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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Witherspoon -- though miles from the keen satire of "Election" -- stays one sharp cookie even as her film crumbles. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Benefits enormously from smart casting across the board. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Guilty of inciting a near-laugh riot thanks to an irresistible leading lady whose comic instincts are as impeccable as her manicure. show more

  • 80
    Wall Street Journal

    Thanks to Ms. Witherspoon's artful portrayal of a winning, if beachless, Gidget, I found Legally Blonde very enjoyable. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Smart screwball comedy that upends the stereotype of the airhead towhead. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Like all blond jokes, Legally Blonde is basically meanspirited, and that's when it's funniest. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A featherweight comedy balanced between silliness and charm. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Witherspoon goes further, pouring so much humor and pizzazz into Elle that she lifts up the whole movie. show more

  • 63
    Miami Herald

    Unashamedly sticks with its light comedy roots. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    There's always Witherspoon, swimming upstream and never letting it slow her down. Blindingly purposeful, she's a perky blond tornado. Marilyn Monroe would not only have cheered her on. She'd have learned something. show more

  • July 25, 2008 SammiB2357
    Report This User

    nothing gets better than this movie...maybe the musical...but nothing else.

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