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Mean Girls Reviews

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August 24, 2017
When the film is following the twists and turns of the mean girl schemes, it has an energy and a life that is fun and entertaining but it gets soft and sappy with a feel good finale that is pure grade A-bullshit.
April 28, 2004
image has trumped intelligence, friendships and even health as a teenager's top priority
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 8, 2004
Why does Tina Fey insist on taking off her shirt and showing us her bra? That's very, you know, like, Plastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 27, 2004
In the end, Mean Girls isn't mean enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 29, 2004
It's as if Waters assembled a bunch of performers ... who were born to be thorns in the flesh of the status quo, and instructed them to remain calm at all times and pursue the happy, morally uplifting ending.
April 26, 2004
It has a little bit of National Lampoon sensibility, kinda funny; I can't quite recommend it.
April 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 10, 2004
Trafficking unknowingly in stale teen girl flick clichés and failing to maintain a narrative flow past the hour mark, Mean Girls is a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 30, 2004
It all seems, finally, as if Fey is pulling her punches, an unusually defensive posture for her.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2004
There are some big laughs, but it lacks that final burst of inspiration to send it over the fences.
April 9, 2009
Like the wannabes at North Shore, Mean Girls longs to take a step beyond the ordinary, but it takes the easier, more traditional route instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 30, 2004
It's an improvement over the dire Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, but Mean Girls is nowhere near as satisfying as Freaky Friday.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 27, 2006
Mean Girls lacks sincerity, and instead acts like any teenage queen bee -- being cruel and picking on the weak -- only to then break its own rules and be hypocritical.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2004
High school girls are "mean" but not in the biting "SNL" way you expect
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 4/10
April 30, 2004
Like the beast it sets out to analyze, the film is defeated by its dual identity: drama and comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 7, 2004
I sense the movie is payback time for Fey: She's just as bitchy as the Plastics are, and at least the Plastics don't push their rivals in front of trucks.
July 19, 2007
Lacks the genuine bile that made Heathers so bracing.
April 29, 2004
This is a witty little movie, but a kind coda can't erase its withering bite.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2004
It's hard to find something nice to say about Mean Girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 30, 2004
Fey may be going for wickedly funny, but alas, she stops at wicked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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