Mean Girls Reviews

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July 19, 2007
Lacks the genuine bile that made Heathers so bracing.
June 24, 2006
Happily, Fey and Waters gently tweak the studios' usual high-gloss caricature of adolescence and aim for acutely hilarious and surprisingly empathic sociology.
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October 19, 2004
August 7, 2004
A smart little teen picture that, for a change, actually features recognizable teens.
August 1, 2004
I would be more amused if the topic of rich material girls had not been worn to a thread elsewhere.
June 16, 2004
Proof that Hollywood occasionally gets it right
June 15, 2004
Far from perfect, but it has brains beneath its glossy, vacuum-packed beauty.
May 20, 2004
A teen movie I enjoyed enormously, much to my surprise.
May 1, 2004
Mean Girls isn't a particularly deep picture, but it does have some weight and ballast.
April 30, 2004
Mean Girls has a sharp, grown-up sensibility that belies its marketing as airhead comedy.
April 30, 2004
Boasts a one-two-three punch in star Lindsay Lohan, screenwriter Tina Fey and director Mark Waters, and, indeed, it delivers a knockout.
April 30, 2004
Girls, which gets funnier as it goes, is [Lorne Michaels'] best since 1992's Wayne's World.
April 30, 2004
It all seems, finally, as if Fey is pulling her punches, an unusually defensive posture for her.
April 30, 2004
Waters tries for a tone that mixes dark humor and emotional realism, and he often finds it.
April 30, 2004
Tart and refreshing, Mean Girls is the kind of high-school movie that really feels as if it's for grown-ups -- but hey, the teens can come, too.
April 30, 2004
A smart little comedy that tries, within the limits of the teen-movie form, to say some real things about high school girls and the struggle for popularity.
April 30, 2004
Fey subverts formula to find comic gold.
April 30, 2004
It's that rare teen comedy that both teens and former teens can enjoy.
April 30, 2004
Takes on issues of self-loathing, body image, competition and female sabotage. Even better, it does it with a smile.
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.
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