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Kickin' It Old Skool Reviews

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Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
The reunion of the multi-ethnic Funky Fresh Boys triggers a fusillade of un-PC misfires as the not-so-fab four try to alleviate their personal woes by entering an American Idol-esque dance-troupe contest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 20, 2008
I like Kennedy but he doesn't make it easy for me
| Original Score: 0.5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
December 3, 2007
Were the filmmakers really so wedded to every scene they couldn't find 15 minutes to cut? Besides, shouldn't we as a culture being moving on to depleting the comic potential of '90s nostalgia by now?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
November 1, 2007
Kennedy's lowbrow comedy best for '80s veterans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 9, 2007
while Jamie Kennedy's character of Justin is supposed to be an 11-year-old in a 30-year-old's body, it seems he has suffered irreparable brain damage in his coma
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
August 6, 2007
If you were alive and watching TV during this decade, you'll find something to give you a smirk
| Original Score: 2/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
July 14, 2007
There may be a lot of comedy potential in someone from the '80s waking up in the new millennium, but the writers of Kickin' It Old Skool are fairly oblivious to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Stax
IGN Movies
June 22, 2007
Kickin' It Old Skool aspires to be Big with break dancing, but it falls flat on its spinning head. Even the break dancing gets tired fast, making the film even more tedious to get through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 10, 2007
Unfunny, unlikeable and unnecessary, "Kickin' It Old Skool" is one of the lamest so-called comedies to limp on to the screen in years.
Full Review| Original Score: .5/4
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
May 19, 2007
Kennedy has gone from a somewhat promising young actor to a crowd repellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
May 15, 2007
After cringing through Son of the Mask in 2005, I was convinced that trying to be funny could not get any worse for Jamie Kennedy. ... I was wrong that things couldn't get worse.
| Original Score: 1/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
May 9, 2007
The funniest thing about Kickin' It Old Skool, yet another in a long line of not particularly funny Kennedy movies, is how little we actually have advanced since the '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 7, 2007
...a little of [Jamie Kennedy] goes a long way; a lot goes nowhere.
| Original Score: 1/5
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
May 7, 2007
The writers make sure to fill their script with only the most obvious jokes and cultural references so that their star's particular comedic talents will shine brightest and he can work his magic without the risk of causing any audience members to think.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
May 6, 2007
Kickin' It Old Skool equates making incalculable 80s pop culture references with joke telling.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Jane Borden
Time Out
May 5, 2007
Although technically a coming-of-age film, Kickin' It is, in every way, regressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 2, 2007
You might think that after Kennedy proved capable of emptying every theater in the civilized world with his last two vehicles someone would have said, 'Enough!' But no.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
April 30, 2007
Despite some legitimately entertaining dance sequences, no amount of parachute pants can disguise the fact that Kickin' is a very stupid movie, with many more failed jokes than successful ones.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
April 30, 2007
Adults old enough to appreciate the choice electro-boogaloo soundtrack and get the 'Mr. Roboto' jokes will doubtless find the rest of it painfully dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 30, 2007
Kennedy is a negligible performer, a hopeless dancer, and his romantic connection to the lovely Menounos is preposterous even by the movie's absurd standards.
| Original Score: 1/4
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