10 Things I Hate About You

1999

10 Things I Hate About You

Critics Consensus

Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger add strong performances to an unexpectedly clever script, elevating 10 Things (slightly) above typical teen fare.

68%

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69%

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User Ratings: 32,104,911
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Popular, pretty Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) is in dilemma. A family rule forbids her from dating until her unpopular, rebellious, boy-hating older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) gets a suitor of her own. In an attempt to win Bianca, a potential boyfriend (Andrew Keegan) desperately attempts to set Kat up with Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), another rebel whom may just be able to win Kat's heart.

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Cast

Larisa Oleynik
as Bianca Stratford
Julia Stiles
as Katarina Stratford
Heath Ledger
as Patrick Verona
Andrew Keegan
as Joey Donner
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
as Cameron James
David Krumholtz
as Michael Eckman
Larry Miller
as Walter Stratford
Allison Janney
as Ms. Perky
David Leisure
as Mr. Chapin
Eric Reidman
as Audio Visual Guy
Quinn Maixner
as Beautiful Jock
Demegio Kimbrough
as Coffee Kid No. 1
Todd Butler
as Coffee Kid No. 2
Benjamin Laurence
as Wimpy Loser
Aidan Kennedy
as Laughing Loser
Jelani Quinn
as Crying Loser
Heather Taylor
as Drunken Girl
Aaron Therol
as Detention Student
Alice Evans
as Perky Girl
Bianca Kajlich
as Coffee Girl
Nick Vukelic
as Drugged Out Loser
Jesse Dyer
as Screaming Loser
J.R. Johnson
as MBA at Party
Ari Karczag
as Kissing Guy
Jesper Inglis
as Buckaroo Bartender
Monique Powell
as Save Ferris Singer
Brian Mashburn
as Save Ferris Singer
Kay Hanley
as Letter to Cleo Singer
Michael Eisenstein
as Letter to Cleo Singer
Craig Hoskins
as Helicopter Pilot
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  • Jan 07, 2013
    10 Things I Hate About You is the rare movie that successfully modernizes Shakespeare, and despite feeling a little predictable it's still an above-average romantic comedy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Cameron, a new student at Padua high school who falls for sophomore Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik). However, Bianca's father won't let her date anybody until her beautiful but bitter older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) has a boyfriend as well. Cameron decides to pay the equally cold Patrick (Heath Ledger) to ask Kat out so that Cameron can in turn date Bianca. The story is based off of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, but with completely modernized dialogue. The lack of Shakespearean dialogue is a welcome touch, as it makes the movie far more comprehensible and charming than other modernized Shakespeare adaptations (coughROMEO+JULIETcough). Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles are both fantastic in the roles that elevated them to stardom, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is good as well despite being overshadowed a little by Ledger and Stiles. It can be a little predictable at times, but 10 Things I Hate About You has enough poignant moments, humor, and great acting to make it a memorable and very enjoyable romantic comedy.
    Joey S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2012
    The film is still likable after all these years and you can see why these actors moved onto bigger and better things. Ledger cemented the lovable rogue role and while Stiles almost steals the show, Levitt quietly shines in the supporting role. The sharp and clever script never hits a dull moment, the beats are razor sharp and the script never takes the low road. As teenage rom coms go, this is right up there and the acting from every actor is strong. It's a shame Ledger has passed as he had a strong presence that was shown in the films close to his death. This film gave him the first step to a bigger career and while the filmmaker failed to match anything remotely close to this film, this has definitely held up well so he created something special here. 03-07-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    10 Things I Hate About You is afunny and sweet high school movie that I enjoyed. The storyline is just omay, I enjoyed the characters a lot but the main plot seems done before and cliche, but I still had fun. The cast was really good, Heath Ledger is always a joy to watch, and Joseph Gordon Levitt is such a sweet guy thats its hard not to love him. The comedy was good, I laughed many times espically at Larry Miller as thedad, but it was not nearly as funny as it couldve been. This film had a weak plot and sometimes cliche jokes, and for the love of god do all these high school films have to end at a prom, but this movie a joy to watch with funny characters and really good acting, I enjoyed this film a lot.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 20, 2011
    OK teen comedy, smart script, good actors
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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