She's the Man - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

She's the Man Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 25, 2006
Hollywood should give pre-teens more credit; they read Shakespeare, and even comprehend the intricacies of the stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
March 24, 2006
Earns higher grades than the average high-school comedy.
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
March 23, 2006
One of those rare movies that aren't so good, yet you wouldn't mind seeing it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 22, 2006
Filled with bogus teen-speak and homosexual panic, smothered in a cutesy score and decked out with generic pop songs that have little relation to the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 22, 2006
It's stupid, dull and toothless, and a classic example of why the next generation is increasingly staying away from the movie theaters. Is this all Hollywood thinks of them?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 21, 2006
The script is too busy trumpeting gender divide stereotypes to give Bynes' character Viola a chance to learn something.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 21, 2006
There I sit, suffering total numbness of body and brain, no longer having to wonder what it might be like to be buried alive in gooey marshmallow.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jackie K. Cooper
March 21, 2006
A minor gender bender
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 20, 2006
Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 20, 2006
She's the Man is foremost an excellent showcase for Bynes.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 20, 2006
Mere words cannot convey how awful Bynes is at playing a girl playing a boy.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 20, 2006
For Bynes, it's a chance to show a bit of range...However, if you're not a casting agent or a teenager, you might want to pick another movie instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
March 19, 2006
Andy Fickman's indifferent direction only exemplifies the inefficient writing, which is inferior to the scribes' previous efforts, and too many plot points are glossed over in music montages.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 19, 2006
The immensely talented Amanda Bynes makes this updating of 'Twelfth Night' fun to watch.
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
March 19, 2006
Some are still-born, some achieve mediocrity, and some have cliches forced upon them.
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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 19, 2006
Amanda Bynes is so damn likeably perky that she can even make this simplified teen comedy version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Diana Saenger
March 18, 2006
Not intended to charm adults, but teen girls will love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
March 18, 2006
The big problem is that most of the schtick doesn't work very well, not that Bynes can't do it, but it seems almost nobody else can, and those who do are stuck in parts that are half baked cartoons.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
March 17, 2006
Gotta love how Amanda Bynes will always rather get laughs than just look pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
March 17, 2006
As was proven with 10 Things I Hate about You, it is possible to re-imagine the Bard in a modern high school setting, but She's the Man doesn't do it well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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