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John Tucker Must Die Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
August 2, 2006
If we're going to abandon any sense of storytelling or intelligence, couldn't we at the very least do it with cheerful cardboard cutouts? Nice people can be dumb too.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Anne Gilbert
Filmcritic.com
August 1, 2006
very slight ... predictable
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 31, 2006
An out-of-touch and insincere teen product.
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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 31, 2006
Cliche ridden and bland
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
July 31, 2006
Its storyline is very predictable and cliché but teen girls will no doubt have a good time with this movie anyway. Parents on the other hand (especially dads out there), who get stuck in theater with their kids, may want to bring a flask with them to help
| Original Score: 2/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 30, 2006
This one suffers from a bad case of predictability. It's also hard to believe, mostly because cast members look too old to be high school students.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 29, 2006
A teen comedy version of a woman scorned that turns out to be a celebration of a chauvinist who triumphs in the end.
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July 29, 2006
John Tucker doesn't really have to die but he should be relegated to obscurity on the video shelf.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
July 29, 2006
Idiotic, unimaginative, lazy and tedious to boot, John Tucker Must Die should be more of a wishful command than a simple-minded title to a klutzy comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
July 29, 2006
Tepid teen revenge fantasy
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 29, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 29, 2006
A slightly warped edge keeps us engaged with the simplistic characters and goofy situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 28, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Angel Cohn
TV Guide
July 28, 2006
Teen comedies are notoriously predictable, and screenwriter Jeff Lowell isn't out to rock the genre boat, but his smartly written dialogue and the infectious charm of the cast, particularly Snow and Metcalfe, add up to a winning combination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 28, 2006
... a dreary female revenge timewaster that steals from so many and returns so little.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 28, 2006
Despite the hypocrisy at its core, John Tucker is entertaining in a synthetic way: The script is funny and knowing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Judy Chia Hui Hsu
Seattle Times
July 28, 2006
... longtime director Betty Thomas shows that she's still got the pulse of teenage angst, bringing out strong performances from every one of the ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
July 28, 2006
This one will probably appeal to its target audience, which is young enough not to have tired of watching cat fights and food fights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 28, 2006
... a timid, screamingly unfunny rip-off of Heathers ...
| Original Score: 0/4
Brie Beazley
Reel.com
July 28, 2006
Unless an hour and a half of fart jokes, catfights, sexist gags, and boys in thongs is your thing, do humanity a favor and don't give the producers of this crud a dime.
| Original Score: 0/4
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