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John Tucker Must Die
Three teenagers two-timed by a local lothario decide to turn the tables on him in this romantic comedy. John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) is the big man on campus at his high school -- he's the captain and star player of the basketball team, he's got money, he's good-looking and charming, and he can have any girl he wants. However, the latter attribute is about to get him in serious trouble when three different girls at his school -- Heather (Ashanti), Beth (Sophia Bush) and Carrie (Arielle Kebbel) -- discover they've all been dating John at the same time. Determined to bring down… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not the worst of its kind, but few over the age of 14 will find it worth forking out for."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"... a dreary female revenge timewaster that steals from so many and returns so little."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Succeeds in being passable romance comedy entertainment."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A high-school revenge comedy that aims at a teen audience yet manages to be witty without being snarky or sophomoric."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Had it mined edgier territory and stuck to its guns, it would've proven a more engaging vehicle than the mild laugher we have here"
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"The jokes are obvious and unfunny, the storyline goes nowhere that's interesting or unexpected, and the only chemistry happens in a science lab."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"... longtime director Betty Thomas shows that she's still got the pulse of teenage angst, bringing out strong performances from every one of the ensemble cast."
‑ Judy Chia Hui Hsu, Seattle Times
"Designed as an ultimate revenge fantasy "John Tucker Must Die" is a moderately funny teen comedy with a few flashes of bawdy humor."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Betty Thomas's sloppy storytelling and comic incompetence can be forgiven but to portray young women as flighty airheads obsessed with boys over all else is downright offensive."
‑ Mike Sage, Peterborough This Week
"A load of formulaic nonsense that should still turn a few young heads thanks to its fantasy plot and Jesse Metcalfe's chest."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"John Tucker Must Die is trying to be Mean Girls with a more pointed purpose, but it's less fun than it sounds."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"This one will probably appeal to its target audience, which is young enough not to have tired of watching cat fights and food fights."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Rarely has a title promised so much, and delivered so little. John Tucker Must Die is toothless, gormless, witless, and, worst of all, deathless."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Buoyed by its good looking cast and entertaining script, John Tucker Must Die is witty and funny, as it reminds us that it is cool to be yourself - whoever you are."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Not quite in the league of Mean Girls but this is still an enjoyably silly teen revenge comedy with strong performances and a witty, likeable script."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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