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Heathers Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
For a long time, we're not even sure of the point of view: Is this a black comedy about murder or just a cynical morality play? The traveler in the foreign country is not sure, but he knows the film inspires thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2007
Its inanities and glib pretensions are so thick that it mainly comes across as tacky and contrived.
Maria Llull
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
After Columbine, this dark comedy isn't as funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 24, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
A poisoned candy apple that'll bring a sardonic smile to the lips of those who remember it and entertain those who haven't experienced it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Todd McCarthy
July 18, 2007
A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.
Brian Orndorf
July 1, 2008
So grab your croquet mallet, load up on "Ich luge" bullets, and crank up the Big Fun: Heathers is a motion picture that continues to impress and disturb, even 20 years after release.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 17, 2004
Director Michael Lehmann and writer Daniel Waters keep things dark and tasty, and the dialogue and high school politics still resonate with a sharp sting.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 25, 2003
Lehman's delightfully dark and deranged take on adolescent angst and isolation. Heathers is heuristic in its haughty examination of teenaged alienation
| Original Score: 4/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
August 11, 2008
... the film paints high school as a veritable hell where the only way to alleviate suffering is by making others suffer more.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
April 8, 2002
This film is dark as night but great fun, taking teen issues by the scruff of the neck and holding them up as the rather unpleasant exhibits they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
August 31, 2010
A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
A scathing lambasting of the American teen in the late 1980s, but its presence will be timeless.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film uses an intimate knowledge of teen-movie clichés to subvert their debased values from the inside.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 19, 2002
A wonderful savage satire on high school life.
| Original Score: 3/5
Shane Burridge
January 1, 2000
You can be more popular dead than alive
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Rob Blackwelder
December 15, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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