John Tucker Must Die Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
July 28, 2006
... a dreary female revenge timewaster that steals from so many and returns so little.
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.
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.
July 28, 2006
... a timid, screamingly unfunny rip-off of Heathers ...
July 28, 2006
... the movie loses its meanness in its last third, a cop-out that robs it of the reason for making it and giving it such a nasty title
July 28, 2006
... slightly smarmy.
July 28, 2006
... a dispiriting revenge fantasy engineered by three waspish Barbies against one disposable Ken.
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.
July 28, 2006
Jeff Lowell's slapdash script is as phony as Beth's trendy animal activism, but it does offer plenty of easy laughs.
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.
July 28, 2006
Hopeful cinephiles might long for pitch-black satire a la Heathers ... but this by-the-book high school revenge comedy has the spine of a wet ramen noodle.
July 28, 2006
... it's so tediously formulaic, it never feels like more than a fourth-generation photocopy of the John Hughes template.
July 28, 2006
... a teen payback comedy that squanders any potential it might have had on the altar of that all-important teen desire: It wants us to think it's cute.
July 28, 2006
[A] tart-tongued mediocrity.
July 28, 2006
John Tucker Must Die isn't half bad. It's about two-fifths bad, mostly toward the incoherent ending, but that ratio is... well, not bad.
July 28, 2006
There's something mildly charming about this cheerful revenge comedy's lack of any straightforward moral agenda.
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