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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.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some crude sexual references)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Gurland
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 17, 2003
New Line Cinema - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Cheats

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

January 15, 2002
AV Club
Top Critic

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 26, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

September 29, 2005

Full Review… | May 5, 2003

Full Review… | September 10, 2002
Montreal Film Journal

Audience Reviews for Cheats


Love this movie!!!

Yinalí Ríos

Super Reviewer


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.

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

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