Sydney White Reviews

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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
September 21, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 19, 2007
Sydney White is an Amanda Bynes comedy that shows the after-effects a long-running TV sitcom can have on an actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 25, 2007
One of the dopiest, goofiest, and yes, I guess you can say, sneezy-ist and sleepy-ist, movies of the year.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
February 3, 2008
Audiences will identify more with Sydney White's misfit cast than its bland leading lady.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 19, 2007
Once upon a time, Amanda Bynes made a movie called Sydney White that so lazily transplanted Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to a college setting that it made one pine for a poison apple.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 20, 2007
I believe the working title was OMG! The Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
Sydney helps a group of geeks with the most mundane tasks, such as tying shoes, and waking up and there isn't one ounce of believability in the journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
October 6, 2007
He [Joe Nussbaum] pretty much directs by the numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 21, 2007
How hard could it be to make a clever parody of Snow White? Very hard, apparently.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 21, 2007
Sydney White's message of embracing all kinds of people and not quaking in fear of the elite and popular is a sound one, but each twist and turn is so telegraphed and expected that the story feels wan and the comedy feeble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Fendelman
HollywoodChicago.com
September 21, 2007
The unconquerable cake for must-miss movie of the year goes to Sydney White.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune
September 21, 2007
Sydney White, according to its producers, is a sequel to Hilary Duff's A Cinderella Story, and it shares with that 2004 film the vacuum-like ability to suck the fun out of a fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kim Voynar
Cinematical
September 21, 2007
By the end of the film, if you haven't figured out that the film is supposed to be a remake of a fairy tale, the film has walloped you about the head and shoulders with that point so frequently you'd have to be willfully not paying attention to miss it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Cole Haddon
Orlando Weekly
September 20, 2007
It is, or claims to be, a revisionist take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, something you'll forget until the movie bluntly hits you with Snow White symbolism every 20 minutes or so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
September 20, 2007
Confirms [Bynes'] status as Hollywood's go-to gal for oblivious tomboys who treat everything that happens to them as if it's, like, so confusing and awkward.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
September 20, 2007
Sydney White is a carnival of ethnic and social stereotypes rising up against the lily-white status quo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 21, 2007
A feeble college comedy aimed at middle schoolers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 21, 2007
Dorks deserve better than this. Amanda Bynes deserve better than this. Most importantly, audiences deserve better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle
September 21, 2007
From the contrived romance to the hazy lavender eye make-up that Sydney sports in every scene, there's nothing real about this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 6, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
February 1, 2008
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