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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 78 Ratings

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  • Summary: This teen drama, set at a Southern California high school, focuses on the complicated romance between a rebellious girl from and affluent family (Dunst) and a hardworking Latino boy from East L.A. (Hernandez).
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. It is an enormous improvement over the brainless, patronizing teenage romances that have slouched into (and quickly out of) theaters in recent years. But it could, if the filmmakers had trusted themselves and the actors a bit more, have lived up to its title.
  2. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    80
    A teenage movie that trusts its audience -- it sounds crazy, but it's actually quite beautiful.
  3. 75
    Stockwell deserves kudos for working mental illness into a teen story without making it the explicit focus, as in simplistic exercises like "Girl, Interrupted."
  4. Even when the movie is bad -- it's addictively so.
  5. An absorbing little drama full of unexpected revelations, keen insights into the Anglo and Hispanic cultures of L.A., and strong supporting performances.
  6. 60
    Crazy/beautiful has a leisurely local specificity, and Stockwell has a tender way with his actors.
  7. 20
    From the lowercase lettering of the title to the deadly familiarity of the plot, there is much to grate on your nerves in this TV Afterschool Special trying to pass as a real movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. AlexandriaM.
    Jan 3, 2007
    10
    You know, I truly believe this is the greatest teen movie that has been made. I'm glad that they understand fully how a teenagers life You know, I truly believe this is the greatest teen movie that has been made. I'm glad that they understand fully how a teenagers life is, its not like other ridiculous teen films where you can't connect with their emotions, and their feelings are very inadequate to a NORMAL teenager's life. This movie deserves a 10, they had a perfect cast, and Kirstin Dunst is a genius with her performance, and Jay, don't even get me started with him. Incredible talent, sure to see him rise to the top. Overall, phenominal, and I'm glad that this movie was made. Expand
  2. krystle
    Oct 8, 2005
    10
    Omg i just saw the movie today it was amazing!!!He a great actor and cant wait to see the movie again.i wish i was kristen dunst!
  3. Sep 20, 2013
    9
    I love movies like this, real movies about real things.It`s a love story but with real life problems.They should make more teen movies likeI love movies like this, real movies about real things.It`s a love story but with real life problems.They should make more teen movies like this, and less of the crap they usually put out. Expand
  4. Jul 9, 2014
    9
    Crazy/Beautiful has fantastic acting from the two lead actors. The movie is a teen drama similar to Save
    The Last Dance. A troubled teen girl
    Crazy/Beautiful has fantastic acting from the two lead actors. The movie is a teen drama similar to Save
    The Last Dance. A troubled teen girl falls for a guy who goes to the same school as her. They begin
    dating but she doesn't tell him about her troubled past. The movie is very enjoyable on every level !
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