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At Ronald Reagan High School, the power elite clique consists of Courtney Shane (Rose McGowan), Julie Freeman (Rebecca Gayheart), Marcie Fox (Julie Benz), and Liz Purr (Charlotte Roldan). The four girls control the school through a combination of beauty, sex, and intimidation. Of the four, only Liz is actually liked by the less fortunate members of the student body, and Liz is also the only one who can keep Courtney, the vicious group leader, in check. Unfortunately for Liz, she's also the only thing keeping Courtney from becoming prom queen. To achieve her goal, Courtney convinces Marcie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

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"Lame shock scenes, crucial plot points inserted without setups, and an unsuccessful attempt to exploit the camp value of some actors cast in minor parts are the least of the problems in this black comedy."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"It's a tired lousy movie, a terrible twosome that deserves your heartfelt indifference."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"The humour is weak and its black, VERY black giving it a limited appeal."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"Mildly diverting rip-off of the far superior, Heathers."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The most unfortunate thing about Jawbreaker has to be its blatant imitation of 1989's vastly superior Heathers."
‑ Francesca Dinglasan, Boxoffice Magazine
"The producers of this film, which depicts teen-age girls as an assemblage of negative stereotypes, are female. Can females practice misogyny?"
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"Not quite a satire, not quite an homage, Jawbreaker falls into a third category: audaciously unoriginal."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"The only good thing about Jawbreaker is The Donnas. They rock."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Death and comedy rarely mix, and this tedious and painfully un-funny effort by director Darren Stein is no exception."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"Smells of something trying much too hard with too little to show for the effort."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Only the soundtrack (the Donnas, Imperial Teen) and the irrepressible McGowan make it fractionally more bearable."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"A synthetic yet shrill sadomasochistic cartoon!"
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Teenagers, as well as the rest of the audience, really don't need to insulted."
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Jawbreaker was better the first time it was released. Of course, it was called Heathers back then."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Unoriginal. Not particularly funny."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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