The Funniest Critic Reviews for 10 of the Most Iconic ’90s Teen Movies

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Clueless, 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s All That — you loved ’em all when you were younger. But when you really think about them, they’re really not that great. Sure, they’re all iconic for various reasons, but a majority of the most popular movies of the ’90s are filled with terrible plots, dialogue and even bad acting.

Don’t believe us? Here are ten reviews from actual film critics who laughed at the most iconic teen movies of the best decade ever. We still love ’em and all, but let’s be real here…

10 Things I Hate About You

"This production, these situations and characters, are to Shakespeare what advertising is to truth." —Culture Vulture

Photo: Touchstone Pictures

American Pie

"What could be more amusing than a bunch of sex-obsessed teenagers? Almost anything."—Reel Talk Reviews

Photo: Universal Pictures

Can't Hardly Wait

"Kaplan and Elfont provide a real public service by showing how underage binge drinking can boost bookish students' social lives."—Chicago Tribune

Photo: Columbia Pictures


"There's such a gaping discontinuity between her physical beauty and her vacant, gum-snapping personality that she's like a walking advertisement for everything that's right and wrong with America."—Entertainment Weekly

Photo: Paramount Pictures

Dazed and Confused

"Has the look and spirit of the time down pat. Unfortunately it captures only the worst of the typical misogynistic, foul mouthed druggie losers of the period."—Mad About Movies

Photo: Universal Pictures

Drive Me Crazy

"Even if their acting in this movie isn't much, Hart and Grenier seem to be having a good time. Too bad the same can't be said of most of the audience."—IMDb

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox


"Teenagers, as well as the rest of the audience, really don't need to insulted."—Rotten Tomatoes

Photo: TriStar Pictures

Never Been Kissed

"Do nineties filmmakers forget what it was like to be a teenager, and call upon Saved By the Bell reruns for a refresher course?" —Film Freak Central

Photo: Fox 2000 Pictures

She's All That

"The dance stops eventually, and then those darn kids start talking again. Way to ruin the mood."—Film Quips Online

Photo: Miramax Films

Varsity Blues

"...someone could make a very interesting, nuanced film about the exalted place that high school football holds in some parts of Texas... this isn't that film."—Ardemgaz

Photo: Paramount Pictures

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  • Sammy

    I love these movies!

  • arielle

    haha some pretty scathing reviews, but clueless is one of my favourite films!

  • Katherine

    OMG I love clueless!