Top Critics Gave New Julia Roberts Eat Pray Love Movie Mixed Reviews
Top critics gave new Julia Roberts Eat Pray Love movie mixed reviews. Columbia Pictures released their new Julia Roberts branded comedy/drama flick “Eat Pray Love” into theaters today,and the top critics gave it some pretty mixed reviews with a couple Bs,Cs, and Ds. The movie stars: Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, Billy Crudup, and Richard Jenkins.
Wesley Morris at the Boston Globe gave it a B. He said, “Roberts shines as a divorcee on a journey to find herself.” Roger Ebert at the Chicago Sun-Times gave it a C. He stated, “shameless wish-fulfillment, a Harlequin novel crossed with a mystic travelogue.”
Michael Philllips at the Chicago Tribune gave it another C. He said, “Some may find themselves struggling to engage with Gilbert as a character.” Dezhda Gaubert from E! online gave it a C. She said, “most of what made the book connect with so many is entirely missing here.”
Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly gave it a C+. She stated, “If only Roberts’ warmth, coupled with Javier Bardem’s scruffy sexiness as Felipe, were enough to compensate for the folded-map flatness of this production.”
Sean O’Connell from Filmcritic.com gave it a B+. He said, “vibrant editing, an intelligible screenplay, and a magnetic performance by Julia Roberts keep Eat, Pray from dipping too far into self-indulgence.”
Kirk Honeycutt at Hollywood Reporter gave it a C. He said, “A heavily idealized journey of self-discovery with a pretty woman Julia Roberts, pretty scenery and a pretty shallow view of Eastern spirituality.”
Lou Lumenick at the New York Post gav eit a bad D+. He said, “there’s no real sense of an emotional journey here.” A.O. Scott at the New York Times gave it a B rating. He said, “the film offers an easygoing and generous blend of wish fulfillment, vicarious luxury, wry humor and spiritual uplift, with a star, Julia Roberts, who elicits both envy and empathy.”
James Berardinelli at Reelviews gave it a D+ rating. He said, “an overlong bore.” Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle gave it a B rating. He said, “Pray is rough going, ideal for a bathroom break or a soul-renewing trance. But Eat and Love are cinema friendly.”
USA Today’s Claudia Puig gave it a C. She stated, “The whole journey feels like a rich girl gone slumming.” “Eat Pray Love” movie is in theaters now. Get your “Eat Pray Love” movie tickets at Fandango by Clicking Here.