10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10 Things I Hate About You



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.

Rating: PG-13 (for crude sex-related humor and dialogue, alcohol and drug-related scenes, all involving teens)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 12, 1999
Buena Vista Pictures


as Bianca Stratford

as Katarina Stratford

as Patrick Verona

as Joey Donner

as Cameron James

as Michael Eckman

as Walter Stratford

as Ms. Perky

as Mr. Chapin

as Bogey

as Audio Visual Guy

as Beautiful Jock

as Coffee Kid No. 1

as Coffee Kid No. 2

as Wimpy Loser

as Laughing Loser

as Crying Loser

as Drunken Girl

as Detention Student

as Perky Girl

as Coffee Girl

as Drugged Out Loser

as Screaming Loser

as MBA at Party

as Kissing Guy

as Buckaroo Bartender

as Save Ferris Singer

as Save Ferris Singer

as Letter to Cleo Singe...

as Letter to Cleo Singe...

as Helicopter Pilot

as Mr. Morgan
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Critic Reviews for 10 Things I Hate About You

All Critics (68) | Top Critics (15)

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.

Full Review… | May 16, 2008
Top Critic

Stiles grows into her character and Ledger is effortlessly charming.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
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.

Full Review… | 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.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
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.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
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.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 10 Things I Hate About You


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

Super Reviewer


Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

Great teen movie, doesn't age well.

Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

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