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  • Summary: Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there'sElle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner (Matthew Davis) from popping the question: Elle is TOO blonde. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. [MGM] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Ed Epstein
    80
    Thanks to Ms. Witherspoon's artful portrayal of a winning, if beachless, Gidget, I found Legally Blonde very enjoyable.
  2. Imagine the sequel to "Clueless" reconceived as a peroxide "Paper Chase" and punched up with a valley girl version of "My Cousin Vinny" for the climax.
  3. 75
    Guilty of inciting a near-laugh riot thanks to an irresistible leading lady whose comic instincts are as impeccable as her manicure.
  4. 63
    A smart comedy about a smart blonde -- that would be a sensation. But a dumb comedy about a smart blonde turns out to be not bad.
  5. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    60
    I half-admire its exquisite balancing act, squeezing laughs out of its leading lady's wardrobe, vocabulary, gestures, and cretinously oblivious Beverly Hills sense of entitlement, while simultaneously demonstrating her brilliance, sturdy ethics, and unflappable egalitarianism.
  6. Witherspoon fills the screen with bright-eyed bounce. The rest of the cast is as forgettable as the flimsy story.
  7. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    40
    That's just not enough to recommend it, though it does have one moment of real justice: The person sentenced to jail has truly bad hair.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46
  1. KirstieR.
    Nov 14, 2005
    10
    Awesome movie, blew my mind away.
  2. CrystalL.
    Apr 11, 2007
    10
    I love this movie. It's a great feel good about yourself film.
  3. Oct 3, 2015
    10
    This is such an adorable movie! It makes every girl remember why pink was thier favorite color in elementary school. Elle Woods is a greatThis is such an adorable movie! It makes every girl remember why pink was thier favorite color in elementary school. Elle Woods is a great role model, she takes in the best and worst moments of life with a cheerful laugh. I wish my dorm room would look like hers :). I am so excited to see the sequel! Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2014
    7
    Legally Blonde is a sweet movie with a soft center and a likable protagonist. Reese Witherspoon is perfect as Elle Woods, the naïve,Legally Blonde is a sweet movie with a soft center and a likable protagonist. Reese Witherspoon is perfect as Elle Woods, the naïve, determined gal who wants to prove she can do what she sets her mind to. Expand
  5. May 15, 2015
    6
    Don't ignore the laughability of Legally Blonde. This is not just a cutesy chick flick that it helps to mock. It's a film about woman and aDon't ignore the laughability of Legally Blonde. This is not just a cutesy chick flick that it helps to mock. It's a film about woman and a strong one at that. Reese Witherspoon gives us quite the showcase too. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2013
    4
    Legally Blonde is simply forgettable.
    With a concept of defying stereotypes, Legally Blonde succeeds to have moments of laughter but overall,
    Legally Blonde is simply forgettable.
    With a concept of defying stereotypes, Legally Blonde succeeds to have moments of laughter but overall, out runs its very small window of opportunity.
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  7. AnnE.
    Aug 1, 2001
    1
    Forgettable.

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