Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. It wimped out by blanding down the story and the characters to the point where she isn't really a shrew and he isn't really a maniac.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 146 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    I'm not normally one for Romantic teen movies, but I really enjoyed this movie.

    The whole cast do a great job, but special praise has to go
    to Heath Ledger, who sadly is no longer with us. He's great in this movie, as is the rest of the cast.

    Larisa Oleynik looks absolutely stunning in this movie, and you can see why its a case of love at first site for Cameron.
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  2. Jul 17, 2014
    7
    This is one of my favorite Teen Comedies, it's very wise and great modern day Shakespeare Adaptation. Heath Ledger puts on a charming performance, Stiles And Levitt put on great performances too Full Review »
  3. Mar 6, 2014
    5
    I just don't get the characters. And the whole story to be honest. But I don't blame the actors nor actresses, rather the script. It's not funny but neither realistic. Didn't like it, but either didn't hated it. Full Review »