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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's slick girlie stuff, but the cast makes it go down easy. show more

  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Dreadful teen comedy with a "Cinderella" theme. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    There's nothing wrong with fairy tales, but they don't have to be formulaic. A movie like this would have benefited from a blending of the fanciful and the inventive. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Young audiences may welcome this movie, but girls, and boys, should want more. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Designed as the ideal confection to attract a young girl or teen, What a Girl Wants will more likely hook their mothers. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Irritating wish-fulfillment movie. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is clearly intended for girls between the ages of 9 and 15, and for the more civilized of their brothers, and isn't of much use to anyone else. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    It's a cheery, impossible fantasy. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Harmless, fish-out-of-water fluff. show more

  • 50
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    It's not that What a Girl Wants is dreadful; it's merely slapdash, wildly inconsistent in tone and style, and mind-numbingly predictable in character and plot. show more

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