• 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

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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A comedy that lacks both the verbal sophistication of its source and the sexual sophistication of its target audience.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 18, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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There I sit, suffering total numbness of body and brain, no longer having to wonder what it might be like to be buried alive in gooey marshmallow.

| Original Score: 1/4

March 21, 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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 18, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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She's the Man has a certain charm and is sure to appeal to tweens, at least the female variety.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2006
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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More often than not it's the slapstick elements, predictably occasioned by gender confusion, that get the laughs.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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If music be the food of [teen] love, play on. Just so long as Amanda Bynes is the player.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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She's the Man is a bit of a mess.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 17, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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No one under 12 need rush out to see She's the Man.

| Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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A cross-dressing comedy that's all dressing can only, well, leave you cross.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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She's the Man retains much of Twelfth Night's discombobulation and many of its names but is aimed, unlike the original, at the cherry-lip-gloss demographic.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 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
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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It's not Shakespeare. It isn't even The O.C. But She's the Man still has enough energy to make it slightly better than the usual teen comedy throwaway.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Movies such as She's the Man are almost beyond anyone's rating system. Tweens, at least those who are allowed to attend PG-13 movies, may have fun; no one else need apply.

| Original Score: C-

March 17, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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She's the Man, modeled on that gender-bending Shakespeare masterpiece, is harmless fun for the 12-year-olds who should make up the core audience.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2006
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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You don't have to know Twelfth Night to have fun at She's the Man. But brushing up on your Shakespeare can be good for a few inside chuckles.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

March 17, 2006
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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As you can imagine, sticking a girl dressed up as a boy into a dorm with hunky boys lusting for girls is the stuff of comic mix-ups, and in She's the Man, we have plenty.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I didn't for one second believe the plot of She's the Man,but I did believe for the entire movie that Amanda Bynes was lovable.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 17, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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She's the Man, a screwball comedy that made me wish I were 13 again, because this is precisely the kind of movie I would have gone nuts for in the ninth grade.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

March 17, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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This is a perfectly pleasant, entertaining and often witty romp with engaging performances.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2006
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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There's a sweetness about it that wins you over.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 16, 2006
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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The ensuing complications -- romantic, social, sporty -- are modeled on Twelfth Night, although the tone of the movie (hysterical peppiness) and style of acting (emphatic grotesquerie) are more suited to campy Off Broadway musicals.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

March 16, 2006
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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The humor is pretty much what you'd expect.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

March 16, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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While I liked She's the Man, I liked it better when it was called Just One of the Boys, a semi-forgotten 1985 farce.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2006
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Confusion runs amok. But it's all upbeat, oh-so-cute confusion.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 16, 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
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The machinery of Shakespeare's cross-dressing lark is so airtight that it works, even with the flip fidelity paid to the original by the writers of She's the Man.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 16, 2006
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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She's the Man amounts to little more than softcore porn for the tween set, with aesthetics ripped from the pages of the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 16, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Bynes, with her chipmunk cheeks and goggly eyes, comes off more like some bizarre third sex -- Davy Jones after an infusion of estrogen.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

March 15, 2006
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Its star's interpretation of teenage manhood for some reason involves talking like an effeminate Alabaman.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

March 15, 2006
Jordan Harper
Village Voice
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Amanda Bynes...tackles the lead role of Viola/Sebastian with enough enthusiasm to wring laughs from the retread story.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 14, 2006
Robert Koehler
Variety
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She's the Man gathers up enough energy and likeable goodwill that it almost skirts past some extremely strained passages in which Bynes plays out being a boy.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 14, 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
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