10 Things I Hate About You (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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

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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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Critic Reviews for 10 Things I Hate About You

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (14)

At times the pic doesn't even seem certain which decade it's set in; the squeaky-clean high school environs often feel more '80s than '90s.

May 16, 2008 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Stiles grows into her character and Ledger is effortlessly charming.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Stiles nails her feminazi, bound-for-Sarah Lawrence shtick, but just as easily melts into giggles or pulls off a slapstick drunk scene.

March 6, 2005
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

The movie wimped out by blanding down the story and the characters to the point where she isn't really a shrew and he isn't really a maniac.

June 18, 2002 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The notion of a contemporary high school as a hotbed of romantic intrigue is utterly apt, and the performances almost make the update work.

March 19, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

As satirical as it is romantic, this is one teen film that is wise enough to span generations in its appeal.

February 14, 2001 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 10 Things I Hate About You

½

Shakespere is well served by this update that takes The Taming Of The Shrew and sets it in an American suburban high school. Loads of cultural throwaways are spiced with just enough quotes from Willy The Shake to keep those familiar with the Bard amused. Add alt soundtrack, natch. True, the work's original bite has been tempered some but a rose by any other name, eh?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

good

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

Great teen movie, doesn't age well.

Lenny Muggsy
Lenny Muggsy

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