Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Jennifer’s Body falls into the dispiriting category of dumb movies made by smart people, in this case a glibly clever writer and a talented director who think a few wisecracks are enough to subvert the teen horror genre.
  2. 33
    Cody’s script fails in the fundamentals.
  3. Reviewed by: Noah Berlatsky
    30
    Overall, though, the flashes of competence just emphasize the extent to which the film has no idea what it's doing.
  4. 25
    Jennifer's Body mixes, matches, and crosses three popular genres: horror, comedy, and teen angst. Unfortunately, it fails at all of them - and "fails" might be too kind a term.
  5. 20
    So contemptuous toward its own characters, and its audience, that it chokes off any visceral thrills it might have offered. The movie substitutes calculation for brains, and the filmmakers seem to think we'll all be too stupid to notice.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    10
    This is the sophomore production from "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody, similarly told through ultra-stylized slangy teen dialogue, which is cool, in theory, in the way it respects the verbal resourcefulness of idle flyover kids, but is excruciating to listen to in actual fact.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 154 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 59
  2. Negative: 21 out of 59
  1. SarahS
    Sep 27, 2009
    10
    This was advertised as a horror movie. So, I expected to see a clever horror flick. What I got, instead, was much better. "Jennifer's This was advertised as a horror movie. So, I expected to see a clever horror flick. What I got, instead, was much better. "Jennifer's Body" is an incredibly sassy, colorful, tongue-in-cheek, will-be-loved-for-years-to-come film that plays with stereotypes, surprises and shocks its viewers, and best of all, serves as a hilarious metaphor for that narcissistic friend a lot of us had in high school who, we often suspected, was really an evil succubus. Full Review »
  2. Aug 23, 2012
    6
    Screenplay is not so good. Specific moments are quite enjoyable. But nothing especial in it. Genres are Comedy, Horror. However, I foundScreenplay is not so good. Specific moments are quite enjoyable. But nothing especial in it. Genres are Comedy, Horror. However, I found nothing too horror and nothing too comedy either. Ending of a movie is precious. This film's ending is not so nice. Full Review »
  3. Mar 10, 2012
    8
    The film has an attractive cast, is filmed with striking imagery, basically lives up to its interesting premise, and brings enough wit andThe film has an attractive cast, is filmed with striking imagery, basically lives up to its interesting premise, and brings enough wit and humor to please. Yet, through the whole movie you can't figure out if it is more of a comedy than a horror flick. I give this film 79%. Full Review »