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  • Summary: A sexy horror film with a wicked sense of humor, Jennifer's Body is about small town high school student Jennifer, who is possessed by a hungry demon. She transitions from being "high school evil" - gorgeous (and doesn't she know it), stuck up and ultra-attitudinal - to the real deal:A sexy horror film with a wicked sense of humor, Jennifer's Body is about small town high school student Jennifer, who is possessed by a hungry demon. She transitions from being "high school evil" - gorgeous (and doesn't she know it), stuck up and ultra-attitudinal - to the real deal: evil/evil. The glittering beauty becomes a pale and sickly creature jonesing for a meaty snack, and guys who never stood a chance with the heartless babe, take on new luster in the light of Jennifer's insatiable appetite. Meanwhile, Jennifer's lifelong best friend Needy, long relegated to living in Jennifer's shadow, must step-up to protect the town's young men, including her nerdy boyfriend Chip. (20th Century Fox) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    80
    A wicked black comedy with unexpected emotional resonance, one of the most purely pleasurable movies of the year so far.
  2. 63
    Not since Brian De Palma's "Carrie" has a horror movie so effectively exploited the genre as a metaphor for adolescent angst, female sexuality and the strange, sometimes corrosive bonds between girls who claim to be best friends.
  3. Enjoy the film for its witty dialogue and fun performances, but know that there isn't a single good scare. An episode of "Murder, She Wrote" has more thrills.
  4. You ought to have a movie that's both smart and sexy. But Jennifer's Body is neither. Most damning of all, it's not scary.
  5. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    40
    This high school horror romp tackles its bad-girl-gone-really-bad premise with eye-rolling obviousness and, fatally, a near-total absence of real scares.
  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.

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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. Expand
  2. GenA.
    Sep 18, 2009
    10
    It was better than i thought it would be. Scary and sexy.
  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%. Expand
  4. ChadS.
    Sep 19, 2009
    6
    In a crowded gymnasium for troubled girls, Needy Lesnicky(Amanda Seyfried), a nerdy succubus slayer, walks past the other inmates as they In a crowded gymnasium for troubled girls, Needy Lesnicky(Amanda Seyfried), a nerdy succubus slayer, walks past the other inmates as they engage in an athletic endeavor, and untethers the tetherball with a slam of her hand. By paying anti-homage to Jared Hess' "Napoleon Dynamite", the screenwriter serves notice to her "honest-to-blog" fans that she's no indie stalwart. While promoting "Juno", the ex-stripper was already in the process of distancing herself from the whole hipster culture, and sure enough, in "Jennifer's Body", we know for sure who the real Moldy Peaches fans were, when she mocks the whole notion of "indie" to absurd lengths by portraying the indie band as evil. (Not just professionally evil, but really evil.) More than just a mere horror flick, "Jennifer's Body" sends up professional "indie"-ism, a form of twenty-first century hackery. The screenwriter repositions indie rock as the new metal, in which she evokes the supposed devil worshipping ways of metal bands from the relatively recent past(Slayer, Danzig), who used the occult as a marketing ploy to sell albums. More likely than not, these musicians probably didn't really salute Satan away from the stage; they didn't drink blood and howl at the moon. That's why Low Shoulder strikes me as hillarious. The band trades in their indie cred for a cred which probably never existed. (***SPOILER ALERT***) By way of explanation for the musical group's virgin sacrifice, the lead singer explains how their turn towards the darkside is strictly a career decision, a means to remain commercially viable in an industry overloaded with similar sounding bands. While "Jennifer's Body" fails as a horror film, it does succeed modestly on the level of satire; the film has a ghoulish strain of Spinal Tap in its backbone. Expand
  5. Apr 28, 2011
    4
    This movie sucks. The only good part is what gives name to it: Jennifer's body. Megan Fox can be the worse actress in the whole world, can beThis movie sucks. The only good part is what gives name to it: Jennifer's body. Megan Fox can be the worse actress in the whole world, can be a **** but she's hot and that saves the movie. However, anyone who watches the movie knows what he's up to see, so it's not disappointing at all. It fulfills its function. Expand
  6. Jun 8, 2014
    2
    **** movie,amanda seyfried is the only one acting nice,however all other premises,concepts,ideas are just A COMPLETE FAIL,and hell i'am not**** movie,amanda seyfried is the only one acting nice,however all other premises,concepts,ideas are just A COMPLETE FAIL,and hell i'am not trolling or anything,but there are some movies there plain STUPID,and this is a good example,garbage Expand
  7. PaulS.
    Sep 18, 2009
    0
    This movie confirms what many suspected. Diablo was a one hit wonder. This is very much a movie written by a former stripper. A movie that This movie confirms what many suspected. Diablo was a one hit wonder. This is very much a movie written by a former stripper. A movie that teenage boys can enjoy single handedly, so to speak. Expand

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