Johnny Be Good Reviews

August 14, 2019
"Johnny Be Good," a would-be satire on the excesses of big-time college football recruiting, is so bad that the NCAA might consider using it as punishment for coaches who violate regulations.
August 14, 2019
Buried somewhere in the screenplay are some Robert Altman-esque satirical intentions, in which the wildly corrupt college football recruitment process is offered as a panoramic image of frenzied American venality.
August 14, 2019
An insufferable comedy. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 14, 2019
Disappointing directorial debut for Flashdance editor Bud Smith who's guilty of treating the ethics of signing gifted high-school athletes as if it were merely another installment of Porky's.
February 27, 2008
Johnny be worthless.
August 7, 2007
Reflects the mentality of great swaths of artless, ignorant slobs.
August 20, 2005
November 18, 2004
August 22, 2004
It's not funny, it tells a surface story and nothing more, and there's no sense of effort to correct any of these deficiencies.
May 13, 2004
April 3, 2004
July 30, 2003
It's bad, even by 80's standards.
May 20, 2003
Two of the screenwriters, Steve Zacharias and Jeff Buhai, also wrote Revenge of the Nerds, so it's not surprising that they're more interested in tame teen-age fantasies than in social satire.
January 1, 2000
The people who made this movie should be ashamed of themselves.
January 1, 2000
If Chuck Berry were dead, he'd be spinning in his grave.