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  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    OK, the plot is inane, Val-gal-speak is a clichT, and Heckerling was more incisive covering similar hormonal ground 13 years ago in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." But there's still wicked good fun to be had. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Though the dialogue is laced with the colloquial, the film has an inviting tone that even stuffiest of old fogies may find refreshing. Everybody gets put down, but with affection. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The film bobs along like a designer balloon, pumped with wry observations on Marky Mark and Mentos ads. But none of the other cartoonish characters command like twinkly Silverstone. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A smart and funny movie, and the characters are in on the joke. show more

  • 75
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    Clueless is no "Fast Times" when it comes to character development or the merging of comedy and drama, and it might have worked better if it had been more story-oriented and plot-centered. But thanks to Heckerling's spirited direction and cutting-edge script, it is, "like . . . majorly and furiously golden." [19 July 1995] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The cinematic equivalent of cotton candy: certainly not unpleasant, but not especially satisfying despite the sweet taste. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    For a while, it's like really cool, with lots of energy and stuff, but then it gets like major repetitious, and you wish it was like over, y'know? As if! show more

  • 80
    TV Guide

    Impossible to dislike: It's as good-hearted as its bubbly protagonist. show more

  • 20
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Michael Lehmann's "Heathers" followed the same sort of story line to much better effect in 1989, and Clueless leaves you itching to race over to the video store in search of just that. show more

  • 58
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    There are funny bits in Amy Heckerling's high school sat-ire, but the characters are teen-movie zombies with no discernible personality apart from their trendoid obsessions. show more

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