91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A funny, shrewd, no-bull family comedy about the relationship between mothers and teenage daughters that allows Curtis the comedian to remember her days as a slinky starlet while making use of her wisdom as the mother of an adolescent girl herself.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Offers plenty of honest, good-natured laughs in the process. That's something young and old can appreciate equally.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
This is the first real family comedy I've seen in a long time: one honest enough to satisfy teens, wryly funny enough for adults and zany enough for little kids.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The new "Freaky" plays the obvious gags in ways both surprising and imaginative.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Freaky Friday version 2003 is a shinier, snappier animal, partly because young girls now dress like Avril Lavigne, and partly because Jamie Lee Curtis has her best role in years and knows it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By C.W. Nevius
This is Curtis' film. Looking a little like a combination of Carol Burnett and Annie Lennox, Curtis has this character down.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It all adds up to belly laughs aplenty and a rollicking good time.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Body-switch plots are a license for adults to act like kids; probably nobody has had more fun at it than Tom Hanks did in "Big," but Curtis comes close.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An unexpected delight.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The performances, of a higher order than the film's cheesy script and double-cheese direction, are the reasons to see the picture. A reason not to: the means by which parent and child trade bodies.
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70 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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