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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Think of the film from director Adam Salky and screenwriter David Brind as "Pretty in Pink" crossed with "Cruel Intentions." show more

  • 70
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    A smart and well-observed entry in the genre, is a cut above the usual hijinks. show more

  • 63
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    A high school coming-of-age film that dares to push the envelope. It doesn't always succeed, but that's not for lack of trying. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    There’s one bright spot amid all the awkward groping and abundant onscreen texting, and his name is Zach Gilford. show more

  • 58
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Dare, a sweetly sexed-up high school triangle movie, is like a John Hughes comedy trying to pass itself off as ''transgressive.'' show more

  • 70
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    As it develops, Dare lays out some interesting psychological puzzles, though the filmmakers lack the technique to explore them as thoroughly as you might wish. show more

  • 60
    Los Angeles Times

    The film lacks the comedic charm of "American Pie," but with its dark, hyper-sexualization of teens, it offers an engrossing if not soap opera-esque tale of self-discovery. show more

  • 50

    This "Cruel Intentions"-style cesspool of teenage hanky-panky may be more scandalous than its chaste Disney counterpart, but that doesn't necessarily make it any more authentic. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    Zach Gilford's game performance is still no match for the film's catalog of easy ironies, awkward framings, and advice on how to play Blanche DuBois. show more

  • November 17, 2009 Goldenduv
    Report This User

    Ok what makes a movie good for me? Characters I care about. A storyline that engages me. Actors I want to watch. Scenes that make compell me to look at what is going on. Music that adds interesting sometimes surprising notes to the action. I want to learn things about people and leave feeling I'm glad I saw and heard and experienced that...and might even want to go again. That's why I liked Dare.

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