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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beautiful Girls is always in touch with reality but never drowned in it."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"It's the women who break the monotony of this dudes-in-flux saga..."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"This film really succeeds with its warm treatment of ordinary hang-ups -- no life-shattering revelations or pain repressed since childhood, just the genuine, everyday trials of life."
‑ Darren Bignell, Empire Magazine
"Natalie Portman steals all the scenes with Timothy Hutton and lights up the movie..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Not a whole lot goes on, but what does go on is engaging enough to merit a look."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"This startlingly uneventful compendium of thick-headed boy-talk and female tolerance squanders a fine cast on incredibly ordinary characters and situations."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"In a relationship that skirts bad taste, Hutton and Portman make tender movie magic, giving this big-screen spin on Friends its only moments of true romantic yearning."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Natalie Portman, as a 13-year-old on whom Hutton develops a strangely affecting crush, is a delight."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Ted Demme's coming of age tale is about guys in their 20s who refuse or are unable to mature, which might explain why the most captivating relationship is between Timothy Hutton and the 13-year-old Natalie Portman."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Wise and clever, a refreshingly different take on gender relations."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Women may be unimpressed, but men will squirm with recognition."
‑ , Time Out
"The dialogue isn't the only problem with Beautiful Girls. The characters are bad, too."
‑ Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times
"Demme's conversational film is about the gaping chasm between what men say and what they feel. It may not tell us anything new, but its eloquence is quietly rewarding."
‑ , Film4
"A film about relationships and growing older that's funny and smart."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Hits the spot with its wry observations on sexual politics."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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