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You Again Reviews

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
November 10, 2010
Yes, this is shrill, crass mainstream Hollywood product, but it has a tendency towards lurid kitsch freakout which makes it not just relentlessly entertaining, but borderline subversive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Rosman
Time Out
September 29, 2010
It's so inconsistent and broadly drawn that wrongheaded is the operative term.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
September 25, 2010
The veteran actresses' easy rapport and sheer exuberance are the only real fresh spots in a story you'll recognize from a mile away.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
September 24, 2010
How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways. This is an epic failure on every level.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
September 24, 2010
Even the best performers can only do so much to elevate mediocre material.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lana Berkowitz
Houston Chronicle
September 24, 2010
A frothy end-of-summer treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 24, 2010
Relentlessly shrill and awkward.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
September 24, 2010
So totally, inanely, numbingly awful is the DOA comedy You Again that you can actually see A-list performers like Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristin Chenoweth flailing through every scene...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 24, 2010
An extremely versatile and talented cast struggles mightily to make something funny that simply isn't.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 24, 2010
There is not a laugh to be found in this rancid, misogynistic revenge comedy.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 24, 2010
In the constipated comedy You Again, a bullied young woman's reluctance to confront an old enemy produces some flatulent laughs, but by the time the movie lets loose, it's built up such a toxic aura that it's hard to embrace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Greg Quill
Toronto Star
September 24, 2010
A laugh-free script that's underscored by a nasty mean streak...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 24, 2010
Such a stinker that the only way to improve it would be for Disney to run the negative and all of the prints through an industrial shredder.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 23, 2010
You again? Another dismissible chick flick that revolves around a wedding and wastes a handful of good actresses by making them behave in a way that no recognizable person would?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
September 23, 2010
Betty White, playing yet another dirty old lady, hardly elevates the proceedings, in which otherwise reasonable women settle petty scores by flinging pea soup and chinaware.
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
September 23, 2010
A parallel track for two generations of women to play out petty grudges and pratfall their way through the mud and muck to the inevitable group hug.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 23, 2010
What a waste of talented actresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 23, 2010
This is another miserable movie about women at war over nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
September 23, 2010
You Again unfortunately perpetuates all the worst cliches about women being insecure, petty, spiteful, competitive and cruel, and it does it in the name of comedy -- which is a problem, because it's pretty much never funny.
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Andrew Barker
Variety
September 23, 2010
Those bemoaning the lack of quality female roles in modern-day Hollywood will find a key cause celebre in You Again, which manages to squander three generations of formidable actresses.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
September 23, 2010
This is the sort of story that relies from its outset on the fact that people have decided not to tell the truth that would have saved everyone a lot of grief and distress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 23, 2010
The movie is so laboriously contrived in every atom of its being that the only interest is in seeing if the characters can avoid the destinies decreed for them by ancient formulas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 22, 2010
There are no surprises here, just a by-the-numbers comedy that's better, and funnier, than it has a right to be, thanks to the efforts of the actors in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5