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  • Summary: It's not easy being the most popular and glamorous girl at Beverly Hills High. Especially when you're the envy of scheming Betties (female babes), persistent Barney's (unattractive guys), loser loadies (potheads), and teachers who go postal (freak out) when you turn your homework in late! Yet somehow 15-year-old Cher (Silverstone) keeps it all together, even fining time for extracurricular projects like finding a love match for her debate class teacher (Shawn), and giving a dowdy friend (Murphy) a fashion makeover. But Cher's tidy world starts to unravel with the sudden appearance of two total Baldwins (hunks): a sexy and stylish new classmate (Walker), and Cher's square but cute "ex-stepbrother" (Rudd). Now Cher is about to learn that when it comes to love, she's... well, Clueless. [Paramount] Expand
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 100
    Effervescent, unflappable, supremely pleased with herself, Cher (delightfully played by the much-publicized Alicia Silverstone) is the comic centerpiece of Clueless, a wickedly funny teen-age farce from writer-director Amy Heckerling that, like its heroine, turns out to have more to it than anyone could anticipate. [19 July 1995]
  2. 88
    A smart and funny movie, and the characters are in on the joke.
  3. Even if Clueless runs out of gas before it's over, most of it is as eye-catching and cheery as its star. [19 July 1995]
  4. Though the dialogue is laced with the colloquial, the film has an inviting tone that even stuffiest of old fogies may find refreshing. Everybody gets put down, but with affection.
  5. 70
    OK, the plot is inane, Val-gal-speak is a clichT, and Heckerling was more incisive covering similar hormonal ground 13 years ago in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." But there's still wicked good fun to be had.
  6. 63
    The cinematic equivalent of cotton candy: certainly not unpleasant, but not especially satisfying despite the sweet taste.
  7. 20
    Michael Lehmann's "Heathers" followed the same sort of story line to much better effect in 1989, and Clueless leaves you itching to race over to the video store in search of just that.

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  1. Aug 17, 2010
    10
    This is clearly one of the best movies ever made. While it probably causes 99% of the population to scratch their heads with curiosity, this movie really does what it is meant to do very well. It's extremely entertaining and thoroughly over the top. One of the best 'blonde' movies ever made. Expand
  2. MatthewC
    Apr 26, 2010
    9
    A funny, astute satire on high school life. The script is fresh, original and speaks to high schoolers in a way most high school movies don't. This movie is great because it gets what high school is all about. Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2012
    9
    A classic from the 90s, if you've never seen wasting time. Much better than the current teen movies, this movie really portrays so funny, "dramas" of teenagers. Expand
  4. nickJ
    Sep 10, 2009
    8
    A well made movie with a fast, witty script. You will find that you never get tired of seeing Clueless. It may not be the Marx Bros, but in the world of modern day comedy, it is the cream of the crop. Expand
  5. AmurabiM.
    Jun 1, 2006
    7
    Hilarious, silly, charming, sweet and rocking, "Clueless" is the epitome of teen movies with all that definition means. Besides, captures totally the essence of the 90s with all its pop cuture references. "Clueless" is a marvelous and funny experience who tries to portrait to the X generation with all its contradictions, pleasures and definitions. Alicia Silverstone is the perfect image of this inane, vacuous woman full of good intentions. Her performance is perfect and fit exactly in her persona. "Clueless" is a milestone, a movie that is a reference for all the 00s teen movies but with more than all the charming . Lindsay watch and learn! Expand

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