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Summer School Reviews

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Clint Morris
October 26, 2008
A comic delight... Harmon and Alley are great together
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
July 25, 2007
Another failure in Harmon's attempt to move from TV to the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
May 15, 2007
Summer School might lack a hipster razor edge, but its funnybone personality is larger than life. It's a film I adore for its purity of intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
May 14, 2007
Reiner keeps everything moving while letting Harmon do the heavy lifting as his young co-stars sprinkle the chuckles around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A bit bland compared to Reiner's Steve Martin comedies, but engagingly played.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 19, 2004
Cliches abound in this silly outing. Not the brightest moment for any of those involved.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 2, 2004
Okay teen/romantic comedy with pleasant players.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
May 31, 2004
if there was any justice in the world we'd be seeing reruns of this on TNT every Sunday instead of endless repeats of Sixteen Candles and its ilk
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Harmon has an easygoing attractiveness, but neither he nor anyone else seems comfortable with the film's antic pace. And for all its busyness, this comedy has no real focus, ricocheting from character to character with wearying abandon.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
February 6, 2003
Not as lame as you'd think. It really is funny.
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
October 8, 2002
Good-hearted, light-headed comedy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
Above average comedy. Mark Harmon is perfectly down to earth, and the supporting characters are all memorable.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A comedy so listless, leisurely and unspirited that it was an act of the will for me to care about it, even while I was watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Here are some of Summer School's favorite things: idiocy, illiteracy, irresponsibility, drunkenness, dumbness and debauchery. Piqued?
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The moral is a sweet one: If you try, you never fail. The world is graded on a curve.
Shane Burridge
January 1, 2000
A surprise for anyone expecting just another dumb teen sex comedy
Full Review
May 26, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
August 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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