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  • Summary: After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school – until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (Sony Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    This is the kind of movie about teenagers that an adult audience should embrace. It's simply that good, and Stone is nothing short of wonderful.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Easy A not only makes the grade, but it comes in close to 100%.
  3. You'd be hard-pressed to find a misfit loner as confident as Olive, who bears her considerable tortures with remarkable grace. But Stone is so funny, smart and sweet that we relate to her anyway.
  4. 75
    Screenwriter Bert V. Royal takes the oldest adolescence hook in the book - losing one's virginity- and turns it inside out.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Until it spins manically out of control in the last act, Easy A is a charmer: a high school satire with a lethally sharp script and a big, smart, adorable star performance from Emma Stone.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    I finally surrendered to the script's breezy intelligence and the movie's relatively mature sensibility. As for Emma Stone, she didn't have to win me over. She conquered me from the first A.
  7. The script, credited to one Bert V. Royal, seems to have been run through an out-of-control sass machine (seriously, it'll make you appreciate Diablo Cody's tact).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 79
  2. Negative: 11 out of 79
  1. Jun 17, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A fantastic teenage angst film. Easy A delivers everything that you could possibly want from a move: a lot of laughs, a heartfelt conclusion, and plenty of references to classic literature (the Scarlet Letter). Highlighted by strong performances, especially by Emma Stone, Easy A is a whole lot better then most 80's teen films. With plenty of pop culture references and a lot of humor at the sake of religion, Easy A is a great film, and one not to miss. Expand
  2. Oct 22, 2010
    This movie is hilarious funny & outrageous daft. This is Emma Stone's funniest portrayal yet! This is up there with my fave comedies (Superbad, Knocked Up, Shaun of the Dead, P9neapple Express, Role Models, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Tropic Thunder etc.) Expand
  3. May 23, 2011
    Fabulously backed up by a quirky supporting cast (especially Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson) and a clever script, Emma Stone shines throughout. Her performance is one of the year's best and with Easy A, as the film suggests, she's on our map. Expand
  4. Oct 5, 2010
    I really liked this one. I was laughing and loving the story. and i completely felt for the little gay boy who needed his friend's help. so sad :( Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson were absolute stand-outs, as was amanda Bynes. Welcome back to acting darling! Expand
  5. May 29, 2011
    I really adore Emma Stone, her performance was very good like the previous movies she did as well and made me laugh so much, as Amanda Bynes doing the "religion girl". The message that the movie passes isn't very original, but keeps being really cool, even more in a society with many teenagers that appreciate characteristics which Olive (from the movie) tries transmit (even lying). It's really incredible what people do for popularity. Easy A is a great teen comedy, up there with films like Mean Girls and Superbad. It has a witty screenplay, some great dialogue, and remains hilarious throughout. It has a great acts as well. Emma stone had recently charmed me in Zombieland and Superbad, and here she shows that she is a great lead. She can really act, giving a performance that is the biggest reason to watch this film. She is perhaps the best young star right now of her age. The rest of the cast is amazing as well. Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson are hilarious as her off-beat parents, and Lisa Kudrow is great as well in her limited performance. All in all, there is no reason to miss this film. It is rewatchable, entertaining, funny, and best of all, intelligent. Have I mentioned how great Stone is here? Expand
  6. Sep 30, 2010
    Although there are times where the movie is hard to watch, Emma Stone keeps the movie strong and should be respected after this. It does borrow some elements from other high school films, but it knows that. The movie isnâ Expand
  7. Oct 22, 2010
    Why is this movie being praised? It's really truly not a good film. The characters made zero sense. Hi, I'm an intelligent high schooler who pretends to be a slut. Now I have a bad reputation and everyone stares at me because I decided to wear negligee to school and a big obvious red 'A' on my shirt. I have a best friend who has zero redeeming qualities and parents who have borderline personality disorder. Oh and for some reason all of the other sluts in school aren't given such a hard time as me. I am confused, but don't get me wrong I'm smart. Expand

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