Heathers
Heathers (1988)

A deliciously nasty black comedy, Heathers is set at a cliquish high school in Ohio. The most exclusive of those cliques is the Heathers, comprised of the prettiest and most popular girls in town. The group's leader is the manipulative… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: March 30, 1999
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
95%
Flixster
User Score
84%



Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dark, cynical, and subversive, Heathers gently applies a chainsaw to the conventions of the high school movie -- changing the game for teen comedies to follow.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Heathers locates the emotional totalitarianism lurking in a prom queen's heart.

Full review…
Todd McCarthy
Variety

A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.

Full review…
Maria Llull
Common Sense Media

After Columbine, this dark comedy isn't as funny.

Full review…
Variety Staff
Variety

A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.

Full review…
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Its inanities and glib pretensions are so thick that it mainly comes across as tacky and contrived.

Full review…
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

Heathers, with all its flagrant masochism and violence, is a throwback to a more innocent time, where such films could be made and still be deemed over the top fantasy.

Full review…
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Two decades later, Heathers is so on the money, with its vague but unmistakable parallels to several school shootings, that it could never be made today.

Full review…
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

The film uses an intimate knowledge of teen-movie clichés to subvert their debased values from the inside.

Full review…
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

... the film paints high school as a veritable hell where the only way to alleviate suffering is by making others suffer more.

Full review…
More reviews for Heathers

Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Best friends, social trends and occasional murder. Good 80's movie! From the iconic opening sequence to the explosive ending, every scene is darkly comic… More
Daniel Perry
In reviewing this film, I'm reminded of what Michael Haneke said of his own Funny Games: people watch this film for as long as they need to. In the middle… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It's dark, but well made. I couldn't take my eyes off of Winona Ryder who gives a bravura performance. The film has its charm, despite its violence.
Alice Shen
Chockful of abominable one-liners ("Why are you pulling my dick?") with twisted-sexy performances by Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Nevertheless,… More
Spencer S.
A grotesque and very dark comedy, Heathers is a sadistically sweet encounter that pushes the envelope for what a conventional high school film can accomplish.… More
Red Lats
I'm not keen on movies where the solutions to Veronica and J.S.'s problems involves killing someone. So yes, show that high school politics are… More

More Like This