Valley Girl Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 13, 2003
Ugh! Ick! Gag me with a spoon! This film is an embarrasment.
| Original Score: 0/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
July 29, 2003
Coolidge slips some darkness into Valley Girl that never resolves itself with the surrounding sunny void
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
With characters as dimensionless as these, the film needs either greater irony or greater sympathy than it demonstrates.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
June 13, 2005
Cage is very good in the role that got him noticed.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This movie is a little treasure, a funny, sexy, appealing story of a Valley Girl's heartbreaking decision: Should she stick with her boring jock boyfriend, or take a chance on a punk from Hollywood?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
June 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
July 24, 2007
For a change, there aren't any cartoon problem adults on hand as there often are in these pictures.
Christopher Null
April 11, 2004
Dated yet infectious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 25, 2002
A cute little feature with Cage showing early promise.
| Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 6, 2003
It's a measure of how, like, totally influential this little film was 20 years ago that there seems to be nothing special about it today.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 7, 2013
homage to the 1980s
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marcy Dermansky
May 27, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
September 12, 2007
While it's easy to get caught up in the nostalgia of Valley Girl, this datedness also puts some limits on how you can watch the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
September 18, 2003
One of the better '80s teen comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
It's an enjoyable flick, and it's often real funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Director Martha Coolidge turned a short-lived fad into a genuine sleeper, an exploitation film that thoroughly transcends its origins to become a highly appealing romantic comedy.
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