New The Choice Movie Received Mostly Bad Reviews From Major Critics
Lionsgate dropped their new romantic/drama movie, “The Choice,” into theaters today, February 5th,2016, and all the major,top movie critics have delivered their review opinions, and it turns out they weren’t very good opinions for this flick to say the least. They gave it only an overall 25 score out of a possible 100 across 14 reviews at the Metacritic.com site
The film features: Alexandra Daddario, Benjamin Walker, Maggie Grace, Teresa Palmer and Tom Welling. We’ve posted comments from a couple of the critics, below.
Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a very less than stellar 50 grade, stating: “The Choice is classic Sparks, and by that I mean it’s a mediocre, well-photographed, undeniably heart-tugging, annoyingly manipulative and dramatically predictable star-crossed romance.”
David Lewis over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it an awful 25 grade, saying: “The Choice has a twist or two toward the end, and they’re about as cheaply maudlin as the movies get. The only choice is to make sure a barf bag is nearby.”
Gary Goldstein at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 20 score. He said: “There’s such mechanical artifice at work that it’s hard to do more than squirm and groan at the couple’s ultimate travails.”
Dave White over at TheWrap, gave it a 20 grade. He stated: “The scenery is nice. Everything and everyone is very clean. Walker and Palmer, as the lovers, work with what little they’ve been given. But none of those elements are of any real consequence. There is no surprise, and there is nothing to care about.”
Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 20 score. He claims: “The Choice is the cinematic equivalent of staring at a Hallmark Card for two hours.”
Andrew Barker from Variety, gave it a 20 grade. He said: “Director Ross Katz’s The Choice, which mimics “The Notebook” in everything but meaningful conflict, believable characters, style and emotional honesty, is a very unsuccessful story.”
Finally, Jeannette Catsoulis over at The New York Times, gave it a very awful 10 grade. She stated: “Directed by Ross Katz and filmed like an ad for erectile-dysfunction medication, The Choice is almost repellently synthetic.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.