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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Ignoring these lapses in logic, The Parent Trap' is hugely enter taining and more relevant than most family entertainment. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Young girls will enjoy Lohan's matchmaking antics. But nostalgia-craving oldsters should stick to fond memories of Hayley [Mills]'s heyday. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Quaid is instantly likable, with that goofy smile. Richardson, who almost always plays tougher roles and harder women, this time is astonishing, she's so warm and attractive. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Lohan is sparklingly good as the look-alike little girls, and the movie as a whole has enough bounce and energy to overcome a few dull spots and a too-long running time. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    There's something too slickly contrived and hollow about this film. It's a yuppified wish-fulfillment piece dangling between real world and fairy tale, and it's mostly the actors --especially Lindsay and Elaine Hendrix (as the conniving publicist who is trying to marry Hallie and Annie's dad) -- who manage to bring it off. [29 July 1998] show more

  • 63
    San Francisco Examiner

    Lindsay Lohan, 12-year-old veteran of commercials and television, is a frighteningly poised child who is truly impressive as the long-separated twins. show more

  • 63
    Ray Conlogue The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's an enjoyable film, carried along by the perennial strength of the story... But it won't have the staying power of the original. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    While there's no denying that young actress Lindsay Lohan has spunk, she's not terribly effective in the dual role. Her performance is awkward and unsubtle -- she relies on an unconvincing British accent to cue us in to which girl she's playing at any given moment. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The technology for twinning a single young actress is considerably more seamless than it was in 1961, and Lohan is a perky charmer. show more

  • 50
    Austin Chronicle

    Vanilla and sweet, it's an overly generous helping that, if it doesn't make you sick, will put you in a good humor all day long. show more

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