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College Road Trip (2008)

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Average Rating: 3.3/10
Reviews Counted: 71
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 62

Filled with shrill gags and middling slapstick, College Road Trip is woefully short on comic imagination.

5

Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 22
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 21

Filled with shrill gags and middling slapstick, College Road Trip is woefully short on comic imagination.

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A high-school student (Raven Symone) with noble dreams of becoming a public defender sets out to visit potential universities in the unwanted company of her father (Martin Lawrence) -- an overprotective cop -- in this road trip comedy produced by Andrew Gunn and directed by Roger Kumble. Melanie (Symone) is about to graduate high school, and she's ready to take her first step toward adulthood by hitting the road to explore her college prospects with a few close female friends. But despite the

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Emi Mochizuki, Carrie Evans, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio

Jul 15, 2008

$45.6M

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Even with a brief running time, 'College Road Trip' is an ordeal that even its target audience will find dispiritingly lame.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It is genuinely, consistently, indisputably putrid.

March 10, 2008
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The comedian Sinbad once said that Hollywood seeks out original talents but then tries to make them just like everyone else. A case in point is Martin Lawrence.

March 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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It's a dark day indeed when a movie's funniest moments involve Donny Osmond.

March 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comment (1)
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College Road Trip is the best Martin Lawrence/Raven-Symone/Donny Osmond vehicle ever made.

March 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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College Road Trip may be mawkish and predictable, but some well-staged gags and several memorable contributions by supporting players keep the sap from getting too sticky.

March 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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A gag inducing over the top mess of a family film.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

Martin Lawrence's long, sad devolution from the poor man's young Eddie Murphy to the poor man's late-period Eddie Murphy continues.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

A Disney production that would seemingly be more at home on the Disney Channel than in the local multiplex.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

To put it bluntly, this trip isn't worth taking for the vast majority of movie-goers.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders
Entertainment Insiders

There isn't an ounce of real life between here and Somers Town.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

Oh no, it's a Martin Lawrence family comedy, and it's sponsored by Disney. What kind of a sadist put those two together? Come back, Ice Cube, all is forgiven. Actually, please don't.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

Children might find the slapstick routines amusing, but for older viewers this is a mirthless voyage.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK)
Sunday Times (UK)

Imagine being locked in a car with Charles Manson, Idi Amin and Osama bin Laden. The worst road trip ever? Nope. That honour belongs to Martin Lawrence's latest so-called comedy, which parks itself neatly between the words appalling and god-awful.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

This is one of those churn-'em-out Disney comedies in which every performer seems to be competing to give the most annoying performance in cinematic history.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]
Daily Mail [UK]

As expected, his plan unravels within minutes of leaving the driveway.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

This is a frontrunner for worst film of the year, but a healthy $45m in the US means a sequel is likely - proof that education standards are indeed slipping.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Ladies and gentlemen, we have arrived at a new circle of hell: the one where Martin Lawrence is no longer the most irksome presence in a Martin Lawrence movie.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Sentimental and chillingly brain-dead family comedy.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Martin Lawrence sits sheepishly low behind the wheel for this meandering drive through comedy hell.

August 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4

An entirely laugh-free 83 minutes, spent in the company of irritating characters.

August 21, 2008 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Martin Lawrence and Raven-Symone strike a level of chemistry that makes the whole much more than the sum of its parts.

August 18, 2008 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Comments (3)
7M Pictures

There are a few funny ideas, but overall it's silly, schmaltzy and sentimental, as father and daughter take a road trip and discover love, trust and letting go are paramount to their relationship

August 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

...precisely the sort of over-the-top and unapologetically silly endeavor one might've anticipated...

July 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

The trailer looks like absolute garbage, but the movie itself was a lot less painful than I thought. It's still not good, just mediocre.

July 22, 2008 Full Review
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Audience Reviews for College Road Trip

Although its stars have solid chemistry, it isn't enough to win audiences over. College Road Trip is a bundle of gags and slapstick humor that doesn't even shroud the fact that it lacks a true script/plot. 2.5/5
August 5, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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Pretty much what you'd expect. Unless you are watching with a group of elementary school kids you are baby sitting (like me), there isn't any reason to watch.
March 11, 2013
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

funny road trip film, with good heartwarming message, and fun for the whole family
June 10, 2011
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