Lindsay Lohan’s latest film opened on Friday, and the reviews have been rather unkind. My hometown paper, the Boston Globe, called I Know Who Killed Me “intensely unpleasant,” while the New York Times claimed it was “pretentious and inane.” Luckily for Lohan, the Washington Post was all up in her grill, saying the movie was “a credible piece of pop entertainment of the hottie-in-distress genre” and says, “Lohan brilliantly brings off her double turn.” Oh ok, but I’m only amused by the bad reviews, so let’s move on.
the Associated Press only awarded the movie one star (out of a possible four), the Orlando Sentinel gave it one out of five (and called it “an unintentionally hilarious disaster”) and the New York Post gave it no stars whatsoever.
Just as bad were the Hollywood trade papers.
“Enduring this ponderous, convoluted thriller is pure torture,” summarized the Hollywood Reporter, adding: “You might, however, find yourself asking just what was Lohan, whose promising career already has taken a few hits with such films as Just My Luck and Georgia Rule, thinking when she signed on to this nonsense?”
Equally unmerciful was Variety, which said, “Much like the ongoing real-world meltdown of its troubled star, Lindsay Lohan, I Know Who Killed Me is a disaster that exerts a perverse fascination.”
As for its box-office prospects, the review says the picture “might possibly benefit … from tabloid coverage of Lohan’s ongoing travails. But, then again, probably not.”
Rather than having an official premiere, the filmmakers held a private screening in NYC on Thursday. During a scene in which Lohan is struck in the face with a shovel, the attending crowd, which included producers and other stars of the movie, burst into laughter. Oh snaps.