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John Tucker Must Die Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Succeeds in being passable romance comedy entertainment.
Cole Smithey
April 22, 2009
Designed as an ultimate revenge fantasy "John Tucker Must Die" is a moderately funny teen comedy with a few flashes of bawdy humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Anton Bitel
June 13, 2007
Rarely has a title promised so much, and delivered so little. John Tucker Must Die is toothless, gormless, witless, and, worst of all, deathless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 7, 2007
A high-school revenge comedy that aims at a teen audience yet manages to be witty without being snarky or sophomoric.
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
September 5, 2006
Betty Thomas's sloppy storytelling and comic incompetence can be forgiven but to portray young women as flighty airheads obsessed with boys over all else is downright offensive.
| Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 2, 2006
Buoyed by its good looking cast and entertaining script, John Tucker Must Die is witty and funny, as it reminds us that it is cool to be yourself - whoever you are.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
August 21, 2006
Had it mined edgier territory and stuck to its guns, it would've proven a more engaging vehicle than the mild laugher we have here
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

Empire Magazine
August 18, 2006
A load of formulaic nonsense that should still turn a few young heads thanks to its fantasy plot and Jesse Metcalfe's chest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
August 17, 2006
Not quite in the league of Mean Girls but this is still an enjoyably silly teen revenge comedy with strong performances and a witty, likeable script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
August 17, 2006
Not the worst of its kind, but few over the age of 14 will find it worth forking out for.
August 15, 2006
John Tucker will surely die and be quickly forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Premiere Magazine
August 8, 2006
It functions well as a guilty pleasure that has some smile-worthy gags alongside the occasional Farrelly Brothers style gross-out moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 6, 2006
Painless but forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
August 6, 2006
John Tucker Must Die will undoubtedly fade into obscurity like so many silly and sentimental teen comedies before it. It's no wonder that the genre has turned to sex with apple pies and the like in an effort to distinguish itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 5, 2006
Here's an average teen movie with a predictable, but often entertaining, spin on revenge.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire
August 5, 2006
Criticizing a summer teen movie for not being high art is like yelling at a sociopath for being a serial killer.
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Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
August 5, 2006
Tucker is strictly for the teen crowd, but the intermittent waves of witty fun are to die for.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
August 5, 2006
When we have savvy, smart TV shows like Veronica Mars, which perfectly and cleverly capture the angst and tribulations of high school life, there's absolutely no need for empty-headed, vapid movies like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
August 4, 2006
This is one of those films that manages to overcome the limitations of it's genre and become something a bit more.
| Original Score: 3/5
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
August 3, 2006
The material is often trite, but director Thomas and her attractive cast make it seem fresh most of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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