Jawbreaker (1999)

High school. A time of sweet innocence. Untainted youth. Goal-oriented teenagers. NOT! At fictional Reagan High School, these are the times of feeling awkward and discovering who you are while trying to fit in with everyone else. And… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 19, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This throwaway comedy falls victim to its hip sensibilities.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Lame shock scenes, crucial plot points inserted without setups, and an unsuccessful attempt to exploit the camp value of some actors cast in minor parts are the least of the problems in this black comedy.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

It's a tired lousy movie, a terrible twosome that deserves your heartfelt indifference.

Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Violent, dark '90s teen comedy with unrelenting cursing.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

The producers of this film, which depicts teen-age girls as an assemblage of negative stereotypes, are female. Can females practice misogyny?

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Not quite a satire, not quite an homage, Jawbreaker falls into a third category: audaciously unoriginal.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It is annoying from beginning to end.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Only the soundtrack (the Donnas, Imperial Teen) and the irrepressible McGowan make it fractionally more bearable.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A synthetic yet shrill sadomasochistic cartoon!

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

The humour is weak and its black, VERY black giving it a limited appeal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie is actually really good. It's one of the last great teen comedies of the 90s, and it's a dark comedy similar to Heathers. I found it very… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
i dont know how uncool it is for a guy to like this (i also love clueless) but i used to love it. and also Marilyn Mansons 40 this year. wow
Dead Angel
Just another o-kay movie.
Emily Armstrong
I remember hating this when it first came out, but in retrospect it was pretty good. I guess I hadn't become a fan of dark movies when I saw this. Pam… More
Wahida K
The sweetest candies are sour as death inside. Jawbreaker was a cute chick flick but girls in the movie tiny bit LOLs. The expression on their face when they… More
Curtis Lilly
Rose McGowan is ultra pale and gets humped by Marilyn Manson. Yippee.