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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What saves director Ted Demme's comic talkfest from sitcom slickness is a quirky script by Scott Rosenberg and an appealing cast. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Forget Beautiful Girls. The title ought to be "Jerky, Messed- Up Dudes With Nowhere to Go" show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Easy to tumble for. [9 February 1996, p.D4] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie was directed by Ted Demme, with a light touch that allows the humor to survive in spite of the gloomy thoughts and the bleak, dark, frozen winter landscape. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Redeemed by sensitive acting. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Despite its name, Beautiful Girls is actually about a group of irritating, twenty-something males whose adolescent attitudes have remained with them well into adulthood. show more

  • 38
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Something in Hutton's wounded puppy look always communicates an untapped intelligence or wasted potential, both of which are perfect for this role. show more

  • 80

    The film really succeeds with its warm treatment of ordinary hang-ups - no life-shattering revelations or pain repressed since childhood, just the genuine, everyday trials of life. show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    Wavers between being condescending and downright preposterous, but there are redeeming moments. show more

  • 67
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    With beauty and talent to spare, Portman is something to behold: It's as if Elizabeth Taylor and Jodie Foster were somehow genetically melded at an early age. She's definitely a beautiful girl to watch for. show more

  • December 04, 2010 Richard
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    Fascinting movie. Comfortable but intriguing charceter study, featuring a quality cast, especially astounding "old soul" young Nataiie Portman. One of my very favorite movies ever.

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