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John Tucker Must Die Reviews

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December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2007
A high-school revenge comedy that aims at a teen audience yet manages to be witty without being snarky or sophomoric.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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-
July 29, 2006
A slightly warped edge keeps us engaged with the simplistic characters and goofy situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
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
July 28, 2006
As tasty as a quart of s'mores, John Tucker Must Die is a slumber-party classic that belongs on the same shelf as Bring It On and 10 Things I Hate About You.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 28, 2006
... John Tucker Must Die is clever enough to avoid the places you expect it to end up, occasionally racy without being trashy, inventive in its torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 28, 2006
While it's no Heathers ... there are some truly dark and funny moments throughout with director Betty Thomas, setting just about the right tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 28, 2006
There's something mildly charming about this cheerful revenge comedy's lack of any straightforward moral agenda.
July 28, 2006
There is nothing more depressing than watching a good movie fall to pieces with a sudden thwack! to the side of the head, especially a movie you'd anticipated beforehand was going to be pretty dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 28, 2006
[A] glossy, enjoyable comic fantasy ...
July 28, 2006
It's not grating the way many of its genre are, and the pandering it does to its teenage female audience seems good-natured, not cynical.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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