The Battle of Shaker Heights - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Battle of Shaker Heights Reviews

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November 4, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
December 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2005
An above-average teen film with a witty screenplay and undeniable charm.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 7, 2004
All I can say is there's plenty of difficult people in Hollywood. We just aren't usually exposed to it. I think this film will speak for itself and the future of all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 17, 2003
Even so flawed, it is remarkably engaging.
October 16, 2003
For most of its length it coasts by with above-average charm and a solid grasp of messy adolescent emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2003
Not especially original of concept or execution, but it's a pleasant enough script and very well acted by both youngsters LaBeouf and Henson and veterans Quinlan, Sadler and Smart.
September 3, 2003
Perfectly enjoyable without being remarkable, a solid endeavor by a first-time writer and rookie directing team.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2003
It's too much going on, but I think that as was the case with Stolen Summer, the actors rise above the material and make it worth seeing.
August 31, 2003
Downright enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2003
The story is original, the direction looks professional, and Shia LaBeouf really comes through - this is definitely his movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 29, 2003
Though slight and rather frail, it's still modestly entertaining...and LaBeouf is well worth watching throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 28, 2003
It's a nice little movie, amateurish in some expected first-time-filmmaker ways but usually competent and never a disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 26, 2003
The characters talk like smart, unpredictable people, and Kelly Ernswiler is one of a kind.
August 23, 2003
The Battle at Shaker Heights, is a genuine coming of age story that is captivating because of its lead star, Shia LaBeouf.
August 23, 2003
A very nice, beautifully acted, humor-tinged coming-of-age drama.
August 22, 2003
Surprisingly sweet and smart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 21, 2003
LaBeouf shines when it counts, and his quirky appeal, as he tries to get the girl (Amy Smart), makes him worth rooting for.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 21, 2003
LaBeouf somehow manages to turn Kelly's self-centered behavior and irritating character quirks into a sympathetic lead, and the well-written script by newcomer Erica Beeney brings a lot of humor to some very touching moments.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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