• 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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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 4/10

September 21, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Sydney White is an Amanda Bynes comedy that shows the after-effects a long-running TV sitcom can have on an actress.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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One of the dopiest, goofiest, and yes, I guess you can say, sneezy-ist and sleepy-ist, movies of the year.

September 25, 2007
Christian Toto
Washington Times

Audiences will identify more with Sydney White's misfit cast than its bland leading lady.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2/4

February 3, 2008
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 19, 2007
Eric D. Snider

I believe the working title was OMG! The Movie.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C-

September 20, 2007
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

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 Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 3/10

March 3, 2008
Kit Bowen

He [Joe Nussbaum] pretty much directs by the numbers.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/4

October 6, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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How hard could it be to make a clever parody of Snow White? Very hard, apparently.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2007
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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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 Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2007
Adam Fendelman

The unconquerable cake for must-miss movie of the year goes to Sydney White.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 1/5

September 21, 2007
Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2007
Kim Voynar

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 Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 21, 2007
Cole Haddon
Orlando Weekly

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 Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 20, 2007
Matt Pais

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 Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 20, 2007
Jan Stuart
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Sydney White is a carnival of ethnic and social stereotypes rising up against the lily-white status quo.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

September 20, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A feeble college comedy aimed at middle schoolers.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 21, 2007
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Dorks deserve better than this. Amanda Bynes deserve better than this. Most importantly, audiences deserve better than this.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D+

September 21, 2007
Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

November 18, 2011
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle

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 Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 21, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 6, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
February 1, 2008
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