Mean Girls

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 302 Ratings

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  • Summary: Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows about "survival of the fittest." But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time and falls prey toRaised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows about "survival of the fittest." But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time and falls prey to the psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teenage girls face today. [Paramount Pictures] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 80
    Smart, funny, well-acted and visually lively.
  2. Likable Lohan doesn't exude the vulnerability that would give the movie true heart, and Fey, head writer for "Saturday Night Live," crafts better punch lines than plots.
  3. Bellyflops into the increasingly complicated American high school experience with a healthy reservoir of wit.
  4. 63
    The limp climax doesn't undo the solid humor, wicked social commentary, and delicious satire that precedes it, but it leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. In the end, Mean Girls isn't mean enough.
  5. 60
    Lohan is a warm and engaging presence, but she's completely outshone by the bad girls, and when they're offscreen, Mean Girls is an oddly restrained, barely plotted movie.
  6. 50
    All Fey does is apply a smattering of wit to the story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 108
  2. Negative: 7 out of 108
  1. AnnaW
    Jan 1, 2009
    10
    This is a great amkerican movie... Rachel McAdams do a fantastic job... Lindsay LOhan is good. Mean Girls is a fantastic movie!
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    10
    Women and Men alike love this movie. When a movie that is 'strictly made' for a certain group appeals to EVERYONE, then you have a success onWomen and Men alike love this movie. When a movie that is 'strictly made' for a certain group appeals to EVERYONE, then you have a success on your hands. The writing, acting and cast are all spot on. This movie never gets old Expand
  3. AidanS.
    Sep 1, 2005
    10
    One of the best movies I've ever seen, literately!
  4. Sep 6, 2014
    10
    I think this one of the best teenage movies ever, I think a teen movie never came so close to the rivalry of the girls in high school and withI think this one of the best teenage movies ever, I think a teen movie never came so close to the rivalry of the girls in high school and with a such hilarious sense of humor. Expand
  5. Dec 22, 2012
    8
    OK, so chick flicks are normally the lowest form of entertainment next to reality TV, so why is Mean Girls an 8/10? Allow me to explain, CadyOK, so chick flicks are normally the lowest form of entertainment next to reality TV, so why is Mean Girls an 8/10? Allow me to explain, Cady Heron has been home schooled her entire life, now she has moved to America and is put into an actual school. Completely out of her depth she seeks for friends where she can find them and ends up becoming a 'plastic', one of the best looking, and most highly feared women in school. However as she begins to truly become a plastic to impress a guy she soon realises how wrong she was.
    Mean Girls on pen and paper sounds like every other chick flick but its much more than that, for anyone who went to school in the 21st century, its like being back in school. Every social class is portrayed wonderfully by a fantastic cast, not to mention that it is actually funny for both men and women. Mean Girls is one of the gems hidden in an overcrowded, poorly done genre and worth a try for anyone looking for a funny, feel good film.
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  6. Aug 29, 2014
    7
    Far from surprisingly that Tina Fey wrote the sharp sassiness of this comic gold. One of the most quotable films of the naughties, Mean GirlsFar from surprisingly that Tina Fey wrote the sharp sassiness of this comic gold. One of the most quotable films of the naughties, Mean Girls is fab and fresh--not too much some of Lindsay Lohan's best work. Expand
  7. kitty
    Jul 8, 2008
    0
    Boring, dumb, and annoying!

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