'Not Another Teen Movie' Critic Reviews

60%
MovieWeb:   3 reviews
28%
Rotten Tomatoes:   109 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    67
    A big, fat, juicy spitball lobbed, with mostly dead-on aim, at the teen-smarm cliches that have accumulated like so much earwax over the last three years.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • A.O. Scott New York Times (Top Critic)
    70
    Not Another Teen Movie is a happy, nasty and frequently hilarious assault on 20 years' worth of youth pictures.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Rita Kempley Washington Post (Top Critic)
    0
    Save your time, save your money, save your soul. Stay at home.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Desson Thomson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    40
    More often than not you'll be groaning from painful recognition rather than actually laughing.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Jonathan Perry Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    88
    A clever satire that's layered like a breakfast club sandwich with sly in-jokes, sight gags, gross-out scenes, and, of course, requisite bathroom humor.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Bruce Westbrook Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    A breath of fresh, frisky air, even if it does hinge on cliches.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Tom Maurstad Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    Stupid, offensive entertainment delivered with nothing more than a smirk is still stupid and offensive.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    50
    It was not good to see yet still more wretched excess in the jokes about characters being sprayed with vast quantities of excrement.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    50
    It can't help but fall prey itself to a final deadly genre cliche: Its soundtrack outsparkles the movie.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    50
    For the most part NATM requires passing acquaintance with the source material.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Dennis Harvey Variety (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Jonathan Foreman New York Post (Top Critic)
    Many of the movie's targets are just too big and too obvious to elicit more than a smile of recognition, and the movie quickly degenerates into little more than a game of spot the (generally unfunny) reference for fans of the teen genre.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Jay Boyar Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    With so many gags coming at us so fast and furiously, some of them are bound to misfire. But, hey, that's OK: There's always another gag around the corner, and chances are it'll be funny.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    25
    Along with this venial sin of simple redundancy, the picture commits the less pardonable crime of commercial irrationality.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    38
    It's a bad sign that the features Not Another Teen Movie is parodying are funnier than the movie itself.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • David Hunter Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Teen is nothing more than the timelessly crude throwaway project it wants to be.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Christy Lemire Associated Press (Top Critic)
    Crass, misogynistic, homophobic and racist, it lacks finesse, originality and humor.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Robin Rauzi Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    30
    The jokes are overlong and lean heavily on the most obvious and most raunchy.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Hollis Griffin Common Sense Media
    40
    Teenage Wasteland -- strictly for older teens.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Mark Halverson Sacramento News & Review
    20
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • David Ansen Newsweek
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Time Out
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Film Threat
    60
    Full Review » 8 years ago