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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    88
    A slumber-party classic that belongs on the same shelf as "Bring It On" and "10 Things I Hate About You." This high-school comedy should do for its 20-year-old star, Brittany Snow, what those movies did for Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles.
  2. What it does have is the laughs.
  3. 60
    The performers are a bright bunch, especially Snow (even if she's no sane person’s idea of a wallflower), Metcalfe, who has the cocksure swagger of a young Travolta, and McCarthy, who infuses her few scenes with a haggard dignity masquerading as optimism.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    50
    Predictable developments are more or less redeemed by spirited execution and the pleasures of an able, good-looking cast.
  5. Getting worked up about John Tucker Must Die is a bit like getting worked up about the taste of flan.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Ferraro
    40
    Its storyline is very predictable and cliché but teen girls will no doubt have a good time with this movie anyway.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Mar 8, 2011
    7
    In truth, not a bad movie. However, I agree with people who have said it is trying to be too much like Mean Girls. The plot was somewhat predictable in the fact that you knew what was going to happen with Kate and Tucker. Despite the predictable elements, the script is well written and the film on the whole isn't TOO bad. Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2013
    6
    OK, let me say this... John Tucker is no prize, neither is the guy who played him. They could have done so much more and found 1000 better actors to play him. It wasn't a bad movie. It would have been better had the actors actually been high school students and not mid-late 20s actors/actresses. The story was simple, the acting was decent, and it had its funny moment, I defiantly loved your fashion sense John haha. It's worth checking out, but far from Oscar worthy. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2011
    1
    Bottom Line: This film is dumb. D-U-M-B, dumb.

    There are three aspects to a comedy that should immediately tell you itâ

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