Critics Consensus

Despite the appealing presence of Nick Cannon, Underclassman is a shopworn Beverly Hills Cop/ 21 Jump Street knockoff.



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Nick Cannon stars in this comedy thriller as a 24-year-old police detective who takes no small amount of ribbing from his fellow officers for his boyish looks. His appearance, however, lands him a plumb assignment at a posh private high school, where he discovers the students are operating an underground business stealing and selling luxury cars. The Underclassman also stars Cheech Marin, Roselyn Sanchez, and Kelly Hu.

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Nick Cannon
as Tracy Stokes
Roselyn Sanchez
as Karen Lopez
Shawn Ashmore
as Rob Donovan
Angelo Spizzirri
as David Boscoe
Hugh Bonneville
as Headmaster Felix Powers
Cheech Marin
as Captain Victor Delgado
Bart McCarthy
as Earl the Bum
Kelly Hu
as Lisa Brooks
Ian Gomez
as Detective Gallecki
Ryan Beil
as Warren Williams
Peter Bryant
as Michael Barry
Sam Easton
as Oliver Horn
Mary Pat Gleason
as Ms. Hagery
as April
Nicole Garza
as Candice
Pete Kasper
as Botany Professor
NiCole Robinson
as Female Teacher
J.R. Dyer
as Math Professor
Duke Shibley
as Geek Math Guy
Johnny Lewis
as Alexander Jeffries
Terry Chen
as Sleepy Jones
Keith Dallas
as Melvin the Security Guard
Jamie Kaler
as Beach Police Officer
Dan Mellor
as Holding Cell Officer
Don R. McManus
as Julian Reynolds
Brandy Heidrick
as High School Hottie No. 1
Madeline H.D. Brown
as High School Hottie No. 2
Zak Santiago
as Anderson
Dan Shea
as Weston
Biski Gugushe
as Dispatcher
Angelo Fierro
as Paramedic
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Critic Reviews for Underclassman

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (78)

  • Consists of little more than tired racial jokes and fish-out-of-water gags.

    Jun 10, 2013 | Full Review…
  • This is geared toward the preteen set, but director Marcos Siega proves inept at executing the most basic dramatic and comedic setups, and Cannon's mugging and preening quickly grow tiresome.

    Mar 6, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Almost comically unambitious, Underclassman seldom tries to be funny, and never even attempts to be original.

    Sep 26, 2005 | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • This is one of those movies where at the end of the year you'll say, 'Underclassman, what was that about? I don't even remember it.'

    Sep 6, 2005
  • Less an original product than a shoddy tribute to other mediocre cop movies.

    Sep 2, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Hu, Marin and a very fine British actor, Hugh Bonneville (Iris) playing the school's headmaster, bring some desperately needed authenticity and texture to this Miramax film.

    Sep 2, 2005 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for Underclassman

  • Dec 28, 2007
    A waste of time movie but entertaining enough to watch on TV at 1 in the morning. It should have been a made for TV anyway.
    Megan S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2007
    Crappy version of 21 Jump Street
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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