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Summer School Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 11, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A comedy so listless, leisurely and unspirited that it was an act of the will for me to care about it, even while I was watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 19, 2004
Cliches abound in this silly outing. Not the brightest moment for any of those involved.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Here are some of Summer School's favorite things: idiocy, illiteracy, irresponsibility, drunkenness, dumbness and debauchery. Piqued?
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 30, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Harmon has an easygoing attractiveness, but neither he nor anyone else seems comfortable with the film's antic pace. And for all its busyness, this comedy has no real focus, ricocheting from character to character with wearying abandon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 2, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 25, 2007
Another failure in Harmon's attempt to move from TV to the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
May 14, 2007
Reiner keeps everything moving while letting Harmon do the heavy lifting as his young co-stars sprinkle the chuckles around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Clint Morris
October 26, 2008
A comic delight... Harmon and Alley are great together
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
May 15, 2007
Summer School might lack a hipster razor edge, but its funnybone personality is larger than life. It's a film I adore for its purity of intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rebecca Murray
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
May 31, 2004
if there was any justice in the world we'd be seeing reruns of this on TNT every Sunday instead of endless repeats of Sixteen Candles and its ilk
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A bit bland compared to Reiner's Steve Martin comedies, but engagingly played.
Shane Burridge
January 1, 2000
A surprise for anyone expecting just another dumb teen sex comedy
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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 5, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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