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Fast Times At Ridgemont High Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 9, 2004
The filmmakers' attempts to capture the "real" high school experience run hot and cold, while the comedy quotient just doesn't cut it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
How could they do this to Jennifer Jason Leigh? How could they put such a fresh and cheerful person into such a scuz-pit of a movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
Pretty dated now, but it's early Penn.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
a high school comedy gem
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A jumbled but appealing teen-age comedy with something of a fresh perspective on the subject.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 4, 2004
Fast Times at Ridgemont High explores adolescent energy with elan.
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
May 28, 2003
An engaging 80s time capsule and an important early film for Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Fast Times has not endured the passage of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
It's among the coolest high school films I've ever seen, and it's one of the most representative movies of the 80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Clint Morris
June 20, 2002
Fast Times at Ridgemont High has really stood the test of time. Ridgemont will still have you reeling with laughter, and tapping your feet along to those eclectic pop classics.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 18, 2002
May be the greatest teen movie ever made.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 8, 2001
...largely prosaic, crude, stereotyped, and pointless.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Penn has a huge presence in the film, and every whacked line he utters resonates with the sheer hilarity that he fully believes in what he says
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
What plot there is garnishes itself with an array of such like-minded sensibilities that you'd be hard pushed to find much in the way of fault.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The panoply of teen types and turmoils is dead-on accurate.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
The movie is sublimely funny. And interesting.
| Original Score: 4/5
Shane Burridge
January 1, 2000
Works well because we have the sense that, like Crowe, we are listening in.
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Cole Smithey
December 8, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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