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Pretty Persuasion Reviews

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March 1, 2007
The film is as disturbing as it is amusing, reveling in the hypocrisy of its hopelessly dysfunctional world.
June 24, 2006
Probably the darkest high school film since Heathers, which is no bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2006
Solid performances make it work, even if the film seems slightly undernourished.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 16, 2005
a dark teen comedy that tries way too hard to be a dark teen comedy
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 11, 2005
The very dark comedy is about the crossing point of righteousness and exploitation.
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October 7, 2005
The movie -- a variation on the standard teen comedy -- is quirky and funny, but ever so dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2005
“Pretty Persuasion” is a formidable effort that shows how powerful, rich, pretty young girls might get their way if they just stop feeling and just start thinking.
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September 29, 2005
An often-funny movie that has two dumb ideas for every good one.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 23, 2005
Good writing aside, this screenplay contained the elements of two different films. One of them might have been quite persuasive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 23, 2005
Muckrakes in such a convoluted, bizarre way that it threatens to become what it seems to be satirizing: A racist, homophobic, mean-spirited tract.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 23, 2005
Extremely well written in the fearless way of a smarty pants on a roll in the university cafeteria.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 23, 2005
Matches the glossy, calculated kinkiness of a pay-cable television series to a story that unfolds like a Young Adult author's stab at a Bret Easton Ellis novel.
Read More | Original Score: '2/4'
September 22, 2005
Scathing and hilarious social satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2005
A work sufficiently slick and accomplished that you derive a level of pleasure, despite your better instincts.
Read More | Original Score: B-
September 7, 2005
performances are so unreal and lifeless that I kept expecting to see mechanical parts start dangling out of the people's heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2005
A lack of real satirical bite is incongruously accompanied by a smug sense of self-importance in this shrill but toothless movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 2, 2005
Wood's fine work is undermined by the movie it's trapped in, which feels like a rough draft of itself: Skander Halim's screenplay is unnecessarily twisty and gimmicky, and some of the teenspeak dialogue falls flat, already out of date.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2005
The screenplay by Skander Halim falters. It's too convoluted and cloudy to have the intended effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2005
Self-conscious, overdone, shallow, and just not up to the level of its star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2005
Kimberly warns that 'every war has its casualties' - you pick a fight with her and you're gonna be on that 'notify my next of kin' list... wickedly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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