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Graduation (2007)




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As high school graduation draws near, four high school seniors put their futures on the line to help a friend in desperate need of financial assistance. With a key to the bank and a foolproof plan, how difficult could it be to simply waltz right in, collect a quick $200,000, and disappear before anyone even realized what happened? Unfortunately for these criminally-inclined teens, the local police are quicker to respond than they ever anticipated.

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Shannon Lucio
as Polly Deely
Chris Marquette
as Carl Jenkins
Riley Smith
as Chauncey Boyd
Chris Lowell
as Tom Jackson
Adam Arkin
as Dean Deeley
Aimee Garcia
as Suzy Winters
Blake Baxendell
as Badboy/Jock
Jamie Baxendell
as High School Student
Greg Benson
as Sgt. Wrigley
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Critic Reviews for Graduation

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Graduation, a borderline dramedy with somewhat interesting relationship crosscurrents among four friends facing life after high school, squanders audience goodwill with its tediously judgmental treatment of anyone who isn't flush with youthful promise.

May 2, 2008
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Graduation isn't some daring amalgam of traditional movie categories; it's simply all over the place.

Full Review… | May 2, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The movie is pretty dull and generic. None of the kids feel like real people, just cardboard cut-outs of stock characters.

Full Review… | June 4, 2008
Sin Magazine

so unrealistic and poorly thought-out it's insulting to the entire heist genre.

Full Review… | May 24, 2008

Unlike 2005's pitch-perfect teen heist movie Brick, Graduation misses nearly every note it tries to hit.

Full Review… | May 1, 2008
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Audience Reviews for Graduation

A smart heist movie with a somewhat surprising ending. The progress of the story is not as predictable as the first 10 minutes seem to suggest.

Thomas Andrikus
Thomas Andrikus

Very talented cast. Witty. Clever. Very well done....

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

"I was pleasantly surprised with this film. I thought it was going to be a cheese fest with a crappy plot line with mediocre acting. I won't say all the acting was great, but most of it was pretty solid. The robbing of the bank played out pretty smartly. I was surprised at how clever the whole thing was. I didn't see it playing out that way. I like it when a movie that you picked only so you could pass the time turns out to be a good little thriller. Christopher George and Chris Lowell are standouts for me. I have always liked Christopher George. I've seen him in quite a few films. I think this might be my first film that I have seen Lowell in, and I think he did great. If you get the chance to see this then do. Maybe it will surprise you as much as it did me."


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