But I'm a Cheerleader Reviews

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June 14, 2019
I liked it well enough when I first saw it but remembered the actual humor as being predictable and insufficiently incisive. I thought more highly of it this time around.
April 1, 2019
[But I'm a Cheerleader looks] like John Waters directing a hybrid of Private Benjamin and Girl Interrupted
March 31, 2019
Lyonne makes the most of the material and But I'm A Cheerleader is a flawed-but-fun romp.
March 31, 2019
But I'm a Cheerleader often leans too hard on stereotypes in reaching for its laughs, but Lyonne and DuVall, who plays the tomboy Lyonne falls for, give nervy, on-target performances.
March 31, 2019
First-time feature director Jamie Babbit's pink-drenched comedy is amusing and good-natured, but necessarily thin.
March 31, 2019
It's hard to decide whether this is funny, offensive, satirical or all three.
March 31, 2019
Lyonne blends hyperbole and sincerity in perfect proportions.
January 27, 2019
Both stylistic subversive and defiantly upbeat-it's one of the few prominent gay films of its era with a happy ending-it's a masterpiece of LGBT cinema. I suppose the 90s just weren't ready for it.
September 6, 2018
What makes But I'm A Cheerleader so emotionally affecting is that despite the cotton-candy exterior, the film never lets its audience forget that these are people undergoing a traumatic experience.
October 3, 2017
Director Jamie Babbit and screenwriter Brian Wayne Peterson haven't attacked their target as effectively as they might, but as mild as it may be, Cheerleader underscores the fact that gender roles are ideological in nature.
December 18, 2010
Gay love satire for mature older teens and up.
November 20, 2008
Babbit fouls when tugging at the heartstrings but hits home runs when the humor is at its broadest.
June 24, 2006
First rate performances all round.
May 26, 2006
But I'm a Cheerleader is a clever bit of social satire wrapped up in a candy-colored John Waters-type movie.
December 15, 2003
John Waters might have made it all more flagrantly transgressive; but somehow Jamie Babbit's tone fits the pastel-coloured satire quite nicely.
May 11, 2003
But I'm a Cheerleader may seem too elementary to a sophisticated crowd
December 8, 2002
But I'm a Cheerleader is the kind of film that John Waters would have made years ago, it's borderline offensive, yet heartwarming.
December 10, 2001
Bright, colourful and very funny.
October 30, 2001
First-time director Jamie Babbit, who also gets credit for the basic story, has gotten hold of a funny idea, here. And although her approach tends to be a bit broad, But I'm a Cheerleader definitely has its moments.
April 17, 2001
A plea for tolerance which embraces the need for self-expression, and the idiocy of denying it.
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