"[T]art and often charming....With a lively and talented young cast headed by the cherubic Lindsay Lohan."New York Times
"[Mark Waters] confirms that he has a fine studio touch. He keeps the story light and bright, and he brings out real comic performances from his cast, including newcomer Seyfried, who plays her ditz with Judy Holliday charm..."Los Angeles Times
"The movie is full of good ideas....Look behind the glasses to Fey's invaluable expressions of womanly deadpan dismay for advice on all things modern-girl."
"MEAN GIRLS has the same fancifully dead-on tone as 1995's CLUELESS."USA Today
"Fey subverts formula to find comic gold. She's a brash new voice in movie comedy. Boy, do we need her now."
"[A] slick, enjoyable film....The dialogue is witty and sharp..."
Sight and Sound
"[The film] sidesteps a lot of cliches, goes for real humor instead of gags, and even contains some wisdom."Chicago Sun-Times