Mean Girls Reviews

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August 25, 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 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.
October 29, 2008
Though better written, better acted and with more wit and subtlety than your average teen flick, the atmosphere in Mean Girls with its promiscuous sex and well, meanness, make it almost as nasty to sit through as these girls are to each other.
July 19, 2007
Lacks the genuine bile that made Heathers so bracing.
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.
April 2, 2005
August 1, 2004
I would be more amused if the topic of rich material girls had not been worn to a thread elsewhere.
June 5, 2004
I've seen worse and other than a teenager, I really don't know who to recommend this movie for. And even then you may have wished that you waited to rent it.
May 10, 2004
Trafficking unknowingly in stale teen girl flick clichs and failing to maintain a narrative flow past the hour mark, Mean Girls is a disappointment.
May 8, 2004
[Fey] has confessed to being a geeky type who delivered caustic scorn... The problem is that this same scorn is directed at the Plastics, which prevents the movie from engaing some larger truths about its deconstruction of the social milieu.
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.
May 3, 2004
High school girls are "mean" but not in the biting "SNL" way you expect
May 2, 2004
You might expect this clique comedy to have some bite. It does, in moments -- but not enough to elevate Mean Girls above the pack of teen fare.
May 1, 2004
Fey's mix of bromide and bile is no mean feat.
April 30, 2004
It all seems, finally, as if Fey is pulling her punches, an unusually defensive posture for her.
April 30, 2004
Like the beast it sets out to analyze, the film is defeated by its dual identity: drama and comedy.
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.
April 30, 2004
Once you get past a few killer jokes, it's a rather uninspired affair that rarely engages the emotions while recycling most of the clichs we've come to expect from the high school genre.
April 30, 2004
Fey may be going for wickedly funny, but alas, she stops at wicked.
April 30, 2004
Waters' pacing is off and the revenge never builds a satisfying momentum.
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