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Based on 26 Reviews
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  • 20
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    From the lowercase lettering of the title to the deadly familiarity of the plot, there is much to grate on your nerves in this TV Afterschool Special trying to pass as a real movie. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Chronicle

    Even when the movie is bad -- it's addictively so. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Atypical teen drama about opposites attracting that often (and happily) confounds expectations. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    An intelligent romance that cuts against the grain of the youth-pic genre, crazy/beautiful boasts a scarily good performance from Dunst. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    An impressive portrait of the migraine of teenage girlhood, and also works on the more modest level of teen romance. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Tougher, less sentimental mirror version of "Save the Last Dance." show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Stockwell deserves kudos for working mental illness into a teen story without making it the explicit focus, as in simplistic exercises like "Girl, Interrupted." show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Fast, wacky and bubbling with passion or dark, troubled and doomed. In the unusually titled crazy/beautiful, it's all those things at once. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    The story seems fresh and alive. They also had the good sense to cast Dunst, at 19 already one of Hollywood's finest and most consistent actresses. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    To have been the film it could have been, crazy/beautiful needed to be messier. show more

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