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Poison Ivy Reviews

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February 11, 2008
Ambiguous and intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2008
Offbeat and compelling neo-noir.
February 11, 2008
Poison Ivy strikes a pleasing balance between emotion and ambiguity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 11, 2008
Unfortunate thesps take it all very seriously, while technical aspects are emptily polished.
February 11, 2008
Drew Barrymore stars in a melodrama that borders on high-class kiddie porn.
October 9, 2006
Shea's arty-trashy exploitation film is an amalgam of Fatal Attraction, Stepfather, and Pasolini's Teorema, in all of which the order of a middle-class is disrupted by a depraved interloper, if only the script were better
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Its willingness to take risks, and its insights into the frailties and confusions of teenage friendships, lift the film right out of the rut.
July 18, 2003
Sinsiter and savvy psychodrama
June 26, 2003
Sleazy teen thriller isn't as much fun as it should be
| Original Score: 2/5
September 24, 2002
If Drew Barrymore hadn't been so good at being bad, then this truly would have been bad. But luckily, she was good--and so it's decent. You got all that?
| Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2002
I'm still transfixed by little Gertie's devilish deeds!
| Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2001
Why settle for the usual walk around the exploitation block when Shea offers a wild ride with the top down into uncharted territory?
January 1, 2000
There is scarcely a moment in the movie when the story works as fiction; I was always aware of the casting, of the mood-setting devices, of the stylistic borrowings from Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
For the most part the actors' work seems incomplete because their characters are cut off before they can fully blossom.
January 1, 2000
Aanybody hoping to be titillated by it will almost certainly be terribly disappointed.
Read More | Original Score: 50/100
January 1, 2000
Grab the calamine lotion, quick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
...so over the top it can hardly be taken seriously.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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