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The Perfect Score Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Presents itself as the first SAT protest film... but predictably becomes a toothless pep rally for business as usual...

| Original Score: 1.5/4

February 2, 2004
David Foucher
EDGE Boston

"The Perfect Score" flunks its way right off the screen and right into the juvenile halls of film gone bad.

Full Review Source: EDGE Boston | Original Score: D

February 2, 2004
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

With a little more anti-authoritarian spirit, The Perfect Score might have been a rousing call to arms for a whole generation.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 2/4

February 1, 2004
Michael Tunison
Boxoffice Magazine

Marked by jarring jumps in tone from broad comedy to drama, action-suspense and, most ridiculously, earnest 'message' material about the unfairness of standardized testing.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 1, 2004
Adam Nayman

Begins to feel like The Break and Enter Club.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 2/5

February 1, 2004
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

As standardized as the exam it seeks to debunk, and nearly as tedious.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 1, 2004
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

The Perfect Score is not very academic...doesn't make the grade as convincingly as it should have in its showcase of mischievous adolescence.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2004
James Berardinelli
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Next time, director Robbins and his screenwriters should spend a few hours inside a real high school rather than re-hashing stock stereotypes from bad '80s movies.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 31, 2004
Stephanie Zacharek
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Lively and fun in places, but overall it has a listless, tepid feel.

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January 31, 2004
James Verniere
Boston Herald

I'd say this film is moronic, but that would be an insult to morons.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 31, 2004
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Rates an L for laziness, as none of the characters is developed beyond the broadest archetype, nor are their motives probed beyond the flimsiest of excuses -- nor is the heist itself more than a mountain of ridiculous improbabilities.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 31, 2004
Dustin Putman

In the fleeting third act, The Perfect Score hints at what could have been. Unfortunately, its improvements arrive too little, too late.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

January 30, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

This is the gang that couldn't test straight... What's needed here is not a run-in with ETS, but with Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 1/5

January 30, 2004
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Talks a pretty good game, but in the end the numbers just don't add up to much.

January 30, 2004
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A bizarre mismatch of The Breakfast Club and Mission: Impossible.

January 30, 2004
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Is there not something just plain wrong with a movie about cheating on exams that's less fun than taking one?

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/5

January 30, 2004
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Kids facing the SAT in real life may appreciate this movie, if only because it'll make them feel so much smarter than these characters. For the rest of us, it flunks.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1/4

January 30, 2004
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A dull film with unsympathetic characters brought together by a gimmicky premise that's handled with no imagination and a pristine fraudulence of emotion.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 30, 2004
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Seems meant for people who never placed higher than 600 on their SATs. For whom, in fact, Einstein is a bagel.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 30, 2004
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

It's smarter and more purposeful than most teen flicks.

| Original Score: 7/10

January 30, 2004
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