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Beautiful Girls Reviews

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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Borrowing heavily from other, better films, director Ted Demme and screenwriter Scott Rosenberg give each of their male protagonists a case of commitment angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
This startlingly uneventful compendium of thick-headed boy-talk and female tolerance squanders a fine cast on incredibly ordinary characters and situations.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Watching these guys struggle with an idea is like watching a dog trying to get to that unattainable itchy spot. Funny, but pathetic too.
| Original Score: 62/100
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
The dialogue isn't the only problem with Beautiful Girls. The characters are bad, too.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 9, 1996
There is absolutely nothing going on in Beautiful Girls that you haven't seen... [in] any other artistic endeavor in which untethered young men and women, bound by geography and fortified by beer, shamble their way toward overdue maturity.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
While apt at times, often it seems overwrought and muddled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
With better editing (Jeffrey Wolf) and directing (Ted Demme) the movie could have survived the script, but alas it was not to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A routine entry in the genre, with nothing in particular to recommend it, aside from an attractive cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The truth is it's just not fun to watch people make excuses for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It's the women who break the monotony of this dudes-in-flux saga...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
What's nicest about the film is the way it treasures the good feelings people can have for one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 17, 2003
Wise and clever, a refreshingly different take on gender relations.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
September 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Natalie Portman steals all the scenes with Timothy Hutton and lights up the movie...
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Rosie O'Donnell's best 10 minutes of her career.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
January 29, 2016
Does "Beautiful Girls" philosophically aspire to much more than mirroring a Counting Crows lyric from "Mr. Jones?" Maybe not. But there's a barroom eloquence, bottle-bottomed anxiety and stumblebum sadness to it that lingers in its bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 18, 2002
Hits the spot with its wry observations on sexual politics.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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