty calories, except instead of causing tooth decay, it rots the brain.
Pam Grady - Reel.com
It's difficult to say whether [Lohan's character] is more grating when she's cursed and whiny or when she's blessed and oblivious.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Wanna get Lucky? Pick a different movie.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
Filmmakers were lucky to pick the perfect co-stars for 'Just My Luck.'
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Judging by her first grown-up romantic comedy, Lindsay Lohan won't usurp Julia Roberts or Reese Witherspoon's place in Hollywood any time soon. Just My Luck is just OK, when it isn't labored.
Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee
With any luck, Just My Luck will disappear quickly, before it can do any real damage to Lindsay Lohan's movie career.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Lindsay Lohan may be all grown up in the tabloids, but her latest movie doesn't reflect any newfound maturity.
Lisa Rose - Newark Star-Ledger
Dave White - Movies.com
The movie tries to adopt a breezy attitude toward life in New York. But you have to be in a bubble-gum frame of mind to buy into anything that's being sold here.
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
Good as Lohan is, she's better with interesting material.
Bob Strauss - Los Angeles Daily News
Just look at little Lindsay Lohan, all grows up, doing romantic comedy like a big girl. It's just a shame Just My Luck is just too inane for words.
Kit Bowen - Hollywood.com
Director Donald Petrie's niche seems to be lighthearted, instantly forgettable romantic fantasies like Miss Congeniality and How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, and this sweet-natured bit of fluff fits right in.
Angel Cohn - TV Guide's Movie Guide
A romantic gimmick comedy that stands out as hackneyed even in this tired genre.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Lohan reads more like oak than Marilyn Monroe on her most inebriated day.
Rubin Safaya - Cinemalogue.com
Lindsay Lohan will draw the femme fan crowd that, in turn, will bring their boyfriends. Don't worry guys, it's not just another teen chick flick.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Does anyone really consider the result of running water on a crackling blow-dryer to be 'bad luck'?
Matt Pais - Metromix.com
Lohan has expressed the hope that Just My Luck will display her aptitude for adult roles. But the adolescent energy and all-round over-acting belie that hope.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Just My Luck is a deserted wasteland when it comes to funny. It's also boring, plain and simple.
Winda Benedetti - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Takes the vaguely supernatural conceit of films like Intacto and The Cooler and drains it of all fascination, putting it in service of one of the more dim-witted romantic comedies I've had to sit through in recent months.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
Her every faux pas comes across as rank humiliation and it can only be entertaining for sadistic mall rats who get their jollies seeing Miss Budding Superstar wallow in grime and slip on soap.
Gene Seymour - Newsday
Why does the new Lindsay Lohan picture have such a poo fixation?....Could it be that director Donald Petrie is Freudian slipping on his s**tty material?
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Looking tired and sallow and drained of her customary glow, Lindsay Lohan marches grimly through this mechanical tween comedy as if it were a particularly tedious homework assignment.
Ella Taylor - L.A. Weekly
A dispiriting piece of consumerist comedy in which it's not the jokes that are priceless, but having the right credit card, the right outfit and the right boyfriend. It's a lose-lose.
Bruce Newman - San Jose Mercury News
Just My Luck is an old-fashioned comedy about two nice people who would fall in love if they could just get in synch.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Every single scene is an abominable assemblage of mind-boggling stupidity, completely unmotivated behavior, and unfunny slapstick.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Lindsay Lohan plays a parody of the once promising Lindsay Lohan.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
...never quite recovers from the way Lohan bops around with an air of celebrity entitlement.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
Could have been the Final Destination of comedies...Instead, they settle for generic slapstick.
Fred Topel - Suite101.com
Just My Luck offers up few laughs and even fewer surprises.
Toddy Burton - Austin Chronicle
Lohan doesn't have the spark or charm she or the casting director thinks she might.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
A romantic comedy neither romantic nor particularly funny.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
I have no problem with Lohan desiring to be Lucy, but she's got to find a better director than the torturous Donald Petrie to help get her to that level.
Brian Orndorf - FilmJerk.com
It's a thin premise stretched paper thin into a feature-length romantic comedy.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
You're breaking my heart, Lindsay!
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Features Li.Lo doing what Li.Lo does best: Pretending to be one kind of person (lucky/unpopular/a teenager/one twin/not a race car driver) and then pretending to be the exact opposite (unlucky/popular/a mom/the other twin/a race car driver).
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy