Reviews

May 9, 2020
Pretty Persuasion is laugh-out-loud funny for a good stretch...
Feb 3, 2020
Pretty Persuasion is a slutty little movie pretending to be an important one.
Mar 1, 2007
The film is as disturbing as it is amusing, reveling in the hypocrisy of its hopelessly dysfunctional world.
Oct 21, 2006
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Jun 24, 2006
Probably the darkest high school film since Heathers, which is no bad thing.
Jun 6, 2006
Solid performances make it work, even if the film seems slightly undernourished.
Oct 16, 2005
a dark teen comedy that tries way too hard to be a dark teen comedy
Oct 11, 2005
The very dark comedy is about the crossing point of righteousness and exploitation.
Oct 7, 2005
The movie -- a variation on the standard teen comedy -- is quirky and funny, but ever so dark.
Sep 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.
Sep 29, 2005
An often-funny movie that has two dumb ideas for every good one.
Sep 23, 2005
Good writing aside, this screenplay contained the elements of two different films. One of them might have been quite persuasive.
Sep 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.
Sep 23, 2005
Extremely well written in the fearless way of a smarty pants on a roll in the university cafeteria.
Sep 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.
Sep 22, 2005
Scathing and hilarious social satire.
Sep 9, 2005
A work sufficiently slick and accomplished that you derive a level of pleasure, despite your better instincts.
Sep 7, 2005
performances are so unreal and lifeless that I kept expecting to see mechanical parts start dangling out of the people's heads.