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21 And Over
Felix Vasquez Jr.
To keep up her cover, Miley Cyrus's private eye has to spout nonsense like 'Totes!' and 'Amazeballs!' while pretending to be an empty-headed ditz... when the story finally gets wrapped up, 'Amazeballs' will not be the word that comes to your lips.
Miley Cyrus stars in this forgettable dud of a campus comedy.
| Original Score: 2/5
Endeavoring to reveal more sides to Cyrus as she moves over to twentysomething pursuits, So Undercover isn't ambitious and brave enough to truly shake up her career in new and exciting ways.
| Original Score: D+
A more convincing star could have saved this, although to be fair to Cyrus, she hasn't much to work with.
The plotting is confused, perfunctory and for much of the way ignored.
There's no sign as yet that the perky but otherwise unremarkable Ms Cyrus is going to find it easy graduating from teen star to grown-up actress.
So Undercover has a by-the-numbers script which cannibalises most of its ideas from other American college campus films.
A turkey that may serve a useful function in being the last nail in the coffin of Miley Cyrus's acting career.
| Original Score: 0/5
| Original Score: 1/5
Cyrus seems bored, as if ready to jump ship to another movie.
Kelly Osbourne's peculiar turn as her sassy roommate doesn't up the fizz.
As Miley Cyrus vehicles go, this is entirely watchable fluff, enlivened by likeable performances and some decent one-liners.
| Original Score: 3/5
You know something really bad has happened when the FBI are forced to call in Miley Cyrus.
Its target audience will lap it up...but the rest of us will be searching for deep cover.
Cyrus seems to be playing dress-up when she dons the biker gear that is supposedly her second skin. Not-especially-high high jinks ensue.
That the movie is slated for a straight-to-DVD release in the US next year is probably indicative of its cinematic potential. It all feels a little bit sitcommy.