She's the Man
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It's hard enough being the nerdy new guy on campus without also being the new girl on campus, who has fallen for the coolest guy on campus. Viola Johnson had her own good reasons for disguising herself as her twin brother Sebastian and enrolling in his place at his new boarding school, Illyria Prep. She was counting on Sebastian being AWOL from school, while he tried to break into the music scene in London. What she didn't count on was falling in love with her hot roommate, Duke, who in turn only has eyes for the beautiful Olivia. Making matters worse, Olivia is starting to fall for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A comedy that lacks both the verbal sophistication of its source and the sexual sophistication of its target audience."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"As was proven with 10 Things I Hate about You, it is possible to re-imagine the Bard in a modern high school setting, but She's the Man doesn't do it well."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Fails to make the most of its source material by trimming Shakespeare's plot and squeezing it into a vacuous high school comedy."
‑ Anna Smith, Film4
"...there are certainly more than enough elements within the film to warrant a mild recommendation among older viewers..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The movie is noisy, obnoxious and wildly overacted, as if Fickman planned it to play only on a Sony PSP."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"There I sit, suffering total numbness of body and brain, no longer having to wonder what it might be like to be buried alive in gooey marshmallow."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"She's the Man has a certain charm and is sure to appeal to tweens, at least the female variety."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"She's the Man arrives with much ado about something: a seasoned concept and qualified birthright that supports its traditionalism and rests upon its potential."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
"watching it helps you realize that you're not 12 anymore, and you can't be watching movies like this. Unless, of course, you're still 12, so you'll probably be cheering for Amanda Bynes"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Byrnes is an absolute kicks goals"
‑ Clint Morris, Brag Magazine
"Mere words cannot convey how awful Bynes is at playing a girl playing a boy."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"More often than not it's the slapstick elements, predictably occasioned by gender confusion, that get the laughs."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Anything resembling real wit or charm is strictly A.W.O.L."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"The utter absence of humor, charm, originality, or intelligence leaves this to rank among the worst of all recent teen comedies."
‑ David Cornelius,
"She's the Man is cleverer than the average teen movie, but it gets so wrapped up in plot mechanics that it loses the characters"
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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