Sleepover 2004

Critics score:
15 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press: A waste of a hard-earned allowance. Read more

Connie Ogle, Miami Herald: Never comes close to living up to its slight potential. Read more

Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune: Unlikely to win much of a following beyond its pubescent target audience. Read more

Tom Keogh, Seattle Times: Pleasantly pixilated, if mildly alarming. Read more

Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle: A good-hearted 'tween comedy hampered by uneven direction and a misguided plot twist. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: A terrible film. Read more

Kathy Cano Murillo, Arizona Republic: Perky and playful, even if it isn't a side-splitter. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: The multiplexes haven't been jammed with this many repetitively single-minded portrayals of young people since the gangsta craze of the early 1990s. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: A skillfully made teen comedy with such an endearing sensibility that it's fun even for those old enough to be the grandparents of its stars. Read more

Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle: The movie is uneven, but it has scored well during previews, and there's a reason: Sleepover fills a niche-audience void. Read more

Denver Post: Read more

Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly: Sour patch of candy-coated crud. Read more

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail: Sleepover is as corny as Kansas in the fall. Read more

Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News: Fills the bill for a breezy summer escape. Read more

Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly: Screenwriter Elisa Bell attempts to modernize the proceedings by dropping in Valley-girl lingo that only comes off as archaic. Read more

Jan Stuart, Newsday: First- time director Joe Nussbaum keeps it all buzzing along at such a clip that if one bit falls flat, the next one kicks the film back into gear. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: There's little in the movie to like, either for tween girls or the unlucky parents who accompany them. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: A lazy attempt to snare some preadolescent allowance money, Sleepover earns little more than a few bored yawns. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: How young do you have to be before you want to be older? With this wispy pubescent comedy, Hollywood has come up with a number: 14. Read more

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel: If the pre-adolescents in your life don't have anything better to do than watch this movie, maybe the time has come to teach them hopscotch. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: A lame and labored comedy. Read more

Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Too silly for teens who are old enough to drive and too boy-centric for girls still in grade school, the comedy is predictable but cute. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Read more

Christy Lemire, Journal News (Westchester, NY): Read more

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star: Fairly standard tween-oriented fare. Read more

Time Out: Read more

USA Today: A banal, relatively innocent comedy aimed at 'tween girls. Read more

Joe Leydon, Variety: Even by the notoriously flexible standards of bubblegum teen pics, Sleepover comes off as wildly unbelievable and often astonishingly silly. Read more

Kris Wilton, Village Voice: Nussbaum's attempt to capture the 'tween zeitgeist fails: The Spice Girls-infused soundtrack is dated, and the feel-good progressiveness forced. Read more

Sara Gebhardt, Washington Post: Not overwhelmingly original or funny. Read more

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post: Just when the big screen could use an injection of frothy, giggly girl power -- all in the name of a covert feminist message, of course -- Sleepover squanders that promise with a blah story and even bigger bummer of a take-home message. Read more