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Fast Times At Ridgemont High Reviews

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August 12, 2015
What it doesn't have is a clear point of view, something that would make it of more interest than leafing through a high school yearbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
November 7, 2002
Fast Times has not endured the passage of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 18, 2007
Was never all it was cracked up to be.
July 18, 2007
The nice thing is that Crowe and director Amy Heckerling have provided something pleasant to observe in all of these characters though they really are sadly lacking in anything gripping.
April 8, 2001
...largely prosaic, crude, stereotyped, and pointless.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
September 5, 2013
I'll take something like The Breakfast Club or many of John Hughes films over Crowe's characters any day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 13, 2009
Director Amy Heckerling has failed to provide the raunch or poignancy that would interest young moviegoers, all of whom have seen American Graffiti and its 467 imitators. Ridgemont High? A nice place to visit, but who would want to transfer there?
May 28, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Lacks the frenzied energy which allowed Porky's to beat all competitors in its field.
January 1, 2011
Teen movie is full of sex, drugs, and misbehavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2008
Fast Times will always be remembered for one thing: showing respect for and insight into the members of its core audience, something that was as rare in the 1980s as it is today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 25, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2005
The comedy captured the brutal realism of post-sexual-revolution high school life and has been imitated often, rarely equaled, and surpassed only once.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 3, 2005
The great high-school comedy that spawned a thousand rip-offs.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
December 8, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
January 14, 2015
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" is a remarkable outlier in the teen movie genre even if tone-deaf critics such as Roger Ebert panned the film upon its released in 1982.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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