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Jennifer's Body Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 17, 2009
Cody's labored quips fall flat coming from these actors and in this context, and her script is maddeningly short on suspense or excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 18, 2009
Clever one-liners don't cover the cruelty here. Jennifer is shallow. The movie about her is, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
September 15, 2009
If you're in search for a way to ogle Megan Fox's body, there are a lot better ways to do it than subjecting yourself to this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 17, 2009
Cody's sophomore effort shows no real feel for teen comedy or teen horror; somebody undid her doodle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 18, 2009
The tone wavers, the direction's slackly indecisive and visually drab, and in the middle of it is a thinly conceived antagonist played by Megan Fox. Honestly, she's a pretty bad actress. She doesn't seem to get Cody's sense of humor. At all.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 3, 2010
Like a sloppy episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Foster
March 25, 2011
In trying to create a modern horror take on Mean Girls (2004), in which the protagonists redefine their rivalries through physical instead of verbal viciousness, she has merely delivered an updated, dumbed-down rehash of Carrie (1976).
Adam Lippe
November 9, 2009
There's not a moment in Jennifer's Body that's intentionally scary, and the characters never reach beyond the level of stereotype.
JW Smith
Little White Lies
November 6, 2009
Although Jennifer's Body offers up both comedy and horror, each is doled out in only the meanest of amounts, with the film just scraping through to a lacklustre and unsatisfying finale.
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
September 18, 2009
Unfortunately, Jennifer's Body is neither laugh-out-loud funny nor cringe-inducingly frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Chambers
December 23, 2009
By the time we know what's wrong with Jennifer's body, we just don't care. Movie just sucks the life out of horror fans. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
The integral problem with Jennifer's Body is that of tone. Or lack thereof.
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
September 18, 2009
When the demon-possessed Jennifer opens her mouth to feed, it's a horror. But when she's opens her mouth to speak -- it's worse. Much worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
September 18, 2009
The amateurishly directed 'Jennifer's Body' is a bust as ha-ha horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 10, 2009
An unoriginal and mostly unscary horror-comedy from, surprisingly, the pen of Diablo Cody.
Tim Grierson
Screen International
September 10, 2009
Director Karyn Kusama and star Megan Fox seem uncertain if they're satirising the conventions of teen gore-fests or simply catering to their core audience's expectations.
September 16, 2009
Jennifer's Body is about as scary as Mean Girls, which makes a lot of sense since Diablo Cody's comedy about evil high school girls is really just a gory and potty-mouthed version of the Lindsay Lohan movie. Megan Fox is game for Cody-speak,
Full Review | Original Score: 57/100
Alex Fletcher
Digital Spy
November 6, 2009
Writer Diablo Cody's willingness to resort to flogging the movie off the back of Fox's cleavage and highly-sexual public profile spoils what could have been an interesting and original addition to the slasher horror genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
November 6, 2009
Despite a few good ideas and flashes of genius in the script, the whole film is a total bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record (UK)
November 6, 2009
It's not the worst scary movie of the year. In fact, there are some flashes of what could have been a really cool horror film. But Juno scribe Diablo Cody's script is inconsistent in tone, crude instead of edgy and generally dull instead of hip and cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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