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Two Thumbs Way Down For Katie Holmes, Critics Aren't Impressed With Kennedys Role

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To her credit, it was a big pillbox hat to fill and six years on the Creek really didn't prepare her for a career of anything more than cable sitcoms and Lifetime movies such a big role.

This weekend, the long-awaited, highly-controversial mini-series The Kennedys will finally premiere on the Reelz Channel, but from what we are hearing for critics, Katie should've wished that this thing stayed buried. As you might've guessed, she isn't getting the best reviews for her role as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, though we'll admit, no one was as harsh as we thought they would be.

Like the Hollywood Reporter. Their critic wrote that the mini-series on the whole was "dull" and "unwatchable", along with saying it was very hard to step away from the fact that you were watching Katie Holmes play a character. He wrote:

"You think, 'That’s Katie Holmes.' Or, 'That’s Katie Holmes having the damndest time with Jackie’s accent.' You are never transported somewhere else by the character because the real-life subjects are so distinctive in your mind."

The Jackie O accent was a big problem for a lot of other critics, like CBS' Early Show, who pointed out that Katie "doesn't really have the gravitas to pull off the role…And the accent, it's a little silly — for eight hours, it's a long time to be, you know, watching her play this character in the way that she does."

Variety added that Katie very much "looked the part," but conceeded that "that's about all" she brought to the movie.

Whomp, whomp. Well, if nothing else, it was an experience, Katie. You got to where iconic clothes and look like the most iconic First Lady in living memory. Perhaps, however, its time to reevaluate your career choices. Let's see how you do with Jack and Jill and then maybe consider a more comedy-esque career, huh?

[Image via AP Images.]

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17 comments to “Two Thumbs Way Down For Katie Holmes, Critics Aren't Impressed With Kennedys Role”

  1. MMo says – reply to this


    Re: hung37 – OMG SHUT UP ABOUT THAT STUPID ALBUM ALREADY. NO one is going to buy it. Stop trying to make fetch happen.

  2. 2

    "You got to where iconic clothes and look like the most iconic First Lady in living memory."

    You're writing a book? You can't even spell!

  3. 3

    Re: MMo – Hahaha I appreciate the fetch thing. Sometimes this Hung guy makes funny posts with this song but meh.

    ANYWAYS. I feel bad for Katie. She kinda sucks in every movie she is in.

  4. 4

    It's spelled "W-E-A-R" when referring to clothing, Perez. Proof-reading does wonders, especially at this stage of your career! Look into it :)

  5. 5

    Re: MMo – hahahahahaha! that was funny :)

  6. 6

    UNFORTUNETLY being married to Tom Cruise has hurt her more than helped her reputation….

  7. 7

    It's because she brushed her hair using 97.5 strokes, instead of the Scientology-recommended 112.
    Tommy's having her re-trained as we speak.

  8. 8

    The writer from the Hollywood Reporter nailed it.
    Katie used to look like herself. She used to look as though she had something going on inside; y'know, original thought and creativity, and a bit of "fun."
    That ain't there no more. Scientology has killed her insides. It has roboticized her. It has turned her into "Katie Holmes acting like Katie Holmes."
    And no doubt, folks… NO DOUBT! Tom Cruise is now telling her that the bad reviews are from Suppressive Persons, who are only jealous of her success and fame. And NO DOUBT! he's telling her that if she's feeling any shame over her performance, all she needs to do is:
    1. Drink barley water.
    2. Have a Run-Down. (Or some other vaguely-psychiatric-sounding version of intense mental torture and subtle brainwash.)
    3. Take some solitary time, without food or companionship, in which she seriously considers her actions, ending with a form of "confession" over whether or not she "held out" or "held back" in her performance.
    4. Convince herself that if she does what Tom says, or does things in the "proper" way the next time, (aka the Science Fiction Writer/Drug-Addled Cretin L. Ron Hubbard's way) …
    … she'll be GREAT!!!!! She'll be the BEST ACTRESS/TROPHY WIFE/STEPFORD ROBOT EVER!!!!!
    Sorry, dear. You're gonna have to divorce your husband, remove your child from the forced pedestal Scientology has placed her upon, and tap into your soul again, in order to do that. :(

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    Awww. I thought she nailed the look, bigtime. You win some, you lose some. Then again, whenever a critic pans something, I usually like it.

  10. 10

    surprise, surprise! she is boring as hell, make her go away and stay gone! ARGH!

  11. 11

    She has sucked in everything she has done since Dawsons Creek!
    She can not act !!!!
    It does not matter how much money Tom Cruise and the Scientology people throw around girl has no talent!

  12. 12

    I thought Perez was all high on seeing this Kennedy junk appear on television. Anyone with half a brain knew it would be a loser if she were to appear.

  13. 13

    Quelle Surprise ………….
    NOT Even Convincing As The 'OBJECT' Of tommie's Affections.

  14. 14

    Bummer! I was pulling for her - I thought this could be a huge role for her. Oh well, I'm watching anyway. It looks really juicy.

  15. 15

    How can anyone expect a Stepford wife to act. They are brain programed only to fullfill the masters commands. That is what she is. A Stepford wife. She always has a blank look in her eyes. Where her brain and thoughts are who knows. Tom has done a very good job taking her life away from her. Her and her daughter always look sloppy and not taken care of. They look dirty and unkept. Sad, very sad.

  16. 16

    how do you "where" clothes?

  17. 17

    Katie aside, I still cant wait to see it.