75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Sweet and kind of touching, and I liked it. The difference, I think, is that the new one is lower on cynicism and higher on wisdom, and might actually contain some truth about the agonies of high school insecurity.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Clocking in at 105 minutes, Love Don't Cost a Thing drags for stretches. The nicest thing about most standardized teen movies is their brevity. When we all know where it's going, it shouldn't take so long to get there.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is so dependant on its source material that it fails to put Carter, Thompson, Penn, and Christy to better use.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The music, at least, is welcome.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Instantly forgettable.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
But where the original was slight but sweet, the remake is depressingly superficial and cynical.
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25

Chicago Tribune

About as sharp an updated version of the original as is Jennifer Lopez's song of the same name a modern, Latina version of the Beatles classic.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

You realize you're watching a snuff film, where the victim isn't just teen innocence but teen romance.
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25

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The result is an atrociously unfunny, unromantic, and unpleasant product.
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0

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A sexed-up Afterschool Special pretty much guaranteed to render audiences comatose.
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37 out of 100
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