Clueless

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Universal acclaim- based on 98 Ratings

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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!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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    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. 80
    Ultimately, [Heckerling's] portrait is affectionate and, in places, even sweet, enabling us to laugh at them and embrace them at the same time.
  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. Time
    Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    70
    It's like a restaurant where you go for the food and go back for the atmosphere. Or for the waitress. [13 July 1995]
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Aug 11, 2015
    10
    A fun, great comedy satire, with a lot more clever gags and genuine sweetness then in your average teen comedy! It is, surprisingly one of myA fun, great comedy satire, with a lot more clever gags and genuine sweetness then in your average teen comedy! It is, surprisingly one of my favorite movies now, and I don't even like teen movies! But, this film is a clever twist on teen movies, which this movie actually makes fun of. Expand
  2. 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, thisThis 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
  3. 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 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
  4. 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,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
  5. 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 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
  6. Jul 19, 2016
    8
    This movie had a lot to offer. From, clever one-liners to classic punchlines and everything in between, this movie, didn't disappoint. I foundThis movie had a lot to offer. From, clever one-liners to classic punchlines and everything in between, this movie, didn't disappoint. I found Alicia Silverstone's character, Cher to be charming. I like how Amy Heckerling managed to step away from the classic blonde stereotype and decided to give us something fresh, yet familiar. Cher is different in that she is caring, compassionate, and selfless--traits we can all admire in a person. This is proven time and again in the many actions she commits (e.g. when she helps her teacher get a date with another teacher, helps the new girl become popular, etc.). I liked this film. Expand
  7. Jan 7, 2016
    0
    WHAT I LIKED: Some of the acting is very convincing and erm....
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Serious messages? They're there, but are mostly to buy
    WHAT I LIKED: Some of the acting is very convincing and erm....
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Serious messages? They're there, but are mostly to buy into, not think about - these characters represent something so wrong. 'Clueless' is a commercialised, cliched-American, very run off the mill rom-com with very few funny moments. I suppose this film is supposed to be all that, but that doesn't make it enjoyable for me
    VERDICT: It's terrible. Really. Nothing redeems this film in any way.
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