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  • Summary: All her life Leigh Ann Watson (Holmes) has done the right thing. Her only ticket out of town is the one scholarship that goes to her school's top student. All she needs is an "A" in history. There's just one problem: Mrs. Tingle, the history teacher who for 20 years has terrorized theAll her life Leigh Ann Watson (Holmes) has done the right thing. Her only ticket out of town is the one scholarship that goes to her school's top student. All she needs is an "A" in history. There's just one problem: Mrs. Tingle, the history teacher who for 20 years has terrorized the students of Grandsboro High. (Dimension Films) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 32
  2. Negative: 15 out of 32
  1. 90
    A dark, biting comedy-- funny, smart and full of unpredictable twist and turns.
  2. Williamson's screenplay doesn't match the cleverness of his conceit; it lacks the requisite archness and wit.
  3. 50
    Mirren is about the only reason this slow-moving revenge tale tingles at all.
  4. Newly benign and noticeably clumsier than the hits (Williamson) has written.
  5. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    Mostly a screenful of nothingness.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    30
    A pat, hollow exercises with few tricks (or treats) up its sleeve.
  7. One of the worst movies released this year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BradL.
    Dec 26, 2005
    10
    If u haven't seen it, u have missed a lot.
  2. May 17, 2015
    0
    This movie should never have been made. Kevin Williamson is strictly a writer, he wrote the screenplays for the Scream series and The Faculty.This movie should never have been made. Kevin Williamson is strictly a writer, he wrote the screenplays for the Scream series and The Faculty. He'd never directed a movie before this one. His lack of experience shows in in how the movie only has Katie Holmes. Also the plot and his direction go nowhere. The movie pitched itself as a dark comedy but the comedy and the darkness of the movie is its downfall not its empowerment. The movie attempted to emulate the other dark comedies that were released that year, Election and Jawbreaker. This movie is utterly incompetent on every reviewable level and the critical reviews were absolutely accurate with this movie. Expand

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