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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Only partly successful. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Ms. Wood, who made a potent impression two years ago as a naïve adolescent led astray by a sophisticated and psychotic classmate in "Thirteen," has the whip hand this time around -- and she's wonderfully persuasive. She needs a movie to match. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Another high school vixen movie, this one with a potty mouth (the vixen) and pretensions of social commentary (the movie), Pretty Persuasion brings to mind a number of other titles, all better. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Sets out to be a social critique but settles for smug disdain. show more

  • 88
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It is also extremely well-written in the fearless way of a smarty pants on a roll in the university cafeteria. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    So the movie is daring, and well-acted. Yet it isn't very satisfying, because the serious content keeps breaking through the soggy plot intended to contain it. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    So exploitative and misogynistic that its last-minute dramatic turns and pleas for tolerance and understanding come off as manipulative as its heroine. show more

  • 50
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    Isn't so much awful as it is self-conscious, overdone, shallow, and just not up to the level of its star. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Pretty Persuasion reminds me of a half-hour TV series that has a great pilot episode, then falls apart in subsequent installments. Movies need to grow and change to keep things interesting; this one is stagnant. show more

  • 38
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    Not funny because it's not true. show more

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