John Tucker Must Die Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 28, 2006
... the movie loses its meanness in its last third, a cop-out that robs it of the reason for making it and giving it such a nasty title
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
August 2, 2006
If we're going to abandon any sense of storytelling or intelligence, couldn't we at the very least do it with cheerful cardboard cutouts? Nice people can be dumb too.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 29, 2006
The jokes are obvious and unfunny, the storyline goes nowhere that's interesting or unexpected, and the only chemistry happens in a science lab.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 31, 2006
Cliche ridden and bland
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
July 28, 2006
Hopeful cinephiles might long for pitch-black satire a la Heathers ... but this by-the-book high school revenge comedy has the spine of a wet ramen noodle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 28, 2006
Despite a bold and promising title, John Tucker Must Die lacks the courage of its convictions.
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 13, 2007
Rarely has a title promised so much, and delivered so little. John Tucker Must Die is toothless, gormless, witless, and, worst of all, deathless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
August 21, 2006
Had it mined edgier territory and stuck to its guns, it would've proven a more engaging vehicle than the mild laugher we have here
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
July 28, 2006
Bless her heart, but Thomas is a 58 year-old director making a movie that is meant for tween slumber parties. It's an uphill battle she can't fight in good faith, leaving Tucker a dreary, autopilot directing job.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
July 28, 2006
In the typical vein of high school teen movies full of joie de vivre, John Tucker Must Die is unadulterated fluff. Derivative but somewhat amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 22, 2009
Designed as an ultimate revenge fantasy "John Tucker Must Die" is a moderately funny teen comedy with a few flashes of bawdy humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Emerson
RogerEbert.com
July 28, 2006
John Tucker Must Die isn't half bad. It's about two-fifths bad, mostly toward the incoherent ending, but that ratio is... well, not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 28, 2006
... a dreary female revenge timewaster that steals from so many and returns so little.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 28, 2006
John Tucker Must Die is trying to be Mean Girls with a more pointed purpose, but it's less fun than it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
July 29, 2006
Idiotic, unimaginative, lazy and tedious to boot, John Tucker Must Die should be more of a wishful command than a simple-minded title to a klutzy comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Succeeds in being passable romance comedy entertainment.
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
July 31, 2006
Its storyline is very predictable and cliché but teen girls will no doubt have a good time with this movie anyway. Parents on the other hand (especially dads out there), who get stuck in theater with their kids, may want to bring a flask with them to help
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
July 27, 2006
These ladies say 'John Tucker' so much you wonder if they think that's his first name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
July 27, 2006
some of the most entertaining trailers and commercials of the year, but they should have hired that editor to make the whole movie
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
August 5, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 18, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 19, 2006
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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July 29, 2006

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July 29, 2006
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August 6, 2006

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January 5, 2007
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