Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
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  1. 50
    Despite its name, Beautiful Girls is actually about a group of irritating, twenty-something males whose adolescent attitudes have remained with them well into adulthood.
  2. Directed, with overfondness for the goofy ways of guys, by Ted Demme and written, with overfondness for the sound of guys pontificating about nothing, by Scott Rosenberg.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    A great title in search of a movie to live up to it, this startlingly uneventful compendium of thick-headed boy-talk and female tolerance squanders a fine cast on incredibly ordinary characters and situations.
  4. Forget Beautiful Girls. The title ought to be "Jerky, Messed- Up Dudes With Nowhere to Go"
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    60
    Wavers between being condescending and downright preposterous, but there are redeeming moments.
  6. Reviewed by: Sara Kerr
    60
    It's too long by half an hour, and the director, Ted Demme, can't hold onto a rhythm, but the actors are uniformly sharp, and so are the actresses.
  7. Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    50
    Beautiful Girls follows the boys as they work their way through these crises, and it's about as much fun as a neighborhood bar on a Tuesday night. Its crisis: not much happening.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 20, 2014
    10
    Beautiful Girls is an excellent comedy drama with a popular cast. Uma Thurman, Matt Dillon, Natalie
    Portman and Mira Sorvino are just some of
    Beautiful Girls is an excellent comedy drama with a popular cast. Uma Thurman, Matt Dillon, Natalie
    Portman and Mira Sorvino are just some of the actors in the movie. The movie is a wonderful movie to
    watch with your significant other, friends or family.
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  2. Jan 16, 2015
    4
    OK so I cannot issue a full review as I stopped watching at 59 minutes in, had seen enough to realize my life did not need to waste a furtherOK so I cannot issue a full review as I stopped watching at 59 minutes in, had seen enough to realize my life did not need to waste a further 50 minutes watching this dated flick.

    Would I recommend, maybe in 1996,..then again most likely not ever.
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  3. Mike
    Oct 18, 2006
    8
    Portman, Plimpton and O'Donnell make the film. The only one of Portman's films I've seen that measures up to The Professional.