Metascore
21

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 11 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Adam Schubak
    63
    Thanks to the smart casting of Jon Voight as the school’s principal and Lainie Kazan as Yasmin’s beloved Bubbie, the two-hour run time won't be a complete bore for adults.
  2. Finally, a postfeminist multicultural musical extravaganza for 8-year-old girls. Is Bratz not the most totally stylin' movie ever? Grownups won't think so, but for their daughters who share a "passion for fashion" with the dolls that are giving Barbie a run for her money, it will be the event of the season.
  3. While often cliche ridden and preposterous, it's too busy and loud to put anyone to sleep.
  4. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    42
    A movie based on a doll line, is an M&M-colored high school fantasia for aspirational 10- and 12-year-old girls who'll be shocked (or, hopefully, delighted) when they get to ninth grade and find out life isn't so super-Bratz-fabulous.
  5. 42
    Bratz's strong anti-clique sermonizing would be slightly more convincing if it weren't tethered to a movie romanticizing the most awesome clique ever.
  6. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    40
    Bratz’s references and parodies are consistently on-target, if always way too over-the-top. Every line of dialogue could plausibly take an exclamation point.
  7. 40
    This is a movie for a grade-schooler's -- a female grade-schooler's -- sensibility. It's earnest, silly and sweet, with just enough food fights and musical numbers to keep everyone else from gagging on the goo.
  8. The best that can be said about the big-screen Bratz is that they are not nearly as appalling as their toy-shelf twins.
  9. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    A silly movie that's essentially a series of clichés strung together into a semblance of a movie.
  10. Reviewed by: Jessica Gross
    30
    In the end, the most offensive part of Bratz isn't its stereotypes or brand expansion; it's the sorry state of Jon Voight's career.
  11. It's a movie on the wrong side side of the so-bad-it's-good line.
  12. Arriving as inevitably as puberty, Bratz introduces the swollen-headed, fashion-addicted dolls of the title to a live-action movie.
  13. The most horrifying film of 2007, Bratz is based on the popular line of collagen-lipped, doe-eyed slut-ette dolls and their male companions, "the boys with a passion for fashion ... and the Bratz!" (In other words, they're bi-curious.)
  14. 0
    In the end, Bratz celebrates something even more important than good grades or good friends: the vital acquisition of totally awesome shoes. Fitting for a movie that exists only to separate you from your paycheck.
  15. 0
    No, Bratz, an unwitting and witless critique of American consumerism run amok, does not star Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
  16. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    0
    A live-action film based on a line of dolls, it's pure marketing chum for tweeners: a proudly shallow, purposefully bland ode to girly-girl narcissism. I could actually feel my brain stem shrivel up as I watched it.
  17. This atrocious comedy doesn't have an idea in its head but still screams at the top of its lungs.
User Score
3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 12 out of 14
  1. Nov 4, 2010
    1
    the most horrifying live-action movie of 2007
  2. BrentR
    Oct 21, 2007
    0
    This movie screams of the consumerism that gave the dolls their success.
  3. JaredC.
    Jul 30, 2007
    0
    My Lord, what has filmmaking brought us now. Bratz: The Movie! What a complete total waste of time not even watching the movie, but actually the people who made it. Full Review »