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Hollywood Reporter paints the Lifetime movie as 'an instant classic of unintentional hilarity' and 'like a high school play'

If troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan was hoping that a leading role playing silver screen icon Elizabeth Taylor would relaunch her movie career, then it seems those hopes have now been dashed.

The Hollywood Reporter, one of the most respected titles in the movie industry, has just published the first review of the Lifetime film Liz & Dick. It is – to put it mildly – a thorough filleting.

Even the headline of the review is a pointed jab that lets readers and industry insiders know that what is to come is going to be brutal.

"The Lifetime movie starring Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor is half train wreck, half SNL skit," it reads.

Then critic Tim Goodman unleashes his freshly sharpened pen and proceeds to skewer the actress – who was once seen as a »

- Paul Harris

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