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Poison Ivy Reviews

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
February 11, 2008
Ambiguous and intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2008
Offbeat and compelling neo-noir.

TV Guide
February 11, 2008
Poison Ivy strikes a pleasing balance between emotion and ambiguity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Time Out
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.
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
February 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 18, 2003
Sinsiter and savvy psychodrama
Widgett Walls
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
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
I'm still transfixed by little Gertie's devilish deeds!
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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?
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Variety Staff
February 11, 2008
Unfortunate thesps take it all very seriously, while technical aspects are emptily polished.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 11, 2008
Drew Barrymore stars in a melodrama that borders on high-class kiddie porn.
Emanuel Levy
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+
Michael Dequina
September 14, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 22, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 26, 2003
Sleazy teen thriller isn't as much fun as it should be
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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