Gossip (1999)

Three college students chose a class project on Gossip and how fast it spreads, which spirals out of control.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: October 31, 2000
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gossip drags on far beyond its entertainment value.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A taut second half in which the plot turns back on itself in some surprising twists makes up for the lethargic first half.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Gossip is mostly hot air.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Anyone who needs to sit through this movie to understand gossip is wrong probably can't be helped.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

All style and no substance.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

The movie feels longer than its 90 minutes.

Edward Lawrenson
Sight and Sound

Predictable at every turn, glossy but stagy, and full of unengaging, underdeveloped characters, Gossip too is 'all just words'.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gossip isn't really worth talking about.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Gossip breaks out of the teen genre in surprising and ultimately pleasing ways .

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Jon Niccum

Though it is reasonably effective as a morality tale on the dangers of spreading a rumor, it is even more pertinent to the perils of burying a worthy screenplay under layers of big-budget gloss.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Trashy, but good. Slick looking 90's film with a mostly unlikeable set of characters and a few twists and lies. Kate Hudson is good, but Marisa Coughlan… More
Film Crazy
Well pretty surprised with thiss movie ! the storyline really is clever and exciting and brilliant but the directer and prodcer did thi smovie no justice there… More
Red Lats
The second half is a lot more interesting than the first. It is one of those movies where I was beginning to suspect the ending way before it showed itself,… More
Dean McKenna
This slick looking but vacuous teen film is populated by rendy, self-obsessed youth and obviously fancied itself as another <i>Cruel Intentions</i>.
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
The great concept of GOSSIP nearly got killed by a weak execution, poor performances and a juvenile, lightweight plot that tries to pass as dense. Nevertheless,… More
Candy Rose
College flcik about how rumours can ruin lives.