10 Things I Hate About You 1999

Critics score:
61 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Stephen Holden, New York Times: Stiles, whose slightly rushed, impatient delivery sometimes recalls the young Jane Fonda, lets enough sweetness seep into her portrayal to lend even the nastiest retort a hint of forgiveness. Read more

Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Stiles nails her feminazi, bound-for-Sarah Lawrence shtick, but just as easily melts into giggles or pulls off a slapstick drunk scene. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: As satirical as it is romantic, this is one teen film that is wise enough to span generations in its appeal. Read more

Paul Tatara, CNN.com: Miller is outstanding as a father who is utterly convinced that dating is the first step towards instant and complete moral and sexual decay. Read more

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Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: The notion of a contemporary high school as a hotbed of romantic intrigue is utterly apt, and the performances almost make the update work. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: No one in this film is a big star, but everyone is a capable actor. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The high school romance genre has become so popular that it's running out of new ideas and has taken to recycling classic literature. Read more

Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.com: Debut film director Gil Junger may be a TV veteran making a movie for the Clearasil crowd, but he doesn't sacrifice the story to gimmicky camerawork or overzealous pacing. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: The movie wimped out by blanding down the story and the characters to the point where she isn't really a shrew and he isn't really a maniac. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Stiles grows into her character and Ledger is effortlessly charming. Read more

Dennis Harvey, Variety: At times the pic doesn't even seem certain which decade it's set in; the squeaky-clean high school environs often feel more '80s than '90s. Read more

Justine Elias, Village Voice: Read more