10 Things I Hate About You
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Popular, pretty Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) is in dilemma. A family rule forbids her from dating until her unpopular, rebellious, boy-hating older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) gets a suitor of her own. In an attempt to win Bianca, a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 31, 1999
DVD Release Date: October 12, 1999
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger add strong performances to an unexpectedly clever script, elevating 10 Things (slightly) above typical teen fare.

Dennis Harvey

At times the pic doesn't even seem certain which decade it's set in; the squeaky-clean high school environs often feel more '80s than '90s.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The movie wimped out by blanding down the story and the characters to the point where she isn't really a shrew and he isn't really a maniac.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the absolute best teen-driven romantic comedies.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Stiles grows into her character and Ledger is effortlessly charming.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The notion of a contemporary high school as a hotbed of romantic intrigue is utterly apt, and the performances almost make the update work.

Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Steeped in a smartness and sincerity becoming of its Shakespearean roots.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stiles nails her feminazi, bound-for-Sarah Lawrence shtick, but just as easily melts into giggles or pulls off a slapstick drunk scene.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

As satirical as it is romantic, this is one teen film that is wise enough to span generations in its appeal.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

A good but patchy romantic comedy, 10 Things I Hate About You does not break new ground, but there are plenty of surprises that will insure a good watch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Dean King
A good 90's teen comedy/Rom com. Starring a young Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. It is pretty funny in places, I love sarcasm, one of the better high… More
Lenny Muggsy
Great teen movie, doesn't age well.
Kevin M. Williams
Shakespere is well served by this update that takes The Taming Of The Shrew and sets it in an American suburban high school. Loads of cultural throwaways are… More
Jim Careter
10 Things I Hate About You is afunny and sweet high school movie that I enjoyed. The storyline is just omay, I enjoyed the characters a lot but the main plot… More
Jason Spencer
Cassie Hill
A Funny and Wild movie! :) TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!!!!! :) I love it!!! :) Awesome Heath Ledger movie :) It's a shame he's not alive anymore. He's an… More