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Mermaids Reviews

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December 18, 2010
Moving, but teen sex content meant for discussion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2009
The delightful Ryder, billing notwithstanding, is really the star.
June 24, 2006
Self-conscious, eccentric...
May 6, 2005
Three generations of greatness
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2003
A bright, buoyant comedy about an unusual mother-daughter relationship.
May 20, 2003
Miss Ryder is so good, in fact, that "Mermaids" might have dared to be a tougher, more satisfying movie than the stylish sitcom it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2002
A pleasant but dull coming of age story that doesn't quite swim.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
I found a lot of it preposterous, but I enjoyed that quality. Why do we look at movies? To learn lessons and see life reflected back at us? Sometimes. But sometimes we simply sit there in the dark, stupefied by the spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Having made something of a specialty of woe-is-me, adolescent angst, Ryder finds a deeper level here, a level of comedy with something genuinely painful mixed in.
January 1, 2000
It's awash in mediocrity, waterlogged with innocuousness and redeemed only occasionally by sweet-faced Ryder.
January 1, 2000
When "Mermaids" is on the mark it's a riot - but often it bogs down with pointless set-pieces that seem to go nowhere and suffers from an ending that feels contrived and overly sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Mermaids has more to it than first meets the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
a Cher fan's dream come true, a lively tale that allows her to play the kind of free-loving free spirit she used to sing about in 1970s numbers like 'Dixie Girl' ('waitin' on tables and passin' myself around' went the lyric)
December 14, 1990
There's something a little insulting about a contemporary movie that reduces women to either trashy bimbos or repressed virgins.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
June 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 22, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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