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Material Girls Reviews

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Top Critic
Michael Hardy
Boston Globe
August 21, 2006
It succeeds on its own terms. These days, even pre teens live in a material world.
Pam Grady
August 18, 2006
There is no edge to the movie at all, and that blandness will render it forgettable to anyone over the age of 12 or so, but for all that, it is pleasant enough, and occasionally even fun.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
August 4, 2014
Lessons about social responsibility are submerged in a bubble bath of innocent glamour; Amy Heckerling's Clueless looks like a mordant social satire by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John Ferguson
Radio Times
August 4, 2014
Even Anjelica Huston as a rival cosmetics magnate struggles to inject any venom into the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rafe Telsch
August 4, 2014
Welcome to adulthood, Hillary and Haylie Duff. Here are your T-Mobile Sidekicks and Tabloid news stories. Leave your personalities at the door.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A brain-numbing, fluffy flick for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brooke Holgerson
Boston Phoenix
July 6, 2010
An insipid mess not worthy of the tweens who flock to such flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Fans of the Duffs finally have a film to look forward to while they're doing their nails and staring off into space.
Brian Marder
November 20, 2008
Along the way, self-discovery bangs 'em over the head.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The Duff sisters are pleasant personalities, but the vapid bimbosity of their characters quickly becomes grating.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
June 13, 2007
Forced to endure such casually offensive nonsense, the viewer ends up slumming it far more than the duff protagonists.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 10, 2007
A Duff movie indeed.
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 7, 2007
Under the circumstances, Anjelica Huston and Lukas Haas manage not to embarrass themselves, but only because they're pretending to be in a different movie.
Peter Bradshaw
March 3, 2007
The film's sole purpose is to promote, with chilling lack of irony, Hilary Duff's own brand of perfume -- oh, and there's her single as well.
Matthew Turner
March 1, 2007
Watchable enough and by no means as bad as The Perfect Man, although there's not much here that'll interest the over-12s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
February 27, 2007
Messy, patronising and tonally confused, this vanity project - timed to co-incide with Hilary Duff's perfume launch - quite frankly stinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
February 27, 2007
"This thing is screwier than Courtney Love!" whimpers Hilary in her usual chihuahua-on-helium whine. Even she, however, manages to shine next to her aggravating older sister, saddled as she is with all the comic timing of a mortally wounded elephant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 27, 2007
Haylie and sister Hilary Duff just don't have the comedy stylings to sell this half-baked story of heiress sisters battling to save their dad's cosmetics empire from ruin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 5, 2007
seems more of an ode to Paris and Nicky Hilton than a decent vehicle for these sisters
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
December 10, 2006
Frankly movies like Material Girls sicken me; they're base and soulless and entirely unworthy of the celluloid they were filmed upon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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