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Material Girls Reviews

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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.
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Amelie Gillette
AV Club
August 26, 2006
[It] isn't some light send-up of materialism. It's a light endorsement of it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
August 23, 2006
It's not Clueless, just clueless.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
August 21, 2006
An incompetent spin on the poor-little-rich-girl story, the film involves a lot of wardrobe changes and product placements, and a smidgen of intrigue and some chaste romance.
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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe
August 21, 2006
It succeeds on its own terms. These days, even pre teens live in a material world.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 21, 2006
Even by the low standards of the genre it represents, this female teen comedy represents a new nadir.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 21, 2006
It's sort of reassuring that although Madge has seemingly given up starring in bad movies, her company is still financing terrible scripts.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
August 21, 2006
The movie, which was not screened for critics, makes a joke of everyone who isn't wealthy, white and pencil thin.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
August 21, 2006
The scariest part of Material Girls comes when you're sitting in the dark theater and start considering the possibility that young women might find these characters sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
August 21, 2006
Maybe Immaterial Girls would have been a more appropriate title.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 18, 2006
A superficial tween comedy that mocks celebutantes like the Olsen twins while simultaneously pushing stars Hilary and Haylie Duff as their replacements.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
August 18, 2006
You may find yourself longing for the intricate plotting and ensemble acting skills of the Olsen twins movies.
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August 18, 2006
Madonna's anthem was only good-naturedly arrogant, but the SoCal twins, like the film's script, are arrogant, ghastly immature and offensive to any audience that isn't all of the above.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
August 18, 2006
Nonsensical from the get-go, the girls' fish-out-of-water routine grows interminable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
August 18, 2006
Paris and Nicky Hilton exhibit more character nuance. And they're vaguely more entertaining to watch.