Jennifer's Body Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 29, 2012
Think Mean Girls making out with Teen Wolf on the set of The Faculty. Or something.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
March 25, 2011
In trying to create a modern horror take on Mean Girls (2004), in which the protagonists redefine their rivalries through physical instead of verbal viciousness, she has merely delivered an updated, dumbed-down rehash of Carrie (1976).
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 7, 2010
Much to the chagrin of the randy male teens that Jennifer's Body is meant to lure into theatres, they're offered nary a glimpse of Ms. Fox's naked glories.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cris Kennedy
Screenwize
July 4, 2010
With women calling the shots on this production, I'm sure we're supposed to think this is empowerment, but I'm not sure this is what feminism is really about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 30, 2010
Has substantial bite.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2010
Kusama and Cody don't fully succeed in making Jennifer's Body as clever as intended, but...they unleash some potent ideas and subvert the genre
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 18, 2010
Jennifer's Body's parts aren't working, so in its bid to become a clever cult movie, it ends up looking like it's trying too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
January 8, 2010
Just when we think we 'get' where Cody and Kusama are taking us, they thwart expectations and cinematic standards%u2026but not always in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 7, 2010
Jennifer's Body is full of ideas, but it doesn't have much in the way of tonal control.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 7, 2010
Jennifer's Body is not funny, nor is it sexy (the girls keep their clothes on), nor is it scary (it's all just special effects).
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 3, 2010
Some weakly constructed things are better left asleep in their coffins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 3, 2010
Like a sloppy episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
January 2, 2010
Diablo Cody and director Karyn Kusama seem less interested in cheap scares than in something more substantive: exploring the purgatorial existence of teens caught between being kids and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
December 23, 2009
By the time we know what's wrong with Jennifer's body, we just don't care. Movie just sucks the life out of horror fans. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 12, 2009
Attempting to instill wit into a witless horror flick, Diablo Cody shows that her faux-hip dialogue does not a feature make.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
December 6, 2009
Devil's Kettle might as well have been called Crock Pot.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Edward Porter
Times [UK]
November 13, 2009
Jennifer is dead-eyed and impassive, but a good actress might yet have played her in a lively, knowing way. Fox's dead-eyed impassiveness seems all too much her own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
November 13, 2009
The film is not without merit and has more corpses and red corpuscles than the anaemic Twilight series of vampire flicks.
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
November 9, 2009
There's not a moment in Jennifer's Body that's intentionally scary, and the characters never reach beyond the level of stereotype.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
November 6, 2009
By tapping in to the same vein of 'hormonal horror' as the excellent 'Ginger Snaps', this offers a witty, subversive look at the darker side of teen friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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