|Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
Sharp, somewhat smug satire of high school social strata, with Ryder in a terrific performance as a girl who hangs out with the school's bitch-queens but doesn't feel quite comfortable about their reign of terror. Outrageous black humor works at first, but isn't sustained by an uneven script that goes far astray. Slater is commanding in his Jack Nicholsonesque performance. Feature debut for director Lehmann and writer Daniel Waters, with many virtues as well as flaws.