Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 14 out of 25
  1. Has no inherent laughs, so an extremely versatile and talented cast struggles mightily to make something funny that simply isn't.
  2. 30
    Infinitely worse than you dared to hope it wouldn't be, You Again dumbfounded and then defeated me.
  3. Reviewed by: Lana Berkowitz
    75
    Among the slapstick, there are musical numbers and a few surprise cameo appearances. In the end, the film leaves you in a dance-happy mood.
  4. 50
    The movie's pleasures are scant, apart from its observance of Gene Siskel's Rule of Swimming Pool Adjacency, which states that when well-dressed people are near a swimming pool, they will - yeah, you got it.
  5. 50
    You Again is at its funniest in the early scenes, when everyone is pretending all is well beneath forced smiles and plotting eyes.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    As the girl fights and rivalry play out, flashes of wit are obscured by the plot's contrivances.
  7. Weaver is a natural as the imperious Ramona, but the rest of the cast is flattened by the script, particularly White, who is just window-dressing in a movie that could use the rude humor she's displayed elsewhere.
  8. 38
    Disney's effort to turn Kristen Bell into America's Sweetheart reaches its tipping point with You Again, a flat romantic comedy that packages her in a funny setup and surrounds her with funny people.
  9. Little more than a glorified situation comedy. The problem is, it's all situation and no comedy.
  10. An unlikable and excruciatingly unfunny comedy.
  11. Suffers from an increasingly common movie defect: appealing, sharply drawn supporting characters, and a cast of main characters that is as unlikely as it is unlikable.
  12. 12
    This is another miserable movie about women at war over nonsense.
  13. 0
    You Again could be taught at film schools as an example of how not to make a movie. And how not to humiliate veteran actors.
  14. There are no surprises here, just a by-the-numbers comedy that's better, and funnier, than it has a right to be, thanks to the efforts of the actors in it.
  15. 40
    A talented cast is game, but the lazy script utterly fails them.
  16. Reviewed by: Lisa Rosman
    20
    Since love and boys fall strictly to the side, we can't tell if this wrongheaded caper was intended as a feminist indictment of female competition or a plain old girl-fight flick.
  17. A lot of gunk: dance-offs, sing-alongs, awkward exes, and a dirty-talking White blasting through, I'm afraid, the last bits of her novelty. That again?
  18. Reviewed by: Keith Staskiewicz
    50
    Yes, You Again. We've met before.
  19. Bitchy cheerleaders and swimming pool catfights are just two of the tedious cliches propping up this brittle comedy.
  20. 30
    What follows is one set piece after another in which the women make fools of themselves as the script herds them toward a happy ending of hugs and tears.
  21. 30
    The girl world found in crass comedies such as You Again, movies that reduce women to sad clich├ęs and a uniform level of bad behavior that would appall the cast members of "Jersey Shore."
  22. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    30
    Manages to squander three generations of formidable actresses.
  23. There is not a laugh to be found in this rancid, misogynistic revenge comedy.
  24. 50
    Even the best performers can only do so much to elevate mediocre material. In the long run, good or bad, the material always wins.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 8 out of 24
  1. Sep 28, 2010
    10
    Kristen Bell continues her delightful run from "Veronica Mars" to "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" to "When In Rome" into the open arms of America.Kristen Bell continues her delightful run from "Veronica Mars" to "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" to "When In Rome" into the open arms of America. She holds her own very well while leading a charming cast of veteran favorites. Kristen Bell for Prez! Full Review »
  2. Sep 28, 2010
    10
    I don't really understand the people who said it wasn't funny. The audience I saw it with really loved it. My husband and I really enjoyedI don't really understand the people who said it wasn't funny. The audience I saw it with really loved it. My husband and I really enjoyed it as well. Great cast, lots of fun. Full Review »
  3. Sep 28, 2010
    9
    The audience I saw this with was tearing up the place, clapping and laughing. And, of course, America's collective, darling grandma, BettyThe audience I saw this with was tearing up the place, clapping and laughing. And, of course, America's collective, darling grandma, Betty White, was a gem. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. Full Review »