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75
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie's screenplay is contrived and not blindingly original, but Barrymore illuminates it with sunniness, and creates a lovable character
75
Where Never Been Kissed succeeds is in its unabashed refusal to stoop to choosing sides in the high-school hipness war.
63
Christian Science Monitor
The best things about Never Been Kissed are its colorful camera work and funny dialogue.
60
Rolling Stone
Toothless satire relatively inoffensive and relentlessly mediocre.
60
Unfortunately, the script is a light romantic comedy and unwilling to go the extra distance to really make it stick.
50
Some so-so movies are just easy to be around, and this is one of them.
50
Never Been Kissed features a fierce tug of war between the charm of Drew Barrymore and the stupidity of the script.
50
ReelViews
Saying bad things about Never Been Kissed, an unapologetic crowd-pleaser, makes me feel like the Grinch stealing Christmas, but there are some things that can't be ignored.
50
Austin Chronicle
Manages to get by on wry smarts, barbed asides, and plenty of Barrymore's comic grace.
40
Not even Drew Barrymore's million-dollar smile can save this humiliating comedy.
25
Entertainment Weekly
Labored miscalculation of a teen-trend comedy.

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