• PG-13, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Andy Fickman
    In Theaters:
    Mar 17, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 18, 2006
  • DreamWorks SKG


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She's the Man Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

Hollywood should give pre-teens more credit; they read Shakespeare, and even comprehend the intricacies of the stories.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 25, 2006
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

It's stupid, dull and toothless, and a classic example of why the next generation is increasingly staying away from the movie theaters. Is this all Hollywood thinks of them?

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 22, 2006
James Berardinelli
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As was proven with 10 Things I Hate about You, it is possible to re-imagine the Bard in a modern high school setting, but She's the Man doesn't do it well.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Bynes, as likable and energetic as she is, is about as masculine as Tinker Bell and just can't pull off the male transfer. It's impossible to believe classmates might believe she's a guy, but maybe they could mistake her for Velma from "Scooby-Doo."

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

March 16, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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She's the Man fails to exploit the myriad comedic possibilities, settling instead for broad, unconvincing slapstick aimed at 12-year-olds and gags Shakespeare would have rejected as ancient.

March 10, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Mere words cannot convey how awful Bynes is at playing a girl playing a boy.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

March 20, 2006
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Loses the most important part of Shakespeare: his insight into human behavior.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 16, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

At least Andy Fickman's proto-feminist romp has the wherewithal to score some of its female empowerment action to a bubblegum pop/rock rendition of The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

March 16, 2006
Eric D. Snider

The protagonist's stupidity is a powerful, brutish force, a fog that hangs over the entire film like a stench.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: F

March 16, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The movie is noisy, obnoxious and wildly overacted, as if Fickman planned it to play only on a Sony PSP.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

May 12, 2006
Joshua Tyler

Is being a Paul Walker protégé really all that desirable?

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 16, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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As in Bynes' 2003 film What a Girl Wants, She's the Man wraps her up in a tidy romantic-comedy package with a generically non-threatening piece of Teen Beat eye candy.

| Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2006
David Cornelius

The utter absence of humor, charm, originality, or intelligence leaves this to rank among the worst of all recent teen comedies.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

July 18, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

I can't wait to see Lindsay Lohan do a version of Hamlet.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

April 11, 2006
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

watching it helps you realize that you're not 12 anymore, and you can't be watching movies like this. Unless, of course, you're still 12, so you'll probably be cheering for Amanda Bynes

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 31, 2006
Matt Pais

Energetic but lacking the wit of 10 Things I Hate About You,it requires a suspension of disbelief that only comes from taking too many soccer balls to the head.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2006
Willie Waffle

we get treated to more mistaken identities than a bad episode of Three's Company (a Cindy Snow/Jenilee Harrison-era episode, not the classic comedy of Suzanne Somers).

Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com | Original Score: 2/4

March 16, 2006
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Bynes is just never believable as a guy, really, but she's got so much confidence she very nearly bluffs her way through.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C

March 17, 2006
Susan Granger

Cutsey and wholesome, filled with silly, superficial slapstick, it turns out to be far more cheesy than it should.

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 5/10

March 17, 2006
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Once again, Hollywood makes the mistaken assumption that cribbing Shakespearean plots and dumping the poetry will somehow download the Bard's brilliance.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 16, 2006
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 18, 2008
Peter Bradshaw
October 18, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 18, 2006

Baltimore Sun
March 18, 2006
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