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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
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2006
Probably the darkest high school film since Heathers, which is no bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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 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 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-
August 26, 2005
Pretty Persuasion is a nasty piece of work. Yet it offers some unvarnished and amusing thoughts about American contradictions.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2005
Wood does flip cynicism with such precise, easy rhythms and with such obvious pleasure in naughtiness that she's impossible to hate.
August 12, 2005
An astoundingly articulate, utterly unforgiving black comedy about a teenage Satan doll who causes massive havoc in the lives of many dreadful, deserving adults.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2005
A deliciously viscous look at the evil that is the teenage girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 12, 2005
"Mean Girls" meet "The Crucible." ...a devastating portrait of a sociopathic teenager with a tour de force by Evan Rachel Wood.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 11, 2005
not just another black comedy about a manipulative high school *****
| Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2005
Any satire worth its salt should not be afraid to offend, and Pretty Persuasion flings mud in all directions with a fearless audacity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 11, 2005
This is a very funny film about a creepy, excruciatingly lonely world.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
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