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Josie and the Pussycats Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    47

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    The concept is so hypocritical, it's like Britney Spears calling Christina Aguilera underdressed and overexposed.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The movie's got bounce. Spanked along by a soundtrack that has a surprising punky bite for something aimed at 13-year-olds.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 11+

Movie rates itself out of an ideal audience.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that without the rough language that secured this movie's PG-13 rating, the ideal audience for this movie would be that neglected category of 7-12 year old girls, who might find it fun to see Barbie dolls come to life and who might find the message of loyalty and independence empowering. But the language gives it a sour overtone that makes it inappropriate for that group as well.

  • Families can talk about why teenagers seem to want to conform, and how they can make sure that they decide what they like and don't like and want and don't want based on what is right for them and not on what the rest of the group is doing. They should also talk about the messages we all get about what to buy and how we respond to them.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Comic peril.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual insults.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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