Can't Hardly Wait Reviews

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March 19, 2014
Kaplan and Elfont provide a real public service by showing how underage binge drinking can boost bookish students' social lives.
March 19, 2014
There are signs that Can't Hardly Wait once had more serious aspirations... But in the final edit, at least, it's the dumb, broad slapstick that prevails, short-circuiting identification with the characters before it can begin.
March 19, 2014
The majority of the film is mired in magazine cliches and tired gags. Oh, look, the foreign exchange student only knows how to say he's a sex machine, haw! And the nerd's getting drunk! Hoo!
March 19, 2014
This formula teen flick has engaging performances and a few laughs.
March 19, 2014
Flat characters are stuck in underdeveloped situations in this attempt by first-time directors Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont to recapture the mood of a John Hughes 1980s teen comedy.
March 19, 2014
This charmless and predictable teen comedy is packed with tired, second-hand ideas that render it wholly uninspiring.
March 19, 2014
It's mostly broad comedy. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just that it's all been done before.
March 19, 2014
Youth may be wasted on the young, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to the time wasted pandering to them.
January 7, 2009
Can't Hardly Wait offers nothing that its predecessors hasn't, but has possibly broken new ground in terms of underage drinking and teen sex.
August 6, 2007
John Hughes must be spinning in his grave.
May 30, 2006
A failed attempt to recapture the exuberant magic of such highschool movie classics as American Graffiti, this is a loud and boisterous comedy, in which the entire action is set during an interminably long graduation night.
July 12, 2005
April 9, 2005
There just isn't any sparkle in any of the lead perfs.
April 2, 2005
February 7, 2005
October 12, 2004
Less of a movie and more a collection of 1980s teen movie cliches.
June 4, 2004
February 8, 2003
This is the kind of pointless teen schlock one sees on USA Up All Night.
April 12, 2002
Manages to serve up new rock, eighties dance music, rap and Barry Manilow -- a combination custom-made to annoy audiences of all ages.
March 24, 2002
Despite flashes of bawdy humor, Can't Hardly Wait is just like its beer: it starts out frothy but soon goes flat.
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