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The Girl Next Door Reviews

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Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine

There's nothing more wacky! than teenage porn stars!

Full Review Source: Flak Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

April 11, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is a dishonest, quease-inducing 'comedy' that had me feeling uneasy and then unclean.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0.5/4

April 9, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

In the most cynical manner, this movie smugly attempts to have it both ways. The ultimate conclusion is all the more smarmy for trying not to be.

| Original Score: D

April 8, 2004
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Stunningly bad teen sex comedy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

December 28, 2010
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

By the end, even the beautiful Elisha Cuthbert starts to look repulsive.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1/4

April 9, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Risky Business, while cynical and salacious, also had style, charm and heart. The Girl Next Door is just nasty, loud and empty.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 12, 2004
Christian Toto
Washington Times

This Girl's split personality dooms this coming-of-age yarn

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 9, 2004
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Essentially Risky Business for the 21st century, and I don't mean that as a compliment.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C-

May 3, 2005
Victoria Alexander

Yeah! Just what we were waiting for: A recruiting film for teen pornography.

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March 2, 2004
Brian Orndorf

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

April 24, 2004
Kit Bowen

Risky Business doesn't need a remake, and even if it did, The Girl Next Door is an unoriginal attempt, despite its modern-day spin.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 9, 2004
Rob Gonsalves

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 Source: | Original Score: 0/5

February 14, 2008
Cole Smithey

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 Source: | Original Score: D+

May 4, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Elisha Cuthbert makes a huge big-screen splash worthy of Clara Bow or Brigitte Bardot -- almost.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 16, 2004
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 1/4

December 27, 2007
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

I used to think that there was nothing worse than a bran muffin, but then I saw The Girl Next Door and really found out what 'dry' and 'tasteless' mean.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 0/4

April 9, 2004
Eric Melin

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 Source: | Original Score: 2/4

September 29, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

If The Girl Next Door had been released last year, it could have billed itself as the 20th anniversary edition of Risky Business.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

April 9, 2004
Willie Waffle

... try to do too much, which leads to problems with the movie's tone.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: .5/4

April 7, 2004
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

"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 Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C+

July 8, 2004
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 17, 2004
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008
Gaby Bila-Gunther
Senses of Cinema
March 16, 2004

AV Club
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February 24, 2004

Orlando Weekly
April 9, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 9, 2004

Daily Mail [UK]
April 17, 2004

Boston Phoenix
April 17, 2004

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005

Time Out
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February 9, 2006
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