The Girl Next Door - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Girl Next Door Reviews

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Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
April 17, 2004
It's not awful by any means, but it's no great shakes either.
| Original Score: 2/5
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
April 17, 2004
You can almost hear this movie ticking off its predecessor's ingredients.
| Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 16, 2004
Hollywood used to be called the dream factory. A better name now would be the wet dream factory.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 16, 2004
Elisha Cuthbert makes a huge big-screen splash worthy of Clara Bow or Brigitte Bardot -- almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 16, 2004
...for the most part bounces along just fine on a shrewd combination of sweetness and danger.
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Collin Souter
April 15, 2004
The comparisons to Risky Business are inevitable, but like the song says, Today's music ain't got the same soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
April 15, 2004
More daring than Risky Business and sweeter than American Pie.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
April 14, 2004
An epic lurcher of a teen comedy, this is one homely girl next door you'd be best to stand-up.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 14, 2004
This is a teen comedy, not a weighty contribution to culture. In that light, it's a good deal funnier, more clever and better done than most such offerings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
April 13, 2004
The formula is so conspicuous it's practically written up on the screen as the movie is playing, and little else compensates for that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Sean O'Connell
Eclipse Magazine
April 13, 2004
Relies too heavily on a story usually reserved for the letters section of an adult magazine.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Laine Ewen
Premiere Magazine
April 13, 2004
With a more focused plotline, The Girl Next Door might have surpassed its genre. Still, as far as teen sex films go, this one scores.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 12, 2004
This film is a Risky Business for the new millennium.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 12, 2004
Goes through more contortions than a Tijuana pole dancer as it tries to be all things to all people, and yet it works...
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 12, 2004
Risky Business, while cynical and salacious, also had style, charm and heart. The Girl Next Door is just nasty, loud and empty.
April 12, 2004
A pleasant, disposable movie that you might secretly watch every now and again for years before realizing everyone else does it too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 11, 2004
The movie never provides any groundbreaking answers [about teenage sexuality], but I give it credit for at least posing the questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
April 11, 2004
There's nothing more wacky! than teenage porn stars!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
April 10, 2004
It's as funny as Elisha Cuthbert is sexy, and that's saying a lot!
Steven Horn
IGN Movies
April 9, 2004
A fun flick with enough eye candy and laughs to keep us coming back for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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