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The Perfect Score Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 30, 2004
It's too palatable. It maintains a tone of light seriousness, and it depends on the caper for too much of its entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 31, 2004
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 29, 2004
The film is so slackly directed it might have been assembled by a focus group.
| Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Not terrible, but this MTV teen movie falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 30, 2004
Seems like a not-so-well-thought-out daydream of a 17-year-old.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
February 2, 2004
"The Perfect Score" flunks its way right off the screen and right into the juvenile halls of film gone bad.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
February 14, 2004
Were it not for the recent "Arrival" of one Scarlett Johansson, The Perfect Score would still be holding down a shelf in the Paramount Pictures - Do Not Release office.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
February 3, 2004
Unfortunately, here's the new math: Promising premise + pretty good heist plan = One Bad Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 29, 2004
It's about as useless as the MTV that created it, full of shiny objects and pretty people and almost entirely devoid of merit.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 27, 2004
The filmmakers need to re-watch "Ocean's Eleven" study up, and remind themselves of this important fact: Even teenagers want a movie that makes them think.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
February 2, 2004
Teenage stereotypes have seldom been done worse than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 31, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
January 28, 2004
Flounders about in a flux of narrative indecision and juvenile confusion.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 29, 2004
[K]inda boring, with occasional moments of ludicrousness, and a few instances -- surprisingly -- of lucid social commentary.
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 29, 2004
Obvious, broad and burdened by leaden lines of dialogue that are dropped here and there like demented coconuts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 29, 2004
A generic teen comedy brimming with patronizing stereotypes and lame in-jokes.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 29, 2004
This is the sort of movie that panders to teens ... while it ineffectually lectures them about the need to bear down on the books.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 30, 2004
Its rebel yell takes a back seat to the inevitabilities of the squeaky plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Christy Lemire
San Francisco Examiner
February 3, 2004
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 11, 2004
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Brian Lowry
Variety
January 2, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
February 13, 2004

Boston Phoenix
January 31, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2004

Orlando Weekly
February 5, 2004

ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004

Guardian
April 9, 2004
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