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Never Been Kissed Reviews

August 7, 2007
Drew Barrymore's virtuoso performance smooths over the plot holes.
April 27, 2007
The most exhilarating American movie I have seen this year -- which isn't saying much.
January 26, 2006
Barrymore again displays her remarkable ability to get the audience rooting for her singular blend of vulnerability and sunny optimism.
March 22, 2002
Drew Barrymore has been well cast as someone who doesn't act her age.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2001
Relatively inoffensive and relentlessly mediocre.
February 14, 2001
While Never Been Kissed belongs heart and soul to Barrymore, Sobieski's natural poise and assurance reminds us that her own prime time is not so very far away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
There's plenty to pick on, such as the mean-spiritedness of much of the film's humor, or yet another relentless parade of pointless pop-culture references.
January 1, 2000
Barrymore is bursting with comic flair!
January 1, 2000
The movie's tiresome joke is that, even the second time around, Josie still can't get it right.
January 1, 2000
A likable romantic comedy with an engaging premise and strong cast!
January 1, 2000
A bogus, bottom-of-the-barrel Cinderella story!
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Barrymore's the reason to see it and the reason it will be widely enjoyed.
January 1, 2000
Barrymore brings so much uninhibited energy to Never Been Kissed that it points to a new direction in her acting.
January 1, 2000
A comedy of humiliation that mistakes bathos for humor.
January 1, 2000
Never Been Kissed never makes it, but Barrymore's worth watching.
January 1, 2000
The movie's screenplay is contrived and not blindingly original, but Barrymore illuminates it with sunniness, and creates a lovable character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Drew Barrymore movies have an advantage that others don't -- they have Drew Barrymore in them. But that doesn't take away from the fact that she makes more lousy pictures than any other good actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The film succeeds on the astonishing merits of its leading lady and her superior supporting cast.
January 1, 2000
Silly, formulaic.
January 1, 2000
Seriously flawed!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A lively tribute to the awkwardness and power of adolescent girlhood.
January 1, 2000
Embarrassing, witless!
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 1, 2000
Dumb plot and poor script!
January 1, 2000
Effortlessly convincing as a smart, klutzy, Marilyn Monroe-ishly vulnerable but prematurely spinsterish romantic, Barrymore displays here a comic talent equal to Goldie Hawn's or Meg Ryan's at their best.
January 1, 2000
The flashback-Josie is so grotesque, and the present-tense-Josie so unbelievable that "Never Been Kissed" is essentially an exercise in humiliation.
January 1, 2000
Predictable, slightly painful and as embarrassing as all get-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
There isn't a movie actress I get a bigger kick out of watching right now than Drew Barrymore.