• PG-13, 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Joe Nussbaum
    In Theaters:
    Sep 21, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 22, 2008
  • Universal Pictures


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Sydney White Reviews

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

This surprisingly clever coed reworking of Snow White does for dorks what Revenge of the Nerds did for, well, you know.

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: B

February 22, 2008
Clint Morris

rather clever! Bynes is her usual bubbly, entertaining-self

Full Review Source: Moviehole | Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2008
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A decent vehicle for Bynes.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

November 1, 2007
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Despite a predictable and formulaic storyline, there are enough genuine laugh-inducing moments... that Sydney White is rarely boring if not exactly fresh or original.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

October 22, 2007
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...pretty standard mean-girls stuff, made enjoyable by the deft casting of Bynes...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

October 5, 2007
Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media

Tween star hits college; drinking, hazing ensue.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

October 1, 2007
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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A perky and chaste Y.A. update on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 26, 2007
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Whoever thought to merge "Snow White" with "Revenge of the Nerds" had a clever idea there. And you can watch it unfold in "Sydney White."

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

September 25, 2007
Lael Loewenstein
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...should satisfy Bynes fans looking for a pleasant, innocuous follow-up to her last vehicle.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 25, 2007
Bill Gibron

Perfect for the kids and inviting for adults, Sydney White is a surprisingly effective film that produces nothing but piles of smiles - and Amanda Bynes is the reason why.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 22, 2007
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Screenwriter Chad Gomez Creasey cutely updates the 'Snow White' fairy tale (instead of a magic mirror, Rachel consults a MySpace popularity poll) and writes scenes that play up Bynes' bubbly personality.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Laura Kern
New York Times
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Ms. Bynes, with her cherubic face, expressive eyes and comic timing, helps create a positive, pleasing diversion that caters to the geek in all of us.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 21, 2007
Adam Schubak
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Sydney White is an adorably clever re-thinking of a classic fairy tale.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

In Sydney White, [Bynes] actually has decent material to work with -- the Snow White concept is clever and the dialogue is fairly sharp.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 21, 2007
Pam Grady

Completely undemanding and entirely predictable, this Amanda Bynes vehicle, nevertheless, offers plenty of charm, a lot of laughs, and that rarest of commodities, a smart, independent, can-do heroine.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Snow White joins a sorority and gets some Revenge of the Nerds friends in Sydney White, a cute comedy for girls.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 21, 2007
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Its silly Snow White allusions aside, Sydney White is a simple but amiable modern fairy tale about a young woman (Amanda Bynes) who heads off to college determined to pledge her dead mom's sorority.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 21, 2007
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Sydney White is actually one of the better Amanda Bynes vehicles. Yes, it is silly, and there's more sexually suggestive humor than you might prefer. But there's also some charm to it all.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 21, 2007
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun

A charmer that boldly marches where lesser movies -- at least since the heyday of John Hughes -- fear to tread.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: B-

September 21, 2007
Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
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Bynes is captivating despite a role that does not give her much to do but display tomboyish good spirit behind some really unfortunate hair and make-up.

Full Review | Original Score: B-

September 21, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
February 1, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 6, 2007
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