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Heathers Reviews

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Maria Llull
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
After Columbine, this dark comedy isn't as funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 31, 2010
Heathers locates the emotional totalitarianism lurking in a prom queen's heart.
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 31, 2010
A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
July 22, 2010
Heathers, with all its flagrant masochism and violence, is a throwback to a more innocent time, where such films could be made and still be deemed over the top fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
August 11, 2008
... the film paints high school as a veritable hell where the only way to alleviate suffering is by making others suffer more.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 15, 2008
Two decades later, Heathers is so on the money, with its vague but unmistakable parallels to several school shootings, that it could never be made today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 1, 2008
So grab your croquet mallet, load up on "Ich luge" bullets, and crank up the Big Fun: Heathers is a motion picture that continues to impress and disturb, even 20 years after release.
Full Review | Original Score: A

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 18, 2007
Dark, cynical, but deliciously funny, Heathersis a fascinating look not just at high school but at the way we look at high school.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
July 18, 2007
A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.
June 20, 2007
fantastic
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 4, 2006
Lehmann's audacious feature debute transforms teen suicide into a wild and mean satire with a giddy tone. Good year for indies: The movie premiered at Sundance in 1989, along with sex, lies and videotape, thus heralding Gen-X Cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film uses an intimate knowledge of teen-movie clichés to subvert their debased values from the inside.
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
An amazing black satire filled with vicious biting words that snap like firecrackers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
January 15, 2005
Scathing and hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 28, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
Viciously delicious cult classic, flip side of "The Breakfast Club."
| Original Score: 4/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
September 19, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 17, 2004
Director Michael Lehmann and writer Daniel Waters keep things dark and tasty, and the dialogue and high school politics still resonate with a sharp sting.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 31, 2012
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Variety
February 23, 2012
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
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