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Teeth (2007)

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79

Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 67
Fresh: 53 | Rotten: 14

Smart, original, and horrifically funny, Teeth puts a fresh feminist spin on horror movie tropes.

71

Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 21
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 6

Smart, original, and horrifically funny, Teeth puts a fresh feminist spin on horror movie tropes.

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Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 33,741

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Movie Info

High school student Dawn works hard at suppressing her budding sexuality by being the local chastity group's most active participant. Her task is made even more difficult by her bad boy stepbrother Brad's increasingly provocative behavior at home. A stranger to her own body, innocent Dawn discovers she has a toothed vagina when she becomes the object of violence. As she struggles to comprehend her anatomical uniqueness, Dawn experiences both the pitfalls and the power of being a living example

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Documentary, Horror, Comedy

Mitchell Lichtenstein

May 6, 2008

$0.2M

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All Critics (67) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (53) | Rotten (14) | DVD (3)

As amateurishly made as it is, Teeth runs on a kind of angry distrust toward boys.

November 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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I'm not sure I've ever seen rape, incest or abuse dealt with so vapidly.

November 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Whether you view it as a primordial image from the collective unconscious or a practical warning against promiscuity, vagina dentata makes an indubitably memorable impression -- and an ideal premise for a tongue-in-cheek teen horror movie.

March 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Given how thoroughly all the subtext spells out the message, then, it seems unnecessary to make the actual text so raw, grotesque and graphic.

March 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Given how thoroughly all the subtext spells out the message, then, it seems unnecessary to make the actual text so raw, grotesque and graphic. Granted, a horror movie about vagina dentata was probably never destined to be tasteful, but Lichtenstein's comp

March 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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It's definitely not for Aunt Minnie, but cult movie mavens will appreciate director Mitchell Lichtenstein's willingness to push the boundaries of bad taste.

March 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Teeth is both different enough from the usual teen trash to earn itself distinction and bold enough to go where other horrors wouldn't dare venture.

October 14, 2012 Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk
TheShiznit.co.uk

While probably too lurid and graphic for the mainstream's tastes, it's one of those films that has a genuine shot at acquiring cult classic status.

July 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

We haven't had a good vagina dentata movie in theaters lately, so it's a pleasure to see Teeth filling that particular need with such obvious relish and style.

April 28, 2011 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

It's like a punch in the face.

April 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

Writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein's low-budget horror film is...more satirical than scary...however, he ultimately delivers the gory goods.

January 21, 2009 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

Teeth is a unique hybrid of black comedy and horror movie send-up that is great good fun.

September 2, 2008 Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com

The tone of the film wavers between satire and horror-comedy, but that doesn't diminish the entertainment value of what plays like a tongue in cheek celebration of a woman who turns her imperfection into empowerment

August 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

This is an incredibly unique, dark, smart, and humorous story of a woman discovering what she is capable of.

July 22, 2008 Full Review
Sin Magazine

a witty satire that explores the state of the (female) body politic, spread-eagled between the puritanical and the priapic in a culturally confused America.

July 14, 2008
Little White Lies

It all works well enough that I wish it had been less of a cartoon.

May 19, 2008 Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

You'll have to forgive the pun, but it simply lacks bite.

May 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Comments (2)
Filmcritic.com

A well crafted clashing of sub-genres and themes that works to its advantage, making it an instant cult classic...

April 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Comment (1)
Cinema Crazed

Dawn may be the heroine of Teeth, but in the end the movie is still a little afraid of her.

March 28, 2008 Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm
LarsenOnFilm

Lichtenstein has a lot of ambitious ideas for his debut film but lacks the skills to pull any of them off

March 27, 2008 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Star Jess Weixler, exerting the command and persona of a young Meryl Streep, grants enough earnest innocence that instead of fearing Dawn, you fear for her.

March 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star

Audience Reviews for Teeth

A teenage girl who is active in the abstinence movement discovers she has fangs in her hoo-ha, much to her would-be lovers' misfortune. It would be hard to find a proper tone for this ridiculous premise; writer/director Mitchell Litchenstein decides to play it as a straight horror film, with mixed results.
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I've seen all kinds of crazy horror movies, and crazy independent movies. Most of the time, they are just stupid and outlandish, but sometimes those movies are good. "Teeth" is one of those flicks, that is ridiculous, but a lot of fun. Basically it's about a girl who has teeth in her vagina. Yup, you can only imagine what happens with that, and it's pretty gory. Not as crazy or disturbing as say "Human Centipede" , but it has just as much effect. Basically, after watching this you won't want to have sex for a while, especially if your a guy. Like most indy movies, it's low budget and slow in spots, but when stuff happens, it's both funny and insane. I had this sitting on my DVR for a while, but then my buddy Combo Cash told me about it, and if he says to watch something, you better watch it. Unless you have a queasy stomach. Want a different, original, and ludacris horror movie, then watch this bad boy.
January 28, 2013
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

I think I watched a different movie to the critics... Awful film with a terrible and childish script with characters I couldn't care less about. Not to mention the amateur and student look. Don't bother.
October 3, 2012
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    1. Dawn: I killed him
    2. Ryan: You killed someone?
    3. Dawn: Almost two.
    – Submitted by Sylvester K (20 months ago)
    1. Tobey Cobb: I haven't jerked off since Easter!
    – Submitted by Calisha H (2 years ago)
    1. Dawn: That's what the ring is all about. The way it wraps around your finger - that's to remind you to keep your gift wrapped. Wrapped... until the day... you trade it in for that other ring. That gold ring. Get it?
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. Dawn: That's what the ring is all about. The way it wraps around your finger - that's to remind you to keep your gift wrapped. Wrapped... until the day... you trade it in for that other ring. That gold ring. Get it?
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. Dr. Godfrey: It's true! Vagina Dentata!
    – Submitted by Danielle M (3 years ago)
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