Mermaids Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
The delightful Ryder, billing notwithstanding, is really the star.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Self-conscious, eccentric...
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Miss Ryder is so good, in fact, that "Mermaids" might have dared to be a tougher, more satisfying movie than the stylish sitcom it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I found a lot of it preposterous, but I enjoyed that quality. Why do we look at movies? To learn lessons and see life reflected back at us? Sometimes. But sometimes we simply sit there in the dark, stupefied by the spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Having made something of a specialty of woe-is-me, adolescent angst, Ryder finds a deeper level here, a level of comedy with something genuinely painful mixed in.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's awash in mediocrity, waterlogged with innocuousness and redeemed only occasionally by sweet-faced Ryder.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
December 14, 1990
There's something a little insulting about a contemporary movie that reduces women to either trashy bimbos or repressed virgins.
Full Review | Original Score: D+