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Heathers Reviews

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 31, 2010
Heathers locates the emotional totalitarianism lurking in a prom queen's heart.
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 31, 2010
A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 15, 2008
Two decades later, Heathers is so on the money, with its vague but unmistakable parallels to several school shootings, that it could never be made today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
July 18, 2007
A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.
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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.
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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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
As snappy and assured as it is mean-spirited.
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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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
May be the nastiest, cruelest fun you can have without actually having to study law or gird leather products.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
More than just one of the best movies so far this year, it is a revolution in young-adult entertainment.