Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde (2001)

Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 13, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the material is predictable and formulaic, Reese Witherspoon's funny, nuanced performance makes this movie better than it would have been otherwise.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Ms. Witherspoon won me over right from the start.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

As an actor of distinction who's all of 25, Reese Witherspoon reveals interesting dark roots even as she plays golden girls.

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Emanuel Levy

Slick, sexy, and charming, this romantic comedy should catapult the gifted Reese Witherspoon to major movie stardom

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Paul Clinton (

It's a formula that's well done here with plenty of laughs.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Starts heading nowhere after the first half-hour, and careers and flounders badly until it gets there.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Bombshell discovers her brainy side in fun romp for teens+.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

They've devised a potentially rich premise, only to play it safe, smoothing off every sharp edge and dumbing down any acerbic point.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Really nothing more than Clueless redux but without the edgy, knowing wit.

Cole Smithey

"Legally Blonde" is a career misstep for a talented actress capable of creating much more complex characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
Loved the ending. The rest of the movie seemed very corny but enjoyable at the same time. Does have few funny and embarrassing moments.
Nicki Marie
Finally got around to a rewatch of this. This is one of those films I loved at the time, but a dodgy sequel, followed by a third, even worse one had dulled the… More
Candy Rose
Reese is so cool. Barbie meets LA Law! Elle wants to marry Warner but gets dumped as he wants a serious girlfriend. He gets to Harvard and she is hot on his… More
Jim Careter
Maybe a little to cheesy for my taste, but I laughed a couple of times, but still crap.
Eric Alvarez
Pretty sure I was dragged into seeing this with my mom, not really my cup of tea. For what it is though, it is a clever and somewhat funny movie.
Cassie Hill
This movie is so cute,and Reese Witherspoon is so hillarious.If you like comedies you'll love this movie!!! :) :) :) :)