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Tina Fey from Saturday Night Live wrote and appears in this comedy about the alternately funny and terrifying pecking order among teenage girls. Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a 15-year-old girl who has spent most of her life in Africa, where she was home-schooled by her zoologist parents. When her family relocates to the United States, Cady finds herself attending a high school in suburban Illinois, where she gets a crash course in the various sub-strata of the student body: the jocks, the cheerleaders, the stoners, the "cool" kids, and so on. Much to her surprise, Cady finds herself… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"Lacks the genuine bile that made Heathers so bracing."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"I would be more amused if the topic of rich material girls had not been worn to a thread elsewhere."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"The best of the recent clutch of teen movies, Mean Girls also represents a return to form for the filmmaking wing of Saturday Night Live."
‑ , Film4
"Like Heathers with the edges filed down a bit...the kind of smooth, clever (and rare) entertainment that critics and audiences can all enjoy, guilt-free. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Like the wannabes at North Shore, Mean Girls longs to take a step beyond the ordinary, but it takes the easier, more traditional route instead."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Happily, Fey and Waters gently tweak the studios' usual high-gloss caricature of adolescence and aim for acutely hilarious and surprisingly empathic sociology."
‑ Jessica Winter, Time Out
"A teen movie I enjoyed enormously, much to my surprise."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Mature but often-hilarious teen comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A very intelligent, often funny, well written and clever satire on high school and its status quo..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Though better written, better acted and with more wit and subtlety than your average teen flick, the atmosphere in Mean Girls with its promiscuous sex and well, meanness, make it almost as nasty to sit through as these girls are to each other."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"A smart little teen picture that, for a change, actually features recognizable teens."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine
"Mean Girls isn't a particularly deep picture, but it does have some weight and ballast."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Lindsay Lohan is more likely to die before 30 than to land another lead role as suited to her (likely squandered) talent. Tina Fey's script is an observant equal-opportunity offender about how high school remains a jungle of hormones and haughtiness."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"The film boasts a solidly female cast, and its' a well cast film at that."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A lively and upbeat teen comedy that grapples with social dynamics, Mean Girls is fresh, spicy and laden with plenty of tang."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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