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Assassination of a High School President Reviews

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
February 2, 2010
The noir pastiche is sitcom-ish, the characters vestigial, and the satire of high school so compromised I wondered if cowriters Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski weren't home-schooled
Prairie Miller
October 4, 2009
Superbad meets grossout noir, boasting tangy teen dirty talk so thick, you could cut it with a well sharpened pencil. Which by the way, somebody does more than once.
Jason McKiernan
October 1, 2009
The entire film wants to be a carbon copy of Rushmore, with the addition of dark slickness and the omission of general quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Patrick Z. McGavin
Screen International
October 18, 2008
Brett Simon's Assassination of a High School President is a small and pleasant surprise.
May 19, 2008
The flick plays like "Rushmore" meets "The Usual Suspects," alongside shout-outs to everything from "Sixteen Candles" to "Chinatown" to "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jamie Tipps
Film Threat
January 29, 2008
Depending on your personal taste, the following statement may make or break Assassination for you: the movie is cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Rocchi
January 29, 2008
Assassination has a meandering plot line that dithers when it should drive forward, and lingers at times it should leap ahead.
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Justin Chang
January 25, 2008
Basically Brick for remedial viewers.
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
January 25, 2008
Doesn't find enough novel insights to make for essential viewing.
Edward Douglas
January 22, 2008
Brett Simon's clever high school noir debut is more Heathers than John Hughes
| Original Score: 8.5/10
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