75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A screwball comedy that made me wish I were 13 again, because this is precisely the kind of movie I would have gone nuts for in the ninth grade.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
In this it succeeds. Like the Bard said, better witty foolishness than foolish wit.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It will certainly appeal to its target audience, and Bynes is charming enough to carry the whole film on her shoulders, which is a good thing considering that she's in just about every scene and leading man Tatum is a stiff.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is a perfectly pleasant, entertaining and often witty romp with engaging performances.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Of Amanda Bynes let us say that she is sunny and plucky and somehow finds a way to play her impossible role without clearing her throat more than six or eight times.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Has a certain charm and is sure to appeal to tweens, at least the female variety.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A cross-dressing comedy that's all dressing can only, well, leave you cross.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As an actress, Bynes is wholesome to a fault. She impersonates a teenage boy yet never gives him one good dirty thought.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Fails to exploit the myriad comedic possibilities, settling instead for broad, unconvincing slapstick aimed at 12-year-olds and gags Shakespeare would have rejected as ancient.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There I sit, suffering total numbness of body and brain, no longer having to wonder what it might be like to be buried alive in gooey marshmallow.
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45 out of 100
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