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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's so low it scrapes through the barrel and deep into the earth's core. It's the lowest piece of garbage to hit screens in months. show more

  • 12
    Mike Clark USA Today

    An air of self-congratulation hangs over the empty tank of gas called Jawbreaker, as if writer-director Darren Stein just can't wait to dazzle us with the gaudy visuals he's soldered onto a standard-issue black-comedy script. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Like the candy from which it gets its name, Jawbreaker is fun at the start, but can turn into a chore to complete. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Jawbreaker breaks ground in one way. The movie is notably unpleasant, not just because it's morally offensive, but because it strives for this arch, artificial John Waters tone without any accompanying pay-off in wit. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A slick production of a lame script, which kills time for most of its middle half-hour. If anyone in the plot had the slightest intelligence, the story would implode. show more

  • 38
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    It's not particularly funny or trenchant, and its portrayal of noxious high school cliques never amounts to more than was shown in "Heathers." [19 Feb 1999] show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Unoriginal. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The movie's gossamer-thin plot, padded with dream sequences and flashbacks to scenes you saw less than an hour earlier, exists only as an excuse for obvious homages to better films, stunt casting...and what pass for clever remarks in circles unfamiliar with real wit. show more

  • 30
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    Death and comedy rarely mix, and this tedious and painfully un-funny effort by director Darren Stein is no exception. show more

  • 30
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Jawbreaker has all the heart and soul of last week's mystery loaf (a dish that made the weekly rounds at my alma mater, sadly). And like that unidentifiable bovine by-product, the film is a chilly, messy anti-treat, sweet on the outside, sickly on the in. show more

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