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Jawbreaker Reviews

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
The humour is weak and its black, VERY black giving it a limited appeal.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
February 28, 2007
Lame shock scenes, crucial plot points inserted without setups, and an unsuccessful attempt to exploit the camp value of some actors cast in minor parts are the least of the problems in this black comedy.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The only good thing about Jawbreaker is The Donnas. They rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
The producers of this film, which depicts teen-age girls as an assemblage of negative stereotypes, are female. Can females practice misogyny?
Dragan Antulov
October 11, 2004
Teenagers, as well as the rest of the audience, really don't need to insulted.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 12, 2003
Mildly diverting rip-off of the far superior, Heathers.
| Original Score: 3/5
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Death and comedy rarely mix, and this tedious and painfully un-funny effort by director Darren Stein is no exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
November 7, 2002
Only the soundtrack (the Donnas, Imperial Teen) and the irrepressible McGowan make it fractionally more bearable.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 6, 2002
Jawbreaker was better the first time it was released. Of course, it was called Heathers back then.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
November 6, 2002
It's a tired lousy movie, a terrible twosome that deserves your heartfelt indifference.
Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The most unfortunate thing about Jawbreaker has to be its blatant imitation of 1989's vastly superior Heathers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Not quite a satire, not quite an homage, Jawbreaker falls into a third category: audaciously unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Smells of something trying much too hard with too little to show for the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Unoriginal. Not particularly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Not particularly funny or trenchant.
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Too dark to be funny and plagued by abyss-sized holes in the plot, slavish dialogue and sketch-quality acting, Jawbreaker is a 15 minute idea stretched into a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A synthetic yet shrill sadomasochistic cartoon!
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Why sit through a lesser imitation, when you could just rent Heathers and those other movies for a far more enjoyable time?
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
It all looks great, but really...who cares?
| Original Score: 6/10
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Director Darren Stein is so busy throwing in pop icons and arch, self-conscious references to the high-school-is-hell subgenre that he forgets to craft an original black comedy.
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