Never Been Kissed 1999

Critics score:
57 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News: There's plenty to pick on, such as the mean-spiritedness of much of the film's humor, or yet another relentless parade of pointless pop-culture references. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: A bogus, bottom-of-the-barrel Cinderella story! Read more

Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader: Drew Barrymore's virtuoso performance smooths over the plot holes. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: While Never Been Kissed belongs heart and soul to Barrymore, Sobieski's natural poise and assurance reminds us that her own prime time is not so very far away. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Embarrassing, witless! Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: Drew Barrymore has been well cast as someone who doesn't act her age. Read more

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture: There isn't a movie actress I get a bigger kick out of watching right now than Drew Barrymore. Read more

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer: The most exhilarating American movie I have seen this year -- which isn't saying much. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Seriously flawed! Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie's screenplay is contrived and not blindingly original, but Barrymore illuminates it with sunniness, and creates a lovable character. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, The movie's tiresome joke is that, even the second time around, Josie still can't get it right. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Drew Barrymore movies have an advantage that others don't -- they have Drew Barrymore in them. But that doesn't take away from the fact that she makes more lousy pictures than any other good actress. Read more

Trevor Johnston, Time Out: Barrymore again displays her remarkable ability to get the audience rooting for her singular blend of vulnerability and sunny optimism. Read more

Lael Loewenstein, Variety: A likable romantic comedy with an engaging premise and strong cast! Read more

Justine Elias, Village Voice: A lively tribute to the awkwardness and power of adolescent girlhood. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Predictable, slightly painful and as embarrassing as all get-out. Read more