Cheats (2002)





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Co-director of the controversial 1998 documentary Frat House, Andrew Gurland attempts to follow in the teen-comedy footsteps of his partner on that film, Todd Phillips (Road Trip), with Cheats. The film centers on Handsome (Trevor Fehrman) and Sammy (Elden Henson), a scheming pair of best pals who cheat their ways through elementary school and junior high. Once in high school, the duo meets Victor (Matthew Lawrence) and Applebee (Martin Starr) and prove that in cheating, four heads are better than two. But when their principal catches them, they are put on probation. With that in mind, the gang must decide whether to pull off one final, grandiose cheat at the risk of being caught and having their college dreams squelched. Although intended for a theatrical release, Cheats had its premiere on Cinemax before being released on home video and DVD.
PG-13 (for some crude sexual references)
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Cheats

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January 15, 2002
AV Club
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September 29, 2005

File Cheats under 'good fun if you've got nothing else to do.'

Full Review… | September 5, 2003
Apollo Guide

...essentially unwatchable - unlikely to appeal to anyone other than undiscriminating teenagers.

Full Review… | May 25, 2003
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May 5, 2003

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Full Review… | September 10, 2002
Montreal Film Journal

Audience Reviews for Cheats


Pretty funny movie with some good actors. I love Martin Starr (if you're not sure who he is, you have to watch Freaks and Geeks). I'm also a big Psych fan so seeing Maggie Lawson when she was younger is cool. This movie centers around a group of seniors in high school who cheat on tests. Some of the thngs they go through seem kind of out there but it turns out most of the movie is based on actual events in the filmmakers' lives. Some pretty good lines throughout the movie too.

Greg Prather
Greg Prather

Another amazing movie that I had never even heard of, I feel like it was down played even though its amazing.

Bruce Barbour
Bruce Barbour

The movie for the most part was entertaining. The cast was good depending on who it was. Trevor Fehrman was the lead role. He acting skills were pretty good and he had some great dialog. But the people who played his friends were not to par. Matthew Lawrence was a prime example of one. His acting was strange. He played a guy who basically had a bad temper. I just didn't enjoy his character as much as the others. There are many other characters in the film that are both interesting and not interesting. Mary Tyler Moore was in the film, but with her plastic surgery, she was a very scary looking character. I couldn't stand any part with her in it. The story of the film was decent, but not the best. If it wasn't for some of the characters, the movie could of been worse.

Paul Celano
Paul Celano

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