Heathers Synopsis
Quirky teen lovers (Winona Ryder, Christian Slater) topple trio of too-cool Heathers.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's shockingly funny - you don't sit there deciding to laugh. Your own laughter catches you by surprise. [14 Apr 1989]
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100

Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
This is an amazing black satire filled with vicious biting words that snap like firecrackers.
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Director Michael Lehmann made a stunning debut with this sharp satire of teen cliques.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's a tough entry into the tough black-comic genre; don't be surprised if it becomes a classic. [31 March 1989]
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Heathers gave me the creeps but it also made me laugh. This bizarre variation on that Hollywood staple, the teen movie, is one weird...
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80

Empire

By Emma Cochrane
Michael Lehmann’s feature debut introduced the world to Christian Slater at his Jack Nicholson, subversive best and gave Winona Ryder...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
The sheer outrageousness of its attitude is enough to make Heathers a very welcome relief in a field dominated by sanctimonious and...
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70

TV Guide

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Dark, cynical, but deliciously funny, Heathers is a fascinating look not just at high school but at the way we look at high school.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What sets Heathers apart from less intelligent teenage movies is that it has a point of view toward this subject matter - a bleak, macabre...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The flamboyantly filmed story makes some telling points about adolescent life. But despite its oh-so-cynical mannerisms, it falls all over...
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Heathers

By mynumba1luva
this movie follows 2 love birds who go a quest to destroy the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok maybe that was too much...

By rrpdmd
Best kept secret ever....

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ After Columbine, this dark comedy isn't as funny.
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