Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
Watch On
  1. Were it not for young star Amanda Bynes' energetic good nature in the face of drab dialogue and wooden stereotypes, What a Girl Wants might have been a career-ending movie violation rather than just an embarrassing fender-bender.
  2. Movie lite, a clueless, formulaic paint-by-numbers comedy.
  3. It's uninspired and insipid all the way.
  4. If the Warner Bros. wizards have it right, what a girl wants is to see as much of Amanda Bynes as she possibly can...It's not so great for the rest of us, since the film has nothing else to offer.
  5. Irritating wish-fulfillment movie.
  6. Dreadful teen comedy with a "Cinderella" theme.
  7. Young audiences may welcome this movie, but girls, and boys, should want more.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Jan 23, 2012
    2
    A horrible teenage flick that is only good for a certain audience: otherwise What A Girl Wants fails. I guess I can say this movie is What AA horrible teenage flick that is only good for a certain audience: otherwise What A Girl Wants fails. I guess I can say this movie is What A Girl Wants, but not what anyone else wants. Full Review »
  2. JaniceP.
    Jul 29, 2007
    10
    I would recommend this movie to everyone to watch. there were happy and sad moments and it reaches out to the young and the old. The cast is I would recommend this movie to everyone to watch. there were happy and sad moments and it reaches out to the young and the old. The cast is incredible especially Amanda Bynes and Colin Firth. Full Review »
  3. clay
    Jan 25, 2007
    3
    Lame. total copy off Cinderella, and not even in a clever way. good film if you love stereotypes though.