75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A smart and creepy fable in which the myth of the vagina dentata - yes, a toothed sex organ - is transplanted to teen suburbia.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The film should have the edgy wit of "Election" here, but instead is played so straight it's hard to make the shift when things start getting really crazy. But stick with it and you'll be rewarded with a new kind of superhero and a couple of the ghastliest, most outrageous penis jokes ever imagined.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Teeth is not only odd but it's genre-defying. The film doesn't limit its field of choice: it's a black comedy, it's a drama about teen angst, it's a romance gone bad, it's a B-grade horror film, it's an allegory about female empowerment.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Funny, very clever and still packs some cover-your-face bloody thrills that top any "Saw" or "Hostel" movie.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The most alarming cautionary tale for men with wandering libidos since "Fatal Attraction." It may also be the first horror movie that women drag men to see rather than the reverse.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Teeth is the "Incredible Hulk" of sex satires.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
An anti-date movie if there ever was one, Teeth is a darkly engaging if uneven horror movie spoof centering on men's fear of castration.
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63

Chicago Tribune

Teeth is about female exploitation and male castration.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The film's mix of cheap gags, macabre coming-of-age story, social satire and Cronenbergian body horror is apparently meant to gel into black comedy, but it never quite does.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
There's no scarier myth for males, and Mr. Lichtenstein turns various images of emasculation into a black comedy that flirts, fairly tediously, with pornography.
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57 out of 100
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