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St. Trinian's Reviews

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
March 3, 2010
The actors are left grasping for laughs as the script tries to figure out just what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
January 27, 2010
... this Animal House of private girls schools is a motley misfit of a misfit comedy that offers outrageous antics in place of actual humor.
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
October 19, 2009
The result is too competent to be a travesty and too ordinary to be interesting.
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
October 19, 2009
Firth looks like he's changing his mind about being in this movie WHILE the cameras are running.
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
October 19, 2009
Every scene is so frantic and desperate to make you laugh, to be clever, to be naughty and none of it worked.
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
October 14, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
October 10, 2009
I suspect this boorish, crude, often vulgar British comedy lost a great deal of its jolly credence whilst crossing the Atlantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
October 10, 2009
A tame, glittery spoof without a brain in its head or a character worth caring about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 9, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 9, 2009
A stunningly witless revival of the infamous British film series about a girls' boarding school.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
October 9, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2009
Sadly, the level of deviance hovers around iCarly levels, as does the sophistication of the humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 9, 2009
Bad in ways that are almost endearing...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 8, 2009
Quirky British boarding-school comedy has iffy messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 8, 2009
It's an impressive bit of slumming by some name actors revisiting a childhood favorite -- a bit as if Hollywood had somehow convinced William Hurt to help restart Lost in Space, or Robert De Niro to do a Bullwinkle movie. Oh, wait.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 8, 2009
Sadly, the movie is a zoo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
October 8, 2009
indifferent to storytelling, craft and, dare I mention, fresh ideas
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
October 6, 2009
With the right attitude this cheerfully calculated effort to update the old girl for a tween market can be enjoyed in all its endearing awfulness, as a loony High School Musical with posher accents and a lot more going on upstairs.
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
October 5, 2009
Rupert Everett also expertly mangles the plum role once inhabited by Alastair Sim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 28, 2009
Rowdy 12-year-old British girls might get some modicum of narcissistic pleasure from "St. Trinian's" (loosely based on Ronald Searle's WWII era cartoons), but no one else will.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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