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Sydney White Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 22, 2008
This surprisingly clever coed reworking of Snow White does for dorks what Revenge of the Nerds did for, well, you know.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
October 6, 2007
A lot of the acting is in the broad Disney Channel style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 26, 2007
A perky and chaste Y.A. update on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 25, 2007
One of the dopiest, goofiest, and yes, I guess you can say, sneezy-ist and sleepy-ist, movies of the year.
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September 25, 2007
...should satisfy Bynes fans looking for a pleasant, innocuous follow-up to her last vehicle.
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Laura Kern
New York Times
September 21, 2007
Ms. Bynes, with her cherubic face, expressive eyes and comic timing, helps create a positive, pleasing diversion that caters to the geek in all of us.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 21, 2007
Sydney White's message of embracing all kinds of people and not quaking in fear of the elite and popular is a sound one, but each twist and turn is so telegraphed and expected that the story feels wan and the comedy feeble.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 21, 2007
How hard could it be to make a clever parody of Snow White? Very hard, apparently.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
September 21, 2007
Part fairy tale, part college comedy, totally unoriginal and a tad offensive, Sydney White stars Amanda Bynes as a new student who starts a rebellion against the school's oppressive Greek establishment.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 21, 2007
Snow White joins a sorority and gets some Revenge of the Nerds friends in Sydney White, a cute comedy for girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 21, 2007
On television, Amanda Bynes' tendency toward slapstick can come across as sitcom-cute. Blown up on the big screen, it's the equivalent of a hammer hitting you over the head. For 90 minutes. In surround sound.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
September 21, 2007
Its silly Snow White allusions aside, Sydney White is a simple but amiable modern fairy tale about a young woman (Amanda Bynes) who heads off to college determined to pledge her dead mom's sorority.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
September 21, 2007
As Sydney White again demonstrates, [Amanda Bynes] just doesn't seem to have found a script that lives up to her comic potential.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 21, 2007
Dorks deserve better than this. Amanda Bynes deserve better than this. Most importantly, audiences deserve better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 21, 2007
This is not your middle-schooler's Amanda Bynes. While her female fans will appreciate that 21-year-old Bynes is growing up with them, maybe her next movie will stretch beyond the fractured fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune
September 21, 2007
Sydney White, according to its producers, is a sequel to Hilary Duff's A Cinderella Story, and it shares with that 2004 film the vacuum-like ability to suck the fun out of a fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
September 21, 2007
While the film's premise is shamelessly hokey and Joe Nussbaum's direction is at best pedestrian, props are due the young cast, especially Bynes, whose can-do optimism seems genuine if ultimately overdone.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 21, 2007
A feeble college comedy aimed at middle schoolers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
September 21, 2007
Bynes is captivating despite a role that does not give her much to do but display tomboyish good spirit behind some really unfortunate hair and make-up.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
September 20, 2007
A mildly fractured fairy tale that's often too dopey for its own good.
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
September 20, 2007
What's the excuse for dumbing down Snow White to moron level? Are there really people out there who thought the original version just didn't have enough toilet jokes?
| Original Score: F
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
September 20, 2007
Unfortunately, this film doesn't have the cojones to take the fairy tale all the way
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
September 20, 2007
Sydney White is a carnival of ethnic and social stereotypes rising up against the lily-white status quo.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 19, 2007
Sydney White is an Amanda Bynes comedy that shows the after-effects a long-running TV sitcom can have on an actress.
| Original Score: 2/5