...a comedy that bites, and a romance during which a boy and a girl fall in love while they are engaged in an experiment to reproduce movie kisses.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
...a muddled mess whose message gets lost in the confusion.
—Angel Cohn TV Guide
Because Kids in America can't decide whether it wants to be a stock teenage comedy or something more, it ends up stranded in the middle of nowhere.
—Stephen Holden New York Times
...a lame teen comedy.
—Lou Lumenick New York Post
...a trite teen comedy...
—Tim Grierson LA Weekly
...a should-have-gone-straight-to-cable comedy...
Instead of a sharp, caustic satire, Stolberg and co-writer Andrew Shaifer have turned out a comedy so inane and tedious that it buries its premise and its various worthy points under too many arch and improbable shenanigans and endless dialogue, much of it seriously under-inspired.
—Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times
...proceeds to rip off every teen flick from Heathers to Napoleon Dynamite.
—Drew Tillman Village Voice