Poison Ivy Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 11, 2008
Unfortunate thesps take it all very seriously, while technical aspects are emptily polished.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 11, 2008
Drew Barrymore stars in a melodrama that borders on high-class kiddie porn.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Its willingness to take risks, and its insights into the frailties and confusions of teenage friendships, lift the film right out of the rut.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Why settle for the usual walk around the exploitation block when Shea offers a wild ride with the top down into uncharted territory?
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
For the most part the actors' work seems incomplete because their characters are cut off before they can fully blossom.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There is scarcely a moment in the movie when the story works as fiction; I was always aware of the casting, of the mood-setting devices, of the stylistic borrowings from Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Entertainment Weekly
May 8, 1992
Full Review | Original Score: C