Never Been Kissed Reviews

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April 10, 2019
Never Been Kissed remains one of the best teen movies and romcoms of the '90s, and a true ode to nerdy, overly enthusiastic girls of all ages.
January 23, 2019
[B]y and large she generates the kind of charm that, since Scream and Everyone Says I Love You, she's made her trademark.
January 23, 2019
[T]hanks to Barrymore's captivating performance, a fun turn from David Arquette (as her slightly odd older brother) and a minor role for Leelee Sobieski, this is enjoyable fare.
December 26, 2010
A genuinely sweet and romantic story for teens.
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.
May 26, 2006
The material is pretty much the same as She's All That and the other recent high school movies, but Barrymore has the big screen stuff to pull it off.
January 26, 2006
Barrymore again displays her remarkable ability to get the audience rooting for her singular blend of vulnerability and sunny optimism.
December 6, 2005
This is an okay date flick. It's somewhat forgettable, like high school should be, but possessing a few moments it'll be tough to get out of your head.
April 9, 2005
A surprisingly solid and entertaining teen flick
June 12, 2003
The less Never Been Kissed forces its material, the more enjoyable it is.
May 14, 2003
Barrymore demonstrates an acute sensitivity to the angst of adolescence, and handles it with kid gloves.
November 7, 2002
The deft script and solid performances turn what could have been empty piffle into remarkably entertaining piffle that'll leave you smiling.
September 9, 2002
Thanks to Barrymore's goodhearted presence, Josie's comic emotional journey has plenty of mass appeal.
March 24, 2002
This kind of dippy, silly drivel has no right to succeed, yet it does...
March 5, 2002
The script efficiently contrives a spiral of dilemmas and challenges to bring about Josie's ultimate blossoming.
March 4, 2002
The heart-affecting finale of Never Been Kissed turns the sports shrine of the pitcher's mound into a shrine for love.
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.
January 1, 2001
Never Been Kissed is a good romantic comedy, thanks mainly to Drew Barrymore's fabulous performance as a clumsy reporter trying to fit in as an undercover high school student.
January 1, 2000
As light entertainment it certainly makes the grade.
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