Legally Blonde Synopsis
A sorority queen (Reese Witherspoon) enrolls in Harvard to win back her boyfriend.
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Wall Street Journal

Thanks to Ms. Witherspoon's artful portrayal of a winning, if beachless, Gidget, I found Legally Blonde very enjoyable.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Witherspoon goes further, pouring so much humor and pizzazz into Elle that she lifts up the whole movie.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Smart screwball comedy that upends the stereotype of the airhead towhead.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A featherweight comedy balanced between silliness and charm.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Guilty of inciting a near-laugh riot thanks to an irresistible leading lady whose comic instincts are as impeccable as her manicure.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
She may be follically blond, but as an actor of distinction who's all of 25, Reese Witherspoon reveals interesting dark roots even as she...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Like all blond jokes, Legally Blonde is basically meanspirited, and that's when it's funniest.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
There's always Witherspoon, swimming upstream and never letting it slow her down. Blindingly purposeful, she's a perky blond tornado....
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60

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Witherspoon -- though miles from the keen satire of "Election" -- stays one sharp cookie even as her film crumbles.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Benefits enormously from smart casting across the board.
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By jillian0285
being a fellow blonde, i absolutely loved this movie!!! great for a laugh...

chick flick

By EV161821
This is a total girls' movie. Some guys like it because it is so funny, but mostly girls. I loved this movie and watch it all the time....

Ive seen this movie before

By gyroscopic
I think this was the one where she was complaining they were gonna kill her chihuahuas mom...

funny

By redsoxhatter59
this a funny movie mini paris hilton...

Five Word Review

By rpattzlawyer
Witty amusing feel good comedy...

So Blonde

By MongrolMan
So Good!...

Awesome

By boocheyrox
Great Movie!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual References and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Bombshell discovers her brainy side in fun romp for teens+.
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