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Josie and the Pussycats Reviews

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Top Critic
Joe Leydon
April 18, 2007
This is one sharp pussycat.
Dan Jardine
March 11, 2004
Boasts a self-referential irreverence that gleefully attacks pop culture by using members of pop culture
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Once again the nostalgia of our youth has been strip-mined for a Hollywood remake . . . At least this one doesn't have any CGI talking-dog monstrosities in it
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
The best praise I can offer is it could have been worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
Not necessarily the best film, those who remember the original series and have an interest in pop culture humor should find something in Josie to enjoy.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 22, 2002
Josie and the Pussycats moves like one of its songs, fast, sexy, and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Amusing comedy that transcends its all-too-obvious silliness thanks to a trio of sweet performances, some catchy songs and some spot-on gags at the expense of teen culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Send the teens to this one. See it yourself if you're in the mood for something that won't require much of you.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The result is a frothy but irresistible movie that brims with bubbly spirit, wicked wit and punk-flavored pop tunes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 15, 2002
This sounds like a disaster along the lines of "Dudley Do-Right," but writer-directors Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont pull off a surprisingly spry spoof of the very way pop culture - especially music - is marketed to teenagers.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
This playful film adaptation of the '70s Archie comic strip strikes a sporadic chord.
October 28, 2001
Some viewers will be put off by the childishness of this picture. I was attracted to it.
| Original Score: 3/4
Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine
August 3, 2001
While this may not be high art, this is still one of the most consistently entertaining films you're likely to see all summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 15, 2001
Who would have thought that one of the most perceptive teen comedies for years would feature a bunch of young women who started out in Archie comics?
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 23, 2001
While the script's basic outline is lame, it delivers some funny dialogue and pithy music industry observations
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 19, 2001
If you plant your tongue firmly in your cheek, you will pick up the subliminal radio signals that allow you to enjoy yourself at this movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.0
Shay Casey
Jacksonville Film Journal
May 17, 2001
Josie and the Pussycats carries a sort of lively playfulness that winds up fairly addictive in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ted Murphy
May 6, 2001
Keeping in mind that the film is based on comic book characters, the overall result is better than most ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Dequina
May 5, 2001
Soft but no less entertaining (and very timely) satire on commercialism in contemporary society, , particularly in the burgeoning teen pop music market.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
April 30, 2001
Nearly every frame is bursting with wickedly ironic commentary on our logo-addled, celebrity-obsessed, eternally youth-targeted society.
August 12, 2002
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
April 13, 2001
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