Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A smart and funny movie, and the characters are in on the joke.
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TV Guide

Impossible to dislike: It's as good-hearted as its bubbly protagonist.
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
The film bobs along like a designer balloon, pumped with wry observations on Marky Mark and Mentos ads. But none of the other cartoonish characters command like twinkly Silverstone.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Though the dialogue is laced with the colloquial, the film has an inviting tone that even stuffiest of old fogies may find refreshing. Everybody gets put down, but with affection.
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Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Clueless is no "Fast Times" when it comes to character development or the merging of comedy and drama, and it might have worked better if it had been more story-oriented and plot-centered. But thanks to Heckerling's spirited direction and cutting-edge script, it is, "like . . . majorly and furiously golden." [19 July 1995]
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
OK, the plot is inane, Val-gal-speak is a clichT, and Heckerling was more incisive covering similar hormonal ground 13 years ago in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." But there's still wicked good fun to be had.
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By James Berardinelli
The cinematic equivalent of cotton candy: certainly not unpleasant, but not especially satisfying despite the sweet taste.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There are funny bits in Amy Heckerling's high school sat-ire, but the characters are teen-movie zombies with no discernible personality apart from their trendoid obsessions.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
For a while, it's like really cool, with lots of energy and stuff, but then it gets like major repetitious, and you wish it was like over, y'know? As if!
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Michael Lehmann's "Heathers" followed the same sort of story line to much better effect in 1989, and Clueless leaves you itching to race over to the video store in search of just that.
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68 out of 100
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