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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's shockingly funny - you don't sit there deciding to laugh. Your own laughter catches you by surprise. [14 Apr 1989] show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's a tough entry into the tough black-comic genre; don't be surprised if it becomes a classic. [31 March 1989] show more

  • 80
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    Heathers gave me the creeps but it also made me laugh. This bizarre variation on that Hollywood staple, the teen movie, is one weird original. [30 Mar 1989 p.A12(E)] show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    The sheer outrageousness of its attitude is enough to make Heathers a very welcome relief in a field dominated by sanctimonious and second-hand virtue. [31 March 1989] show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What sets Heathers apart from less intelligent teenage movies is that it has a point of view toward this subject matter - a bleak, macabre and bitingly satirical one. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The flamboyantly filmed story makes some telling points about adolescent life. But despite its oh-so-cynical mannerisms, it falls all over itself to flatter an allegedly self-absorbed and self-pitying teen audience. [7 April 1989] show more

  • 100
    Brad Laidman Film Threat

    This is an amazing black satire filled with vicious biting words that snap like firecrackers. show more

  • 80
    Emma Cochrane Empire

    Michael Lehmann’s feature debut introduced the world to Christian Slater at his Jack Nicholson, subversive best and gave Winona Ryder a career-high role. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    Dark, cynical, but deliciously funny, Heathers is a fascinating look not just at high school but at the way we look at high school. show more

  • 89
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Director Michael Lehmann made a stunning debut with this sharp satire of teen cliques. show more

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