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Detention Reviews

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 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 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
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 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 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 12, 2012
Resembles a movie less than it suggests an evening of determined, incoherent channel-hopping - with the help of a remote control that's apparently stuck on "random."
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 12, 2012
The movie itself is never truly clear. If it's also never intentionally bad, its unintentional badness keeps blasting into shockingly clever places.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2012
Some viewers will be understandably put off by its aggressive lack of focus, but Kahn is so excited about cramming in every idea that ultimately the originality trumps the obnoxiousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 12, 2012
Somebody somewhere forgot that a film needs a streamlined story to make visual chaos palatable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 12, 2012
Detention suffers from a giddy overabundance of ideas rather than a dearth.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 10, 2012
The whole thing comes off like 200 commercials smashed together, selling you your own obsolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 10, 2012
It's one of the most obnoxious movies ever made.
April 1, 2011
What starts as a bracing rush quickly devolves into a deadening assault of stimuli.
March 19, 2011
ADHD take on the teen comedy incorporates slasher comedy and pop-culture obsession, and will entertain those it doesn't alienate.