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Whatever It Takes Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 25, 2003
What you're actually hearing is the sound of a really old coot preaching a very practised sermon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
Yet another leaden, witless, cliché-drunk, teen romantic comedy.
January 1, 2000
The lightest, most forgettable item yet backed by Phoenix Pictures.
January 1, 2000
What was that movie that finds humor in someone barfing on someone else? Give me a minute, it's on the tip of my tongue! Whatever It Takes.
January 1, 2000
The script's way of handling its romantic complications is unusually obtuse and insensitive.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 1, 2000
Whatever It Takes takes old tale, ruins it.
January 1, 2000
Falls flat with unbelievably bad scenes that are also just plain unbelievable.
January 1, 2000
This is the cinematic equivalent of those over-the-hill jocks who show up at their high school's game wearing a mothballed letter-jacket.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
An assembly-line high-school comedy that flunks miserably in all three subjects.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Like some kind of perverse cinematic plague, the teen comedies keep coming, each looking like a more washed-out xerox of the last one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
A cinematic sour ball posing as bubblegum teen comedy.
January 1, 2000
The geeky sidekicks in Whatever It Takes are no better or worse than those in a dozen other teen movies of recent vintage, but they get the job done.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
There's something sweet and delightfully anarchic about it.
January 1, 2000
You -- yes, you -- can write a teen comedy. Whatever It Takes is proof.
January 1, 2000
The producers ... settle for the most obvious load of formula stuff in a numbingly cliched teen comedy pivoting on a lot of plastic angst over who'll take whom to the prom.
January 1, 2000
West, Franco, O'Keefe and Sokoloff are fine. It's just the dynamic of the callous jock/lovable oddball/stuck-up slut/sweet kid that reeks like a stale gym locker.
January 1, 2000
Lame script.
January 1, 2000
Although the leads are appealing, you're better off watching them for free on the little screen, in Once and Again....
January 1, 2000
Emotional falsehood permeates the picture, but at least the young actors are appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Tepid, predictable fantasy.
January 1, 2000
If you saw a single John Hughes movie from the 1980s, you've already seen this territory covered with more style and insight.
January 1, 2000
Still another movie arguing that the American teenager's IQ level hovers in the low 90s.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4