• Network: Lifetime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2013
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jul 1, 2013
    10
    It’s storytelling at its most shallow and unsatisfying.
  2. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Jun 28, 2013
    30
    Anna Nicole has an extraordinarily hazy point of view, tonally sympathetic to Smith but unwilling to explore any of the details, sloppy but particularizing, that might mitigate and humanize her increasingly terrible behavior.
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Wollin
    Jun 28, 2013
    70
    Bruckner takes on the role with gusto, and she and Harron together create someone whose unthinking commitment to the pursuit of “F-U-N” (in Anna’s phrasing) achieves something close to sublimity.
  4. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jun 28, 2013
    50
    The bad wigs and fluctuating accents are counteracted by Mary Harron's dream-like direction, and the emphasis on plot points rather than character development is occasionally shaken by some of the noteworthy performances (such as Virginia Madsen as Smith's hard-bitten mother).
  5. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 26, 2013
    100
    A true-life movie so good, so well-written and yet sleazy enough to satisfy even the cheesiest viewers among us.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 26, 2013
    40
    It’s a bleak and predictable story, not just because of where it took Anna Nicole, but because of where it took those around her.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 25, 2013
    58
    The end result isn’t a very good biopic and certainly not a noble one.
  8. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 25, 2013
    25
    There's virtually no intelligent or convincing exploration of character in the film, beyond the shopworn theory that she craved fame to validate herself, but traded whatever "self" she had to get it.
  9. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Jun 25, 2013
    16
    The only way to get through the whole thing is to take a shot of peach schnapps whenever Smith blows kisses, poledances, or trips and falls down.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 25, 2013
    50
    As guilty pleasures go, this one certainly doesn’t lack for moments at which to hoot.

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