Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      TRAILER 2:26

      Mean Girls

      2004, Comedy, 1h 37m

      219 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

      What to know

      Critics Consensus

      Elevated by a brilliant screenplay and outstanding ensemble cast, Mean Girls finds fresh, female-fronted humor in the high school experience. Read critic reviews

      You might also like

      See More
      Last Holiday
      Clueless
      The Out-of-Towners
      A Night at the Roxbury
      Black Sheep

      Where to watch Mean Girls

      Rent/buy Rent/buy Subscription Rent

      Watch Mean Girls with a subscription on Paramount Plus, rent on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, or buy on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu.

      Rate And Review

      User image

      Verified

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Rate this movie

        Oof, that was Rotten.

        Meh, it passed the time.

        It’s good – I’d recommend it.

        Awesome!

        So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

        What did you think of the movie? (optional)



      • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Step 2 of 2

        How did you buy your ticket?

        Let's get your review verified.

        • Fandango

        • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

        • Cinemark Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Regal Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Theater box office or somewhere else

        You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

      • User image

        Super Reviewer

        Rate this movie

        Oof, that was Rotten.

        Meh, it passed the time.

        It’s good – I’d recommend it.

        Awesome!

        So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

        What did you think of the movie? (optional)

      • How did you buy your ticket?

        • Fandango

        • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

        • Cinemark Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Regal Coming Soon

          We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

        • Theater box office or somewhere else

      Mean Girls  Photos

      Movie Info

      Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed "the Plastics," but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Sexual Content|Language)

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Mark Waters

      • Producer: Lorne Michaels

      • Writer: Tina Fey

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $86.1M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Paramount Pictures

      • Production Co: Paramount Pictures, M.G.Films

      • Sound Mix: Dolby SRD, DTS, Surround

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Rachel McAdams
      Tina Fey
      Tim Meadows
      Amy Poehler
      Ana Gasteyer
      Lacey Chabert
      Neil Flynn
      Jonathan Bennett
      Olympia Lukis
      Jonathan Malen
      David Sazant
      Elana Shilling
      Tina Fey
      Jill Sobel Messick
      Daryn Okada
      Rolfe Kent
      Cary White
      Mary Jane Fort

      News & Interviews for Mean Girls

      Critic Reviews for Mean Girls

      Audience Reviews for Mean Girls

      • Jul 12, 2016

        One of the most quotable movies of this century, Mean Girls, is a cult classic on a large scale. We see Lindsay Lohan before the train went off the tracks and she really delivers a fun performance. The dialogue is done well and manages to stay current. The movie flows very well and constantly has the audiences' attention. There is an actual arch for our main character and we root for her throughout. This movie is an example of a great set up, great delivery, and finishing with a lighthearted punch. This is a feel-good movie that can be turned on whenever you're hanging out with your friends.

        Super Reviewer
      • Mar 09, 2015

        Mean Girls has absolutely no business being as phenomenal as it is. None at all. If you've read many enough my reviews to get any sort of indication as to the sort of cinema I am in to, then you could be forgiven for assuming I wouldn't be a fan. After all, Mean Girls is about as far away from my wheelhouse as a movie could conceivably be. But I fucking love it. And I honestly can't tell you why. Every single piece of Mean Girls examined in isolation, is something I despise. Every trope, formula, format, cliche, device and style choice is something I have ragged on a hundred times before in different reviews, but for whatever reason, I cannot put Mean Girls down. I don't think a single year has gone by since I first saw it in the late '00s that I haven't rewatched it. Usually, multiple times a year. Inexplicable, but there it is.

        Super Reviewer
      • Aug 28, 2014

        Derivative and formulaic, Mean Girls tries to put a new spin on some old material. Scripted by SNL alumna Tina Fey, the story follows a former home school student who gets a crash course in the high school social hierarchy when she goes to public school for the first time and is taken in by the Plastics: the most popular clique in the school. Starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried, the film features a fresh, young cast that has a lot of charisma. And the storytelling is pretty entertaining and fun...until the last act. Unfortunately, the film takes a major turn at the end and becomes a preachy after school special. Though Mean Girls shows some ambition, it ultimately sticks to the cliches.

        Super Reviewer
      • Aug 08, 2014

        The ending may opt for too much happiness and resolution, but the rest of the film is such an enduring and highly re-watchable comedy that I've never really cared all that much about the more conventional material.

        Super Reviewer

      Movie & TV guides

      View All