Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
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  1. Junger spins hilariously written scenes with split-second timing, although the story sags during its long middle portion.
  2. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    60
    Unfailingly energetic, 10 Things is like a puppy that can't stop wagging its tail, begging for attention...Even more than "Cruel Intentions," this movie plays like an awkward high-school production of a classic.
  3. The movie's afraid of [Stiles], turning Kat from riot grrrrl to Solid Gold dancer in the time it takes to drop one Notorious B.I.G. song at that house party - which is why it's the Spam of processed teen movies.
  4. If it's all very clever for a teen-age film, it also feels terribly forced.
  5. 50
    This teen-oriented gloss on Shakespeare's tale is cute and occasionally quite funny, but it's undermined by slack direction.
  6. 50
    While the attractive cast is willing, the translation into '90s teen culture is weak -- like a clueless adult's notion of cool.
  7. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    60
    10 Things doesn't take much time before ditching its pitch idea in favor of a mishmash of newer formulas, never quite settling on a cogent game plan or directorial tone.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 180 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. AliceM.
    Mar 24, 2008
    10
    Relates to children of this era and tells them the story of Taming of the Shrew in a modern world. If Shakespeare was here today he would of Relates to children of this era and tells them the story of Taming of the Shrew in a modern world. If Shakespeare was here today he would of approved most probably! Full Review »
  2. 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
    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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  3. Helen
    Jan 2, 2009
    10
    Love the film, but agree with the San Francisco Chronicles review, the charachters change far to much and it just seems to unrealistic. still Love the film, but agree with the San Francisco Chronicles review, the charachters change far to much and it just seems to unrealistic. still a great film! Full Review »