Mean Girls
Mean Girls (2004)

Tina Fey from Saturday Night Live wrote and appears in this comedy about the alternately funny and terrifying pecking order among teenage girls. Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a 15-year-old girl who has spent most of her life in Africa,… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 30, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2004
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Funnier and more smartly written than the average teen comedy.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Lacks the genuine bile that made Heathers so bracing.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

I would be more amused if the topic of rich material girls had not been worn to a thread elsewhere.

Jenny McCartney
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Fizzes with peculiarly feminine evil, of the kind that comes dripping through a pillowy smirk garnished with baby-pink lipgloss.

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Jessica Winter
Time Out

Happily, Fey and Waters gently tweak the studios' usual high-gloss caricature of adolescence and aim for acutely hilarious and surprisingly empathic sociology.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

A teen movie I enjoyed enormously, much to my surprise.

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The best of the recent clutch of teen movies, Mean Girls also represents a return to form for the filmmaking wing of Saturday Night Live.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

A smart little teen picture that, for a change, actually features recognizable teens.

Stephanie Zacharek

Mean Girls isn't a particularly deep picture, but it does have some weight and ballast.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Mature but often-hilarious teen comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
It probably helps to be the target audience for this or to be able to relate to all the high school groups and drama. It feels a little far fetched at times,… More
Melvin White
Cady: I know it may look like I was being like a bitch, but that's only because I was acting like a bitch.  "Watch Your Back" I was extremely… More
Alice Shen
Biting and absurd satire. So many quotable lines! "On Wednesdays, we wear pink." "Irregardless, ex-boyfriends are just off limits to friends. I… More
Eugene Bernabe
Up-and-coming stars Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, as well as familiar talent in Lohan does more than splendid in the film. A well-thought-and-assembled… More
Chris Weber
I enjoyed this far more than I thought I would or should. It's actually a really good movie, like seriously. It's girly of course, but there's a… More
Jason Spencer