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17 Again Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
March 3, 2011
The good news is Efron can carry a movie on his own; he just needs to be more picky about what he chooses ... despite some good scenes, the script is too lazy for anyone to really save.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
September 10, 2009
It knows it has one thing going for it: teen idol Zac Efron. So it shows off that boy from beginning to end: shaggy hair, dreamy eyes, etc. ... '17 Again' is a virtual Efronathon, and I can't imagine his fans complaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
August 31, 2009
Efron's adequate but completely anonymous work keep this from achieving true liftoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
17 Again is a reasonably entertaining time at the theater, offering something both for youngsters ... and for their parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 15, 2009
While it's not in the same classic league, the movie has a nice Back to the Future vibe to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 14, 2009
...ultimately fits comfortably within the pantheon of above-average body-switching comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
August 9, 2009
Efron, whose biggest onscreen drawback is his ever-changing '60s mod hairdo, owns almost every moment, milking the minimal laughs available while playing up the material's maudlin strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 9, 2009
It's cute and sweet and generally inoffensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
August 7, 2009
Zac Efron couldn't ask for a more flattering breakout vehicle than the charming 17 Again
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 3, 2009
I'd never be 17 again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
July 24, 2009
17 Again manages to squeeze more than a little life from the old "switch-movie" trope, along the way transforming itself into a sweet and amusing comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2009
17 Again manages to be very sweet and romantic for the most part, and despite the fetishizing of living in the past, it really more about being responsible for one's choices and grateful for what one has.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
May 25, 2009
perhaps the movie should be called, "The Film You've Seen 17 Times Before, Again."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 10, 2009
Mesa mesa sto syrfeto ton klise, an ton antekseis, ehei stigmes aprosdokita (kai abola) komikes, haritomena (kai sygkratimena) paihnidia me MILFs kai cougars kai ermineies kalodehoymena aksioprepeis
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
May 6, 2009
Efron's presence can't disguise a movie patched together by people who apparently didn't read beyond the pitch.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kit Bowen
The Movie Kit
May 4, 2009
Finally admit to yourself Zac Efron may just have the stuff to make it big. Do it. Do it NOW.
Dan Lybarger
May 3, 2009
'17 Again' demonstrates that Effron has rightfully earned some of the rampant adulation that has come his way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 1, 2009
Derivative to be sure, but smarter and funnier than expected with some good life lessons along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
May 1, 2009
You won't see much new, but you'll enjoy every moment of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 1, 2009
Efron makes th emost of the stale script, but there's not that much to be made of it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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