Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 88
    Kudrow's Michele is a deadpan delight as she joins fellow misfit Romy (a deliciously funny Mira Sorvino).
  2. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    80
    Garofalo is amazing, as always, and the film is almost about her as much as the leads. The recreation of the casts' high school years is wickedly funny and dead on.
  3. 75
    It has charm, a sly intelligence, and the courage to go for special effects sequences.
  4. A frothy comedy with the most adorable buddies since "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
  5. 75
    One of those pleasant movie-going experiences that doesn't offend, excite, or challenge anyone. There are all sorts of likable things about it.
  6. Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    70
    Though "Romy and Michelle" doing Tucson doesn't take us much further than Beavis and Butt-head doing America, the ride, and the company, are a lot more fun.
  7. Despite the aggressive silliness of this enjoyable comedy, the emotional focus on the painful social experience of high school makes the film real and immediate, and the flavorsome dialogue in Robin Schiff's script gives the leads a lot to work (as well as play) with.
  8. Reviewed by: Jane Ganahl
    63
    Ultimately, though, the movie's charms are frustrated by meandering direction.
  9. 60
    A candy-colored, superficially fizzy revenge fantasy with a startlingly corrosive undercurrent of bitterness and frustration.
  10. Reviewed by: Robin Dougherty
    60
    As lightweight as it is, it's easy to feel real affection for the movie.
  11. It's the spark and surprise of good sketch comedy that makes this film really work--the laugh-out-loud moments are worth the wait.
  12. This sloppy, pleasant comedy by playwright and TV producer Robin Schiff (Almost Perfect) is an amiable mess, a padded-out expansion of a play called "Ladies' Room."
  13. 50
    Isn't smart enough to cut it as the ultimate blond joke. [25 April 1997, p. 4D]
  14. Okay, some of this is mildly diverting.
  15. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    Desperately uncertain in tone and able to generate only sporadic laughs, pic decks out its meager story of revenge and comeuppance with a vulgar, flashy shimmer that will no doubt attract teenage girls, or the core "Clueless" audience.
  16. Sorvino and Kudrow, for whatever inscrutable reasons, seem to be having a blast with their ridiculous characters, and both shine in the loopy set-pieces and dream sequences that pepper the story.
  17. Reviewed by: Stephen Thompson
    40
    Kudrow and Sorvino aren't really given a script to work with; most jokes consist of the two women being vacuous together.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. nbc
    Jul 6, 2012
    10
    This is literally one of my favorite movies of all time! Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow are perfect picks for these hilarious best friends/misfits! I can't watch this movie enough! Full Review »