John Tucker Must Die (2006)



Critic Consensus: This derivitive teen comedy tries to go for cute when it could use more bite.

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Three teenagers two-timed by a local lothario decide to turn the tables on him in this romantic comedy. John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) is the big man on campus at his high school -- he's the captain and star player of the basketball team, he's got money, he's good-looking and charming, and he can have any girl he wants. However, the latter attribute is about to get him in serious trouble when three different girls at his school -- Heather (Ashanti), Beth (Sophia Bush) and Carrie (Arielle Kebbel) -- discover they've all been dating John at the same time. Determined to bring down the campus ladykiller, the girls devise a plan -- they pick a cute but socially clumsy girl who is new at school, Kate (Brittany Snow), and give her a crash course in stealing John's heart. Once Kate has John wrapped around her little finger, she's supposed to drop him like a bad habit and give him a taste of what heartbreak is really like. However, it seems that the early stages of the plan work a little too well, and John and Kate end up falling for each other for real. John Tucker Must Die also stars Jenny McCarthy, Penn Badgley, and Dan Payne.
PG-13 (for sexual content and language)
Comedy , Drama
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Jesse Metcalfe
as John Tucker
as Heather
Penn Badgley
as Scott Tucker
Kevin McNulty
as Basketball Coach
Patricia Drake
as Coach Williams
Amanda Li
as Spelling Bee Girl
Taylor Kitsch
as Justin
Jeffrey Ballard
as Cute Boy
Jeff Ballard
as Cute Boy
Steve Bacic
as Skip No. 1
Dean Wray
as Skip No. 2
Jon Cuthbert
as Skip No. 3
Aaron Dudley
as Skip No. 4
Marc Menard
as Skip No. 5
Dan Payne
as Skip No. 6
Mercedes De La Zerda
as Stoner Girl
Brendan Penny
as Teammate No. 1
Taurean Mills
as Teammate No. 2
Chelan Simmons
as Crying Waitress
Nancy J. Lilley
as Coach Claypoole
Devon Weigel
as Volleyball Girl
Alf Humphreys
as Detention Teacher
Yalda Etessam
as Goth Girl
Diana Ha
as Chinese Woman In Theatre
Donald Fong
as Chinese Man In Theatre
Fulvio Cecere
as Chemistry Teacher
Lucas McCann
as Game 2 Opponent
Karlie Locke
as Sign Language Girl
Barbara Kottmeier
as Beautiful Girl No. 1
Stephanie A. Locke
as Sign Language Girl
Nicki Clyne
as Beautiful Girl No. 2
Katya Virshilas
as Beautiful Girl No. 3
Bruce Morrison
as Referee #2
Stuart Cowan
as Freshman Flower Boy
Connor Widdows
as Freshman At Beach
Jessica Harmon
as Girl at Party
Chelsea Florko
as Freshman Girl No. 1
Maggie Ma
as Freshman Girl No. 2
Heather McEwen
as Freshman Girl No. 3
Amanda Crew
as Hallway Girl No. 1
People In Planes
as Indie Rock Band
Emily Tennant
as Hallway Girl No. 2
Amber Borycki
as Jennifer
Gareth Jones
as Lead Vocals
Meghan Ory
as Jill
Alan Shearman
as Teacher in Thong No. 1
Archie Hahn III
as Teacher in Thong No. 2
Peter Roberts
as Guitar
Ian Russell
as Keyboards
Victor Isaac
as Guy At Party #1
Branden Williams
as Guy At Party #2
Kyle Coleman C.
as Guy At Party #3
Peter Roberts
as Guitar
Alfred E. Humphreys
as Detention Teacher
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Critic Reviews for John Tucker Must Die

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (32)

Not the worst of its kind, but few over the age of 14 will find it worth forking out for.

Full Review… | August 16, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | August 5, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

The jokes are obvious and unfunny, the storyline goes nowhere that's interesting or unexpected, and the only chemistry happens in a science lab.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
Top Critic

John Tucker Must Die is trying to be Mean Girls with a more pointed purpose, but it's less fun than it sounds.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
USA Today
Top Critic

... a dreary female revenge timewaster that steals from so many and returns so little.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for John Tucker Must Die

Similar plot to The Other Women, but in high school. Preferable. Silly, but fun and not a long running time, so doesn't outwear it's welcome. Light bit of froth with a like able teen cast.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Teen movie about a group of girls who gang up to teach their boyfriend a lesson for dating them all at the same time. Good cast. If you like Clueless and Mean Girls you will like this movie.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Not much to see here.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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