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St. Trinian's (2007)

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Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 42
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 29

Both naughtier and campier than Ronald Searle's original post war series, this St. Trinian's leans on high jinks instead of performances or witty dialogue.

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Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 10

Both naughtier and campier than Ronald Searle's original post war series, this St. Trinian's leans on high jinks instead of performances or witty dialogue.

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St Trinian's, the infamous school for "young ladies," is once again facing dire financial crisis! The bank is threatening headmistress Camilla Fritton with closure. Her unorthodox doctrine of free expression and self empowerment is also under threat from new Education Minister Geoffrey Thwaits, an old flame of Camilla's who is determined to bring discipline and order to the anarchic school. In true St Trinian style, the girls are in a league of their own -- smart, fearless and determined to

PG-13,

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Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft

Apr 14, 2008

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All Critics (42) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (29) | DVD (2)

The result is too competent to be a travesty and too ordinary to be interesting.

October 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Firth looks like he's changing his mind about being in this movie WHILE the cameras are running.

October 19, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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Every scene is so frantic and desperate to make you laugh, to be clever, to be naughty and none of it worked.

October 19, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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Anyone with a fondness for the midcentury cartoons and films that inspired this scrappy comedy will appreciate the latest trip to the titular British boarding school.

October 9, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Comment (1)
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A stunningly witless revival of the infamous British film series about a girls' boarding school.

October 9, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Bad in ways that are almost endearing...

October 9, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Post
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The actors are left grasping for laughs as the script tries to figure out just what it wants to be.

March 3, 2010 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
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... this Animal House of private girls schools is a motley misfit of a misfit comedy that offers outrageous antics in place of actual humor.

January 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Seanax.com
Seanax.com

St. Trinian's is a painless onslaught of dumb gags, gratuitous cheesecake, random movie allusions, and general nonsense, but the classy cast (which includes Gemma Arterton, Toby Jones, and Stephen Fry) helps earn it a passing grade.

October 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

I suspect this boorish, crude, often vulgar British comedy lost a great deal of its jolly credence whilst crossing the Atlantic.

October 10, 2009 Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate
SSG Syndicate

A tame, glittery spoof without a brain in its head or a character worth caring about.

October 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Critic's Notebook
Critic's Notebook

St. Trinian's is a hoot, but it's thrown-together, haphazard feel will only grate on the sensibilities of cineastes or aesthetic and moral prudes bent on decrying "yoof" culture -- although it's only moderately rude by contemporary standards.

October 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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Sadly, the level of deviance hovers around iCarly levels, as does the sophistication of the humor.

October 9, 2009 Full Review Source: UGO

Quirky British boarding-school comedy has iffy messages.

October 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

indifferent to storytelling, craft and, dare I mention, fresh ideas

October 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Rupert Everett also expertly mangles the plum role once inhabited by Alastair Sim.

October 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Audience Reviews for St. Trinian's

School Can Be A Riot.

Good movie. Quite amusing at times, the girls looked suitably..... unsuitable! I think the storyline is brillant and I also love the pranks the kids pull, they are just so imaginative! Good acting from all the kids, Firth and Everett give the film a welcome lift. This British teenage comedy is funny and pretty entertaining so go see it.

St Trinians proudly continues to represent the unacceptable face of British education. When the new Minister of Education announces he will personally sort the place out he doesn't realise either the enormity of the task or that the headmistress is an old flame. The school is anyway threatened with closure by their bank; with the staff clearly a waste of space the girls realise the responsibility to save the day falls on them. Perhaps a painting popularised by Scarlett Johansson might be the way out?
May 3, 2012
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Manu Gino

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I've not seen the old St Trinian's films from the 50's, but good to see the brand get a modern day English make over. It's pretty much what you would expect, silly over the top characters and action. It's all lighthearted fun though with a good English cast. Good for a giggle.
December 18, 2011
Deano78

Super Reviewer

Quite funny, although I liked the sequel better to this. Russell Brand was hilarious as ever though even for just a cameo appearance. Rupert Everett make a hysterical yet weird looking woman.
June 23, 2011
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Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

It's an okay romp with a bunch of bad girls trying to do the right thing by doing a very bad thing.
December 6, 2010
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    1. Chelsea: Oh my god! You want us to steal Scarlett Johansson?
    – Submitted by Jillian L (20 months ago)
    1. Kelly: You've had this coming since the day you arrived, Fritton.
    2. Annabelle Fritton: What are you going to do to me?
    3. Kelly: To give you a makeover, silly.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (23 months ago)
    1. Kelly: So, how do you feel?
    2. Annabelle Fritton: Like a St. Trinian.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (23 months ago)
    1. Flash Harry: What about the problems we had with the last batch?
    2. Flash Harry: Twins: Problems, Flash?
    3. Flash Harry: Yeah, the slightly bitter aftertaste. Y'know, people going blind after the second glass... that lady what DIED.
    4. Flash Harry: Twins: She was old, she could have gone at any time.
    5. Flash Harry: She was 38!
    – Submitted by Torie R (2 years ago)
    1. Kelly: So, how are we going to beat bedales?
    2. Celia: Magic! The kind you get in mushrooms!
    – Submitted by Torie R (2 years ago)
    1. Camilla Fritton: The ultimate price was paid by one for his sisters and his school. No greater love hath any dog but this.
    – Submitted by Torie R (2 years ago)
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