Easy A

Easy A

85%
  • PG-13, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Will Gluck
    In Theaters:
    Sep 17, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 21, 2010
  • Sony Pictures/Screen Gems

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Easy A Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Like its main character, Easy A is trying too hard to seem like something it's not.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 15, 2010
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

In what universe does a supposedly unremarkable 17 year old high school student gain the attention of her entire school by losing her virginity?

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

October 13, 2010
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

At least Emma Stone gets high marks in this teen comedy.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Emma Stone's secular heroine stands up to her detractors in this discriminative and cliché heavy teen comedy.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2/5

September 16, 2010
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Teen comedies like Easy A invoke the John Hughes canon at their own peril

Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch? | Original Score: 2/4

September 17, 2010
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

All the self-awareness and saucy banter in the world can't make Easy A consistently funny, nor can the copious snark, tired '80s references, and glib Scarlet Letter parallels that define its story.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 12, 2010
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

It's a dire, poorly directed, pretentious attempt to put a Gen Y spin on The Scarlet Letter made all the worse by the casting of Stone whose character is supposed to be unpopular, despite the obvious fact that she is gorgeous.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

September 15, 2010
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

Easy A Doesn't Make the Grade.

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 2.0/4.0

September 19, 2010
Jim Mitchell
Trespass

There's a fair whiff of Dawson's Creek Syndrome too -- teens sprouting eloquence and witticisms way beyond theirs or anyone's years and it can be a little too smug, smart and self aware.

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 16, 2010
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

I'd like to see Gluck and Royal actually study what John Hughes achieved during his short stint in teen cinema before they attempt to piss all over his grave a second time around.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: D

September 16, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the most smug and obnoxiously self-aware films I've ever seen...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

January 17, 2011
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Stone elevates the material to the near sublime in its best moments.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: 3/5

November 29, 2010
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever

A comedy with a mega-talented lead star and wonderful supporting actors all left adrift by a script that vacillates between satire and social commentary but never forgets to remind you that its characters are oh-so-clever.

Full Review Source: Movie Retriever

September 17, 2010
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com

If it were not for the charming lead performance by Emma Stone anchoring this film, we would be less distracted from what a true mess it really is.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 17, 2010
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

it wasn't terrible, but it wasn't nearly as good as even the mediocre films of John Hughes

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 18, 2010
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

The whole affair is PG-13 toothless and TV slick - I kept feeling that the movie was insisting on its own embraceability, and I resisted.

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: C+

September 17, 2010
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Si la película no es una pérdida de tiempo es, en primer lugar, gracias al talento cómico de Emma Stone y a una serie de referencias a la cultura pop capaces de generar empatía en el espectador.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 2/5

January 24, 2011
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Easy A tacks on a sound message about a teenage girl's right to do with her body as she wishes; the 88 preceding minutes aren't much more relevant than, as one character snarks, "a gossip girl in a sweet valley of traveling pants."

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 14, 2010
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

A tone-deaf attempt to transplant "The Scarlet Letter" - or at least its consideration of puritanical judgment - to a contemporary high-school setting.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 2/4

September 16, 2010
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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You can't help but wonder why Olive doesn't just stay at home, work on her college applications and leave the sub-John Hughes melodramatics to a lesser Ringwald.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

September 15, 2010
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