You'd at least expect a decent exploitation movie from this material.
This story of rich teens way out of their depth is chilling and nicely played. But it feels like a cautionary after-school movie spiced up with sex and violence.
| Original Score: 3/5
Like Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, only with money, this is an engaging and frequently tense teen drama with a full-on performance from Anne Hathaway.
Director Barbara Kopple strays into territory occupied by James Toback and Catherine Hardwicke.
| Original Score: 2/5
Despite the high-powered credits... this slight cautionary tale about slumming rich kids is a minor effort.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Yo! Dawg! This is a youth drama about bored white rich kids in L.A. acting black.
| Original Score: D
Combines documentary realism and an exploration of modern teen behavior within an intensely erotic drama of racial tension.
| Original Score: 3/4
It shows that a movie can premiere on DVD and just tell a quality story, not some knock off action vehicle for a star past his prime.
Something tells me Hathaway won't be making The Princess Diaries 3.
Aside from the already-famous naked bits, there's just nothing here you haven't seen before. And smarter.
| Original Score: 3.5/5