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Underclassman Reviews

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Andy Kurtz
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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.'
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
September 6, 2005
Where does Hollywood come up with such fresh and original material?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
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
Cynthia Fuchs
September 4, 2005
This unoriginal, not-raucous-enough- to-be-offensive movie just turns inane.
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
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
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
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
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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.
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
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
Nicholas White
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
Hanh Nguyen
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
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun
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
Pete Croatto
September 2, 2005
Underclassman isn't bad, it's just lazy
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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.
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
September 2, 2005
Less an original product than a shoddy tribute to other mediocre cop movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
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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