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10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

tomatometer

61

Average Rating: 6/10
Reviews Counted: 61
Fresh: 37 | Rotten: 24

Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger add strong performances to an unexpectedly clever script, elevating 10 Things (slightly) above typical teen fare.

64

Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 5

Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger add strong performances to an unexpectedly clever script, elevating 10 Things (slightly) above typical teen fare.

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 32,098,138

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Movie Info

Popular, pretty Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) is in dilemma. A family rule forbids her from dating until her unpopular, rebellious, boy-hating older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) gets a suitor of her own. In an attempt to win Bianca, a potential boyfriend (Andrew Keegan) desperately attempts to set Kat up with Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), another rebel whom may just be able to win Kat's heart.

PG-13,

Comedy

Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith

Oct 12, 1999

Buena Vista Pictures

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All Critics (67) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (37) | Rotten (24) | DVD (20)

At times the pic doesn't even seem certain which decade it's set in; the squeaky-clean high school environs often feel more '80s than '90s.

May 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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Stiles grows into her character and Ledger is effortlessly charming.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Stiles nails her feminazi, bound-for-Sarah Lawrence shtick, but just as easily melts into giggles or pulls off a slapstick drunk scene.

March 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The movie wimped out by blanding down the story and the characters to the point where she isn't really a shrew and he isn't really a maniac.

June 18, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Comment (1)
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The notion of a contemporary high school as a hotbed of romantic intrigue is utterly apt, and the performances almost make the update work.

March 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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As satirical as it is romantic, this is one teen film that is wise enough to span generations in its appeal.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Comment (1)
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Steeped in a smartness and sincerity becoming of its Shakespearean roots.

January 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Projection Booth
Projection Booth

A good but patchy romantic comedy, 10 Things I Hate About You does not break new ground, but there are plenty of surprises that will insure a good watch.

August 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

...a slightly above average teenage romcom.

June 13, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Takes an old story and proves the themes are timeless by applying them to a modern setting.

February 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Views

Gil Junger's TV roots are revealed in his excessive reliance on close-ups and the cast's preponderance of TV actors.

July 6, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Comments (2)
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It sounds awful, but Junger's movie is utterly winning.

July 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Of all the teen films released this year, this one is, by far, the best.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Pure of heart and perfectly executed.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat | Comment (1)
Film Threat

The largely unknown cast sparkles.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Unlike many high school movies, 10 Things contains actors who are able to rise above the silly stereotypes and give their characters life.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

A zippy high school comedy.

March 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Of course we know how it's going to turn out - that is so not the point of a film like this. As with life, the joy is the journey.

June 14, 2001 Full Review

What raises this venture a few notches above your normal acne fare is an extremely clever screenplay

May 14, 2001 Full Review
Entertainment Asylum

There have certainly been worse.

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

This production, these situations and characters, are to Shakespeare what advertising is to truth.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
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Audience Reviews for 10 Things I Hate About You

Shakespere is well served by this update that takes The Taming Of The Shrew and sets it in an American suburban high school. Loads of cultural throwaways are spiced with just enough quotes from Willy The Shake to keep those familiar with the Bard amused. Add alt soundtrack, natch. True, the work's original bite has been tempered some but a rose by any other name, eh?
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good
March 19, 2012
superclerk25

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Great teen movie, doesn't age well.
February 13, 2012
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    1. Chastity: I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?
    2. Bianca Stratford: I think you can in Europe.
    – Submitted by Sora Z (9 months ago)
    1. Bianca Stratford: I'm a crack-whore who should have made my skeezy boyfriend wear a condom!
    – Submitted by Pablo U (20 months ago)
    1. Chastity: Mr. Stratford, it's just a party.
    2. Walter Stratford: And hell is just a sauna.
    – Submitted by Tracy R (21 months ago)
    1. Cameron James: I burn, I pine, I perish.
    – Submitted by April P (2 years ago)
    1. Walter Stratford: My insurance does not cover PMS!
    – Submitted by Mikhael M (2 years ago)
    1. Joey Donner: Shit Bianca I'm shooting nose spray add tomorrow!
    2. Bianca Stratford: That's for making my date bleed.
    3. Bianca Stratford: [punch in the nose] That's for my sister!
    4. Bianca Stratford: [kicks in Joey's balls] And that's for me. [pushes Joey to the ground]
    – Submitted by Faysal D (2 years ago)
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