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Josie and the Pussycats Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 11, 2001
Josie and the Pussycats are not dumber than the Spice Girls, but they're as dumb as the Spice Girls, which is dumb enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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James Berardinelli
April 10, 2001
What we have here are three boring actresses playing three boring characters in one boring movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 10, 2001
Vapid live-action update.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Movie rates itself out of an ideal audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
April 11, 2001
A slick marketing campaign emphasizing the film's girl-power camaraderie? That's what gives the sticky-sweet film more of a sour feel.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 26, 2001
A nice one for the kids, but that's about all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Eric D. Snider
April 11, 2001
No nostalgia to draw people in, and no compelling humor, characters or situations to keep them there.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Aaaaah, what a classic!
Rob Blackwelder
April 10, 2001
A hypocritical satire of MTV conformity that carefully tippy-toes around its mockery of the fickle pop music market so as not to rock the boat with its target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 11, 2001
[A] new low in mindless vapidity.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 11, 2001
The movie itself is a bubbly, insipid confection that goes down like a _______ (fill in the product of your choice).
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
The real problem is that there's nothing particularly original or entertaining about the film. Which makes us wonder why did they bothered to make it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Josie and the Pussycats urges teenagers to be individuals instead of herd-like consumers. Ironically, in doing so, it contains more product placements than any movie I've ever seen.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
April 11, 2001
Gruelingly self-referential, substituting sarcasm for irony.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
April 11, 2001
You feel the movie getting bogged down under its thesis, which is a half-baked conspiracy theory to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 12, 2001
Nothing more than a cutesy movie strapped with a bad and obvious idea: marketing gone amok.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 13, 2001
It's a prefabrication railing at prefabrication.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
April 13, 2001
The concept is so hypocritical, it's like Britney Spears calling Christina Aguilera underdressed and overexposed.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
April 18, 2001
Their cool-to-be-cruel stance is too hip for the room and a likely turnoff for preteen girls who don't like fluff balls laced with bile.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Alan Cumming (who's picked up where Richard E. Grant left off in Spice World) seems to be doing an impression of Stewie, the megalomaniacal baby on Family Guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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