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Detention Reviews

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April 13, 2012
Here's another sardonic look at the hell of the American high school, where countless American filmmakers believe our souls are locked no matter how long it's been since we graduated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 20, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 10, 2011
Nothing more than a loud, horrible cinematic experience that will leave horror fans demanding Kahn's head on a pike once the film gets released.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
April 13, 2012
Sort of like The Breakfast Club meets Donnie Darko, except without a hint of subtlety.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2011
What starts as a bracing rush quickly devolves into a deadening assault of stimuli.
May 6, 2012
The story makes little sense, but the rapid-fire jokes are amusing at times. Sometimes they hit, sometimes they miss. Just keep plugging away and the audience may laugh a time or two.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 14, 2012
A migraine-inducing endurance test.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 13, 2012
Tries way, way, way too hard. A directorial drum solo that quickly wears out its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 12, 2012
In this universe people seem composed of 1 percent water and 99 percent '90s references and genre expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 13, 2012
Bloody teen slasher ridicules genre's many stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 26, 2012
Neither good enough to impress as a meta mashup of horror and comedy, nor bad enough to hoot and throw popcorn at, it slides into a gray area of unfocused ideas and unrealized potential.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 10, 2012
It's one of the most obnoxious movies ever made.
July 26, 2012
I often fell in to the category of despising it but also kept dabbling in the area of admiration for being so unpredictable and original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2012
This is a film with enough ideas to fuel five different movies and not a single one of them is any good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 12, 2012
Desperately strives for the smarts and fun that The Cabin in the Woods achieves through good ideas, not relentless attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 17, 2012
An over-the-top film of boundless energy and if not empty voice then at least wholly scattershot imagination; full of robust but scrupulously manufactured eccentricities.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 12, 2012
Joseph Kahn directs his movie like a ADD kid with a hammer and a xylophone. "Detention" just wears you out.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 31, 2012
...too weird and too off-the-wall to become anything more than a mildly amusing curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 12, 2012
Exhausting before its first few minutes of whip-pans, smash cuts, coarsely self-referential jokes and on-screen text visuals is over...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 13, 2012
There will be young moviegoers who proclaim this genius, and more stodgy audience members who find it torturous. If you're not tweeting and texting a combined 50 times or more per day, you're probably in the latter camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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