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Underclassman Reviews

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September 10, 2005
Nick Cannon is a funny guy. Not only that, he's got talent and charisma. He deserves to be in a film that doesn't try its best to make him look bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 9, 2005
Cannon is abrasive and obnoxious, the comedy is not funny and the thrills are not thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
September 9, 2005
[A] clichéd and callow action-comedy piece that's about as appetizing as a dead worm in the teacher's apple. Hence, the flawed Underclassman simply doesn't make the grade
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 8, 2005
With movies like this is it a wonder that all theaters have lacked for most of the summer was the occasional tumbleweed to complete the illusion of their being ghost towns?
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
September 6, 2005
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.'
September 6, 2005
Where does Hollywood come up with such fresh and original material?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 4, 2005
With unsympathetic characters and a preposterous plot, the film has only the outdoor action scenes to provide a slight diversion from total boredom.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
September 4, 2005
This unoriginal, not-raucous-enough- to-be-offensive movie just turns inane.
September 4, 2005
Underclassman was probably a gas to film. Watching it, on the other hand, is like sitting in afterschool detention.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 3, 2005
Why, oh why, would Nick Cannon, star of the perfectly marvelous (but too-little seen) "Drumline" star in this tasteless mess? Did success go to this young actor's head?
Full Review| Original Score: 0/4
September 3, 2005
Cannon is a good actor; he's exceptionally funny and has a great sense of timing. Stil, toning down some of the over-the-top elements in 'Underclassman' would've helped.
September 3, 2005
It's sad to see an exciting new director supervising a paint-by-numbers script of no creativity whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.3/5
September 3, 2005
In a smarter comedy Cannon could do damage. But the jokes in Underclassman are so utterly defanged so throwaway they're the edgy equivalent of suburban doctor's office banter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 3, 2005
It's difficult to pick the film's most heinous fault: its derivative script and story; star Nick Cannon's painfully hammy performance or Siega's attempts at Michael Bay-lite action scenes and explosions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 3, 2005
There's little that's special about Underclassman, certainly nothing that Murphy and Eddie Griffin haven't done better in movies far funnier than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 2, 2005
Underclassman isn't bad, it's just lazy
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2005
[H]ow does [Cannon] get money to write, produce, and star in a movie that's all about how hilarious he is? This is a particular puzzle because he is not funny in the least.
September 2, 2005
Less an original product than a shoddy tribute to other mediocre cop movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 2, 2005
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2005
Yes, it's really silly. And no, you won't remember a thing about it the second it's over. But adults looking for fast-moving, nonviolent fun that kids might actually enjoy could do a lot worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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