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Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Entertainment Weekly
Not only makes excellent use of the singer's sweetly coltish acting abilities, but it also promotes a standardized set of sturdy values with none of Mariah Carey's desperate ''Glitter,'' or any of Mandy Moore's gummy pap in ''A Walk to Remember.''
San Francisco Chronicle
Fascinating in its own strange way, not as entertainment but as a cultural document.
Packaged fluff aimed low, and patronizingly, at Spears's legion of young female fans.
Philadelphia Inquirer
This is a star vehicle that stalls.
New York Daily News
Here's what Crossroads does not have: Cohesive direction from Tamra Davis, intelligent dialogue, a comprehensible plot.
Spears delivers a performance with the same sincerity she invests into a Pepsi commercial, only this film contains twice the sugary calories.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Marks the emergence of a talented young actress. Not Britney -- who has the amateur's tendency to stand looking awkward after delivering her lines -- but Manning (Crazy/Beautiful), who plays Mimi with the gusto of a young Holly Hunter. Though she has little competition here, when she's on the screen she pretty much owns it.
Charlotte Observer
Adults will wish the movie were less simplistic, obvious, clumsily plotted and shallowly characterized. But what are adults doing in the theater at all?
Chicago Sun-Times
I went to Crossroads expecting a glitzy bimbofest and got the bimbos but not the fest. Britney Spears' feature debut is curiously low-key and even sad.
Less a movie than a mind-numbingly dull road trip.
Miami Herald
Young girls are the only ones likely to enjoy this vapid road-trip movie.

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