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Cooley High Reviews

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April 27, 2015
There's a specificity to screenwriter Eric Monte's memories of growing up on the Near North Side in the early 1960s that transcends mere imitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 29, 2012
...emphasizes the thin line that exists between a life of promise and a life of prison (or worse, death) for kids growing up in a neighborhood like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2008
Sometimes engaging comical and poignant black experience high school teen flick.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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February 9, 2006
Something of a disappointment.
January 24, 2004
The film's resistance of pathos starts to feel not just counterintuitive, but also a little ghoulish
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 30, 2003
A crafty and cunning black teen comedy that exudes a slick urban giddiness...an ethnically irreverent big screen answer to television's Happy Days
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Uneven but generally funny.
September 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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