Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy (1992)

In this taut thriller, Ivy (Drew Barrymore) is a troubled teenage tramp who becomes friends with a wealthy but very lonely Sylvia Cooper (Sara Gilbert). Jealous of her new friend's idyllic life, Ivy begins a subtle campaign to steal… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 2, 1999
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Unfortunate thesps take it all very seriously, while technical aspects are emptily polished.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Why settle for the usual walk around the exploitation block when Shea offers a wild ride with the top down into uncharted territory?

Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Ambiguous and intriguing.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Drew Barrymore stars in a melodrama that borders on high-class kiddie porn.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

For the most part the actors' work seems incomplete because their characters are cut off before they can fully blossom.

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Film4

Offbeat and compelling neo-noir.

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Time Out

Its willingness to take risks, and its insights into the frailties and confusions of teenage friendships, lift the film right out of the rut.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is scarcely a moment in the movie when the story works as fiction; I was always aware of the casting, of the mood-setting devices, of the stylistic borrowings from Hitchcock.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Poison Ivy strikes a pleasing balance between emotion and ambiguity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
This is like a modern version of Lolita. Barrymore does a fantastic job of being the erotic femme fatale. I really loved this movie, it's thrilling and… More
Cassie Hill
retarded, disgusting,and gross. SPARE YOURSELF FROM THIS MOVIE
Tim Salmons
Not really that great.
Dean McKenna
Drew Barrymore makes a heck of an impact in a very adult role as Ivy, a sleazy teen who is taken in by a wealthy family.
Cassandra Maples
Poison Ivy is a good teenage drama movie, starring Sara Gilbert and Drew Barrymore, who both give great performances here. Barrymore plays Ivy a young and wild… More
Jason Spencer
Basic movie about a girl who seduces and lies. It's ok but a pretty plain movie with characters that little to no morals.