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Based on 39 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The plot is flimsy, but director Mark Waters (Freaky Friday) trusts Fey's tart dialogue to carry the day. Wise man. Fey subverts formula to find comic gold. She's a brash new voice in movie comedy. Boy, do we need her now. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    As in "The House of Yes'' and "Freaky Friday,'' Waters keeps it wild but real, and the result is not only a series of lively scenes but lively close-ups: The big-eyed, expressive performances are just fun to watch. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Mean Girls has the same fancifully dead-on tone as the 1995 high-school comedy "Clueless" without the sweetness because, hey, these snits are mean. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A high school comedy that is sharply observed and often terrifically funny, yet oddly misconceived. show more

  • 63
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Alternately intriguing then not, and, like its subject, features a lot of lip gloss and girl-on-girl zingers. And like most contemporary movies, Mean Girls has no ending. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Likable Lohan doesn't exude the vulnerability that would give the movie true heart, and Fey, head writer for "Saturday Night Live," crafts better punch lines than plots. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Results in an edgy comedy, where laughs stem at times from uncomfortable situations. In other words, Mean Girls lives up to its title. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Mean Girls dissects high school society with a lot of observant detail, which seems surprisingly well-informed. The screenplay by "Saturday Night Live's" Tina Fey is both a comic and a sociological achievement. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Though not a perfect comedy, it manages to be quite often laugh-out-loud funny. The film's strong cast, including scene-stealing "SNL"er Tim Meadows as the school principal, also helps smooth out most of the rough edges. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The screenplay by Tina Fey -- head writer for "Saturday Night Live" -- is marvelously smart, though, and the ensemble cast is uncannily in sync with it. show more

  • February 18, 2011 BRIDRA
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    good movie

  • February 03, 2009 robbie61987
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    This was real airhead entertainment, no wonder Lohan's career has gone downhill.

  • December 23, 2008 LvsMommy2
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    Aw poor Cady got tricked but you gotta admit that movie was mad funny!!!

  • August 08, 2008 Proud2Bsuper
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    That movies blows me out! Laugh-out loud funny! I liked the part when the girls riot against each other across the school after they read the comments that are xeroxed from the "Burn Book". Ouch!

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