She's the Man
She's the Man (2006)

It's hard enough being the nerdy new guy on campus without also being the new girl on campus, who has fallen for the coolest guy on campus. Viola Johnson had her own good reasons for disguising herself as her twin brother Sebastian and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 17, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2006
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Shakespeare's wit gets lost in translation with She's the Man's broad slapstick, predictable jokes, and unconvincing plotline.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A comedy that lacks both the verbal sophistication of its source and the sexual sophistication of its target audience.

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James Berardinelli

As was proven with 10 Things I Hate about You, it is possible to re-imagine the Bard in a modern high school setting, but She's the Man doesn't do it well.

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Anna Smith

Fails to make the most of its source material by trimming Shakespeare's plot and squeezing it into a vacuous high school comedy.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

There I sit, suffering total numbness of body and brain, no longer having to wonder what it might be like to be buried alive in gooey marshmallow.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

She's the Man has a certain charm and is sure to appeal to tweens, at least the female variety.

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Christopher Campbell

She's the Man arrives with much ado about something: a seasoned concept and qualified birthright that supports its traditionalism and rests upon its potential.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Mere words cannot convey how awful Bynes is at playing a girl playing a boy.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

More often than not it's the slapstick elements, predictably occasioned by gender confusion, that get the laughs.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Anything resembling real wit or charm is strictly A.W.O.L.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A tween movie about chasing your dreams and your love interest - its as old as Hollywood itself, and the only update is the cast. It's not offensive and… More
Nicki Marie
Not perfect, but cute and typical of Amanda Byne's teen chick flicks. Always liked her acting and was sad she went off the rails. Good message for girls… More
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Robert Joffman, James Kirk, Julie Hagerty, David Cross, Vinnie Jones <br/> <br/>DIRECTED BY: Andy… More
Alice Shen
Wow, this is like the most feminist movie I've seen in a long time, and it came out a decade ago! Based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night,"… More
Adam Kelly
For a family comedy, 'She's The Man' isn't too bad, but for an adaptation of William Shakespeare, this is very poor. Based on one of… More