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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 150
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  1. StringerB.
    Apr 28, 2004
    5
    I'm a huge fan of teen flicks. This movie had so much potential, and I was so fired up to see it, but the writing is pretty horrible. Elisha Cuthbert's part is just so paper-thin. And Emile Hirsch does VERY little with his role. Big-time casting gaff there. The best acting performance in the film is by Tim Olyphant, but he is underutilized. Even the AVN awards sequence could I'm a huge fan of teen flicks. This movie had so much potential, and I was so fired up to see it, but the writing is pretty horrible. Elisha Cuthbert's part is just so paper-thin. And Emile Hirsch does VERY little with his role. Big-time casting gaff there. The best acting performance in the film is by Tim Olyphant, but he is underutilized. Even the AVN awards sequence could have been so much funnier. It's almost as if the writers had never been to one. Oh well.... Great opportunity squandered. It's no wonder that it openend up at 6 million on the opening weekend despite a massive marketing campaign. Expand
  2. MichaelM.
    Oct 22, 2004
    6
    This is a cool, quirky and fun-to-watch teen sex movie, that is nothing close to the brillance of Animal House. I thought it was good, it just has too much of the "been done before" feeling to it. Emile Hirsch does a fantastic job as usual, and Elisha Cuthbert is okay. Thumbs Up.
  3. Bruce
    Dec 2, 2007
    6
    Hirsch and Cuthbert are likeable and make the first half of the movie pleasant to enjoy. The second half of the movie spirals out of control and becomes too crazy, bringing everything down. Overall, a slightly better than average 6 out of 10.
  4. Oct 5, 2013
    6
    The Girl Next Door is diverting entertainment, keeping your attention for only as long as you want to watch. The final third is relieving, as this movie started turning into a profane, uneasy porno. Thank god for the ending.
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Clint Morris
    60
    It's got everything the genre calls for – boppy music, cute boys, cute girls, lots of sexual lingo, and most importantly, laughs.
  2. Sharp, vivacious comedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    60
    A tickle-and-tease teen sex comedy that plays like a late-night channel-surf through soft-core sitcoms, "American Pie" wannabes and '80s Brat Pack romances.