The Girl Next Door Reviews

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Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
April 11, 2004
There's nothing more wacky! than teenage porn stars!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 9, 2004
This is a dishonest, quease-inducing 'comedy' that had me feeling uneasy and then unclean.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 8, 2004
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
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Stunningly bad teen sex comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 9, 2004
By the end, even the beautiful Elisha Cuthbert starts to look repulsive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 12, 2004
Risky Business, while cynical and salacious, also had style, charm and heart. The Girl Next Door is just nasty, loud and empty.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
April 9, 2004
This Girl's split personality dooms this coming-of-age yarn
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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-
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
March 2, 2004
Yeah! Just what we were waiting for: A recruiting film for teen pornography.
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
April 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
April 9, 2004
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 16, 2004
Elisha Cuthbert makes a huge big-screen splash worthy of Clara Bow or Brigitte Bardot -- almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
April 9, 2004
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 | Original Score: 0/4
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 9, 2004
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
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 7, 2004
... try to do too much, which leads to problems with the movie's tone.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 17, 2004
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Gaby Bila-Gunther
Senses of Cinema
March 16, 2004
Top Critic

AV Club
February 24, 2004

Orlando Weekly
April 9, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 9, 2004

Daily Mail [UK]
April 17, 2004

Boston Phoenix
April 17, 2004
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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