The Girl Next Door Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Stunningly bad teen sex comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 4, 2009
The writing team of "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" crafted it as a satire about conflicting levels of sexual experience among teens, but fail to connect the significance of erotic pleasure to the emotional demands of budding adults.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
The few saving graces are the gorgeous Elisha Cuthbert and the fun bad guy turn by Timothy Olyphant.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 14, 2008
If it had been a porn film, at least it would've been made by people with some insight into the adult-film milieu, as opposed to people with insight into nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com
September 29, 2006
It is a movie full of contradictions that plays like a bad The Sure Thing melded uncomfortably together with an exploitative Risky Business.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 20, 2005
What sets the film apart from the competition is its willingness to confront its own subject matter in an honest way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
Essentially Risky Business for the 21st century, and I don't mean that as a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 28, 2004
...an innocuous romp for teenagers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
September 24, 2004
Esforça-se para parecer 'picante', mas não tem coragem sequer de exibir o corpo de sua protagonista.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 17, 2004
...it wants to show us how corrupt and abasing the porn industry is, while at the same time using an abundance of sex and nudity to sell its own product.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 20, 2004
The best teen-comedy since American Pie.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 8, 2004
"The Girl Next Door" is an adolescent fantasy for bookish boys who must also contend with their hormones. This is their outlet. Let the boy next door dream.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
June 11, 2004
Think of it as a cute little movie about porn, if that's possible.
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
May 25, 2004
Una relación amor-odio incisiva en un inicio, que inevitablemente recuerda a la vivida en la inolvidable Risky Business.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Russon
Empire Magazine
May 14, 2004
What seems to be another wishy-washy teen movie is actually a surprising little number that grabs the attention at the least expected moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 27, 2004
Rich in cynicism and morally loose, it is nevertheless a fun film if you don't take it seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Gregory Freitas
Movieline
April 27, 2004
It is well-acted throughout and the script displays a fair amount of wit, all things considering.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
April 26, 2004
Beautifully sprawling and terrifically funny... it encapsulates the raw, careening energy and mirth of adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
April 20, 2004
The Girl Next Door might have been another slice of American Pie if it wasn't quite so unsavoury.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
April 17, 2004
The American male hypocrisy toward sexually active women in general -- and porn in particular -- is at the center of the new comedy The Girl Next Door. Unfortunately, instead of being the movie's target, it's the subtext.
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