The House Bunny Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
This is completely and utterly Faris' film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
An utterly predictable and formulaic comedy given a huge kick in the keester courtesy of its effervescent star.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 10, 2009
...it's hard to deny the effectiveness of Anna Faris' energetically go-for-broke performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 6, 2009
Why the film works: Anna. Faris.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 17, 2008
The result isn't very funny, and its sexual politics are as muddled as you'd expect, but Faris is sweet and likable as the sort of wise dumbbell Judy Holliday used to play.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
December 14, 2008
Not funny, not sexy, not even obnoxious enough to get anyone worked up, The House Bunny truly establishes a new low water mark for 2008 cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 38/100
November 9, 2008
The flatness of humor comes from the directing and timing, rather than necessarily the dialogue or actor skill. More than once I thought to myself, "That joke totally could have worked."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 10, 2008
There's a sublimely goofy tone to this profoundly inept film that keeps us smiling from start to finish
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 10, 2008
With strong comic performances and some good laughs, The House Bunny is fluffy, forgettable fun, but it's no Legally Blonde.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
October 10, 2008
This silly comedy has a few decent jokes in its otherwise dim screenplay. However, its parody is as toothless as Hefner probably is by now.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
October 10, 2008
One could be forgiven for thinking that the American college system is merely one big popularity contest. Certainly, no one does anything outrageous like read a book.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Sun Online
October 10, 2008
It is all so cheesy, The Sneak almost felt like not wanting to be a film critic anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
October 10, 2008
Every banality is trotted out right on cue, from the makeover montage to the awkward first date, to the usual hoary old moral about being true to yourself, making this one bunny due for the casserole pot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
October 10, 2008
Depressingly for a film written by two women, it's relentlessly sexist in its insistence that, in order to attract men, women must appear brainless and dress like a hooker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Heart 106.2
October 10, 2008
It is not a classic and it's not going to win any awards but it is great, simple, stupid fun - it does exactly what it says on the tin.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chris Hicks
Total Film
October 10, 2008
Fish-out-of-water formulaics are lifted by a starlet on the up. The story is pure bubblegum, but surrender to the silliness and you'll be endeared. A must for anyone who's been hanging on for Legally Blonde 3.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
October 10, 2008
Without Anna Faris - undoubtedly the best thing in Scary Movies - this would be just another superficial wheeze about the perils of superficiality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
October 10, 2008
For all Faris's buoyancy, this is nowhere near as good as Legally Blonde, or all the other vaguely grrl-power teen movies it mimics.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 10, 2008
Less than awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Christopher
Times [UK]
October 10, 2008
But there is a lunatic sense of adventure about Fred Wolf's saucy comedy, and it smothers all sorts of unforgiveable sins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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