10 Things I Hate About You Reviews
December 17, 2014
Smart, well-acted, and genuinely funny, 10 Things I Hate About You is one of my favorite high school movies.
February 15, 2006
It looked pretty good
December 16, 2007
Heath Ledger was just gorgeous.
September 25, 2007
I'm down!I've got the 411!
And you're not going out and getting jiggy with some homeboy. I don't care how Dope his ride is!
November 29, 2014
Find it better than the romance movie in this several years. Guess im a very old school people..
October 20, 2008
Loaded with talented actors, Shakespearean plot, I'm surprised more people don't know about this diamond in the rough.
October 3, 2014
I'm not a big fan of romantic comedies, many of them fall flat, having said that 10 things I hate about you is one that works. Heath Ledger such an interesting character here, apparently nearly the entire school are afraid to talk to him. So when he is approached by the rich, popular jerk (Andrew Keegan), he is told to take out the most hateful, miserable girl in school played by a Julia Stiles for 50 bucks. But when his attempts fail, Ledger almost gives up, well I say almost because he is offered 300 bucks, which is an offer he can't refuse. I for one couldn't wait to see how events turned out and then it happened, ledger actually starts falling for Stiles and that leaves him feeling guilty knowing that she was a bet.
There's two stories on show, Joseph Gordon-Levitt falls in love with Stiles sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) who just happens to be the girl Andrew Keegan is trying to date as well. During the climax the prom is involved, like in most teenage comedies, and Keegan realises that Bianca has been taken there by someone else and of course he's not too happy about it. As the mayhem ensues, Keegan punches Levitt in the face, shortly after Bianca sorts him out with a few punches to the face and a knee to the balls.
One of the funniest scenes in 10 things I hate about you is when Heath Ledger tries to apologise to stiles and she continues to ignore him, so he decides to pay the school band, grab a microphone and sing how much he loves her from the football stands. So the whole school can hear him, if that's not a good enough apology for her, I don't know what is. Rarely do I see a teen comedy with excellent performances, a great blend of gags, jokes and most importantly a big heart.
June 10, 2007
I always cry when she reads the pom.
November 9, 2014
10 Things About I Hate About You does not re-invent the genre, or really add anything to it in any way at all. However, it is the quirky humour and the strong cast that make this film a very solid rom-com.
Katherine Stratford (Julia Stiles) is an antisocial girl who is a pain in the ass to her sister, Bianca (Lisa Oleynik). Her father will only allow Bianca to date if Katherine gets a date too. So as she wants to get on with dreamy Joey (Andrew Keegan), they go into a plan to get rebellious, tough guy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) to date Katherine, what seems an impossible task between two explosive personalities.
The film respects the rom-com formula to the point, with all the cliches we learned to love (Not really). The chemistry between Stiles and Ledger is very good, but they are also extremely likeable besides being complete killjoys, and that is mainly thanks to the really good script written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith. The narrative is predictable,but the jokes come in non-stop bursts, and most of them are really effective. During the second half, I was laughing my ass off, and the rest of the film got me into succesive chuckles. Gil Junger also directs the film very well, with lots of stylish sequences and gimmicks, and an innate knack for comedy that is irresistible, just as Julia Stiles, the real star of the movie. Oh, and Joseph Gordon Levitt fans will find him very pleasing as well in one of his first roles, as well as hilarious sidekick Michael Eckman (The charming David Krumholtz). Not to mention the toungue-in-cheek cameos from Allison Janney and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell.
If you are looking for a good time, considering the amount of absurdity and the short duration, 10 Things I Hate About You is adviseable. It may be forgettable, but you won't want that hour-and-a-half of your life back.
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November 8, 2014
This modern take on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" is your average chick flick. Giving it 5 stars because of Heath Ledger. Haha. Sorry, biased reviewer here. :p
July 17, 2014
One of probably only two of the endless parade of late 90's teen movies (along with American Pie) which has any merit to it at all. I assumed it was tripe, but was surprised how decent it is. Its a takeoff on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, easily the worst of any of The Bard's works that I've encountered, and is a pleasing improvement on that dreary, unfunny offal. Even here one can see the emerging charisma of the late, great Heath Ledger and as with any of his films a pall has been cast over it. He was looking like today's Brando. He's surprisingly good, in a surprisingly good teen film, arguably the best of its era.
October 13, 2014
Film is okay, but really lacks on teen fare. Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt did great, except actors don't really have such strong talent!
July 12, 2014
Loved every part of this movie.
October 1, 2014
One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Allison Janney as the school counselor is an added bonus along with Darryl "Chill" Mitchell
September 19, 2014
Elevated by strong performances, an intelligent and hilarious screenplay and some surprisingly versatile and engaging cinematography, 10 Things I Hate About You is only held back by the confines of a relatively cliched plot, despite all the modern inclusions. However predictable, though, you can't help but fall in love with the characters and their tribulations, personalities and characteristics, which is what truly makes the film worthwhile viewing.
September 12, 2014
When you think about Shakespeare, the first thing that comes to mind are his dramatic works like Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet. But Shakespeare is also the author of some memorable comedies and an excellent example of this is "The Taming of the Shrew" which deservedly got a modernization under the name "10 Things I Hate About You".
Cameron James is a new student at Padua High School who falls in love with one of the popular girls of the school, Bianca Stratford. Cameron tries his best to make an impression on Bianca but her overbearing father won't let her date unless her outcast older sister Kat dates. Motivated, Cameron comes up with a plan to date Bianca: Paying another outcast, Patrick Verona, to date Kat.
Teen films normally pass along without notice and the idea of modernizing a classic Shakespeare story has been done before, in the mixed received Romeo+Juliet , but "10 Things I Hate About You" is more than your average teen romantic comedy film. "Honoring" the filmīs title I decided I'm going to mention 10 things I liked about this movie: 1) This modern take of "The Taming of the Shrew" counts with surprisingly good writing which succeed in making justice to its source material. 2) Heath Ledger's performance is the best thing about this film; it truly shows Ledgerīs acting abilities. 3) The onscreen chemistry between Stiles and Ledger is fantastic and helps the character development. 4) Gil Jungerīs direction may be just adequate but it fits perfectly with the writing and vibe of this film. 5) It counts with actually funny, and somewhat clever, comedy with a perfect timing. 6) It doesn't follow the "teen movie have unrealistic dialog that falls flat" cliché, it counts with natural and believable dialog. 7) The supporting characters are a joy to watch in their few scenes. 8) The important characters are relatable; one of them will probably remind you a little about yourself in high school. 9) A perfect pacing that takes advantage of every minute of this 90 minute film. 10) The entertaining and fun values are high in this film. My only big complain with this movie is that once the relationship between Kat and Patrick appear, it completely overshadowed Cameronīs story.
"10 Things I Hate About You" managed to become one of the most memorable and enjoyable teen films thanks to its clever writing and solid cast.
October 2, 2007
1. You cut a hole in the box...
August 13, 2014
I didn't hate it....some of the characters were well done. But then again, some characters were overdone and downright stupid.
January 19, 2013
I can watch this one over and over and still not get enough of it.
August 7, 2014
Is nothing letting out of news realis 2014