Barely Lethal 2015

Critics score:
22 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Kyle Smith, New York Post: The movie has a few cute moments, but for the most part it's as predictable as being bored in trigonometry. Read more

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic: There are the makings of a kind of nicely twisted "Grosse Point Blank" for kids here, a crazy idea with real consequences. But the script, by John D'Arco, doesn't pull that off. Instead, the movie just gets silly. Read more

Isabella Biedenharn, Entertainment Weekly: You're better off watching Kingsman and The Breakfast Club back to back and calling it a night. Read more

Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter: A fun-enough teen action comedy. Read more

Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times: "Barely Lethal" is clearly confused about its intended audience, starting with the icky title, a pun on the porn label that selects and photographs models to emphasize their youth. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: This mashup of a teenage assassin lark and high school misfit comedy misses the chance to add a supercool heroine to pop culture. Read more

Neil Genzlinger, New York Times: "Barely Lethal" is an amusing comedy for a certain demographic, but because of its plot and cast it might instead draw a crowd that will greet it with contempt. Read more

Simon Abrams, Village Voice: Teen action-comedy Barely Lethal is this summer's best film with a truly unfortunate title. Read more