Never Been Kissed Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
A genuinely sweet and romantic story for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
August 7, 2007
Drew Barrymore's virtuoso performance smooths over the plot holes.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
The most exhilarating American movie I have seen this year -- which isn't saying much.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The material is pretty much the same as She's All That and the other recent high school movies, but Barrymore has the big screen stuff to pull it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Barrymore again displays her remarkable ability to get the audience rooting for her singular blend of vulnerability and sunny optimism.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
This is an okay date flick. It's somewhat forgettable, like high school should be, but possessing a few moments it'll be tough to get out of your head.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
A surprisingly solid and entertaining teen flick
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 12, 2003
The less Never Been Kissed forces its material, the more enjoyable it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Barrymore demonstrates an acute sensitivity to the angst of adolescence, and handles it with kid gloves.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
The deft script and solid performances turn what could have been empty piffle into remarkably entertaining piffle that'll leave you smiling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
September 9, 2002
Thanks to Barrymore's goodhearted presence, Josie's comic emotional journey has plenty of mass appeal.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
This kind of dippy, silly drivel has no right to succeed, yet it does...
John Wrathall
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
The script efficiently contrives a spiral of dilemmas and challenges to bring about Josie's ultimate blossoming.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
The heart-affecting finale of Never Been Kissed turns the sports shrine of the pitcher's mound into a shrine for love.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
While Never Been Kissed belongs heart and soul to Barrymore, Sobieski's natural poise and assurance reminds us that her own prime time is not so very far away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Never Been Kissed is a good romantic comedy, thanks mainly to Drew Barrymore's fabulous performance as a clumsy reporter trying to fit in as an undercover high school student.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Barrymore and Arquette take their performances to heart and are clearly having a ball with the material, but it's Gosnell's solid direction that keeps the film afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 1, 2000
Drew Barrymore is an American treasure.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Good-natured fun!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
There isn't a movie actress I get a bigger kick out of watching right now than Drew Barrymore.

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

Boxoffice Magazine
October 18, 2008
Mac Verstandig
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 18, 2008
Ray Pride
Newcity
January 1, 2000
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