Jennifer's Body Reviews

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March 29, 2019
Not without its problems, but it is an enjoyable romp.
March 28, 2019
But while the movie is almost always pleasing, it never develops very much momentum.
March 28, 2019
The bitingly smart, funny teen-speak is carried over from "Juno," along with sharp pop culture references and a sassy feminist attitude, but the million-dollar question has to be: Is it scary? Only occasionally, I'm afraid.
November 6, 2009
By tapping in to the same vein of 'hormonal horror' as the excellent 'Ginger Snaps', this offers a witty, subversive look at the darker side of teen friendship.
November 6, 2009
The premise - Mean Girls with demonic possession and a feminist subtext - is promising. But the film fails to deliver either laughs or scares in sufficient numbers.
November 6, 2009
A genre high-school horror flick with a satirical edge.
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.
November 6, 2009
Is it about female empowerment or is it a slasher story? Probably both, but it doesn't work as either.
September 21, 2009
The flashes of competence just emphasize the extent to which the film has no idea what it's doing.
September 18, 2009
[Cody's] glib teen-hip dialogue mostly feels like self-conscious splatter over a sorely lackluster scare flick.
September 18, 2009
Apparently, there's nothing like lean and hungry times to awaken the undead.
September 18, 2009
There are probably worse ways to go out than being devoured by Fox... but the film squanders all the fun from what could have been a hilarious, gore-filled romp.
September 18, 2009
Director Karyn Kusama finds resonant terror in details: the look Anita and Jennifer exchange before Jen's fateful ride, or a victim's last-minute ah-hah.
September 18, 2009
It's a fun premise -- a twist on the usual girl-in-distress scenario of the standard-issue horror film -- enlivened by Codyspeak.
September 18, 2009
[T]here's something a bit sour about the whole enterprise, a lack of fun that becomes more evident as the injuries and indignities piled upon poor Needy accumulate, and gradually crowd out the film's early tongue-in-cheekiness.
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.
September 18, 2009
Jennifer's Body falls into the dispiriting category of dumb movies made by smart people, in this case a glibly clever writer and a talented director who think a few wisecracks are enough to subvert the teen horror genre.
September 18, 2009
Cody will stop a scene cold for the chance to shoehorn "move on dot org" into a sentence.
September 18, 2009
The amateurishly directed 'Jennifer's Body' is a bust as ha-ha horror movie.
September 18, 2009
I'd like to see Jennifer get transferred to that "Twilight" school and stir up some trouble.
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