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  • Summary: Elle Woods (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 justElle Woods (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 (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 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 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. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    80
    If this Popsicle of a movie melts long before it's over, the first half has more good laughs than all of “Sweethearts.”
  3. 75
    A featherweight comedy balanced between silliness and charm.
  4. Like all blond jokes, Legally Blonde is basically meanspirited, and that's when it's funniest.
  5. 60
    Witherspoon's sophisticated-pixie brilliance practically makes the movie, and her easy, confident, curvaceous carriage doesn't hurt, either -- she's the thinking guy's cupcake, maybe because her mind is just as supple as her curves.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    The mildly engaging silliness of its premise is never transformed into something more substantial, and the attempt at a fine-tuned "Clueless"-like tone is only sputteringly achieved.
  7. 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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  1. Positive: 37 out of 45
  2. Negative: 5 out of 45
  1. Apr 27, 2014
    10
    I love this movie. It is a perfectly comedic chick flick that Reese Witherspoon has put her stamp all over. She is perfect in her role as ElleI love this movie. It is a perfectly comedic chick flick that Reese Witherspoon has put her stamp all over. She is perfect in her role as Elle Woods and I couldn't imagine anyone else taking that part. It is very light hearted and the script is really funny. It is one of my all-time favourite movies. Plus it shows everyone that us blondes aren't always as stupid as everyone thinks! "Whoever said orange was the new pink, was seriously disturbed!" Expand
  2. JaredB.
    Jan 31, 2007
    10
    This is one of the smartest, funniest comedies I have ever seen. Reese Witherspoon was absolutely hilarious. Even as a straight male, I found This is one of the smartest, funniest comedies I have ever seen. Reese Witherspoon was absolutely hilarious. Even as a straight male, I found myself wanting to kill Victor Garber's character near the end. This movie rocked. Expand
  3. CrystalL.
    Apr 11, 2007
    10
    I love this movie. It's a great feel good about yourself film.
  4. Mar 9, 2013
    7
    This is one of those movies that I absolutely hate to admit that I find funny. It has several absolutely hilarious moments. Sure the mainThis is one of those movies that I absolutely hate to admit that I find funny. It has several absolutely hilarious moments. Sure the main character makes you facepalm almost every time she speaks and the story is completely and utterly ridiculous, but that's part of the movie's charm. It is stupid, it isn't the perfect film but if you want a good laugh (and many of them) and aren't looking to watch Oscar gold this is the movie for you! Expand
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. AnnE.
    Aug 1, 2001
    1
    Forgettable.

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