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Underclassman Reviews

June 10, 2013
Consists of little more than tired racial jokes and fish-out-of-water gags.
March 6, 2007
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.
September 26, 2005
Almost comically unambitious, Underclassman seldom tries to be funny, and never even attempts to be original.
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 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
If it weren't for the racist and puerile humour and the general laziness of the production, you could almost understand a movie like Underclassman. And maybe even forgive it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 2, 2005
The film is of little use to anyone except casting directors, fixed on selling a performer rather than telling a story.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 2, 2005
This feeble Beverly Hills Cop knockoff will give audiences burned repeatedly by crummy movies this summer yet another reason to avoid multiplexes for the Labor Day weekend.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 2, 2005
It's off to detention for Underclassman, a remedial comedy for idiots.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 2, 2005
Underclassman is squarely aimed at a teen audience, but will be best appreciated by those who have never seen a TV cop show or, better yet, never attended school.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 2, 2005
It gets a failing grade even by the low standards of late-August Hollywood releases.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 2, 2005
Thanks to his charm and wit, Cannon's character eventually finds himself in with the school's in crowd, but his movie runs out of fresh ideas in the first 15 of its 95 minutes.
Read More | Original Score: D+
September 2, 2005
Within that worn formula of cop-shop banter and implausible car chases, lanky Nick Cannon offers some mild entertainment for teenagers looking for a safe bet at the multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 2, 2005
Underclassman flunks out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 2, 2005
Let me float the suggestion that it be rated PG-13-only, since anyone older than that will quickly realize he or she has better things to do than attend this pitiful Beverly Hills Cop retread.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
September 1, 2005
A been-there, done-that snoozer.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 1, 2005
The latest bit of damaged goods offered up in the Miramax clearance sale, Underclassman plays like the longest episode of 21 Jump Street ever made.
September 1, 2005
If you saw 21 Jump Street back in the '80s, or any of a number of shows featuring cute and cuddly cops, you pretty much know where this flick is heading.
September 1, 2005
That sound you hear is from jet engines gassing up, about to zoom Underclassman to DVD-ville.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 1, 2005
Marcos Siega's direction is well-paced, but writers David T. Wagner and Brent Goldberg haven't brought anything sufficiently fresh or original to a formula plot.
September 1, 2005
Screenwriters David T. Wagner and Brent Goldberg don't have tin ears, exactly; they've just recycled every movie quip they've ever overheard.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 1, 2005
Underclassman doesn't even try to be good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 1, 2005
So far-fetched as to make Kindergarten Cop look comparatively austere.
September 1, 2005
A goofy puppy that just wants to be loved -- and knows only how to make an unimaginative mess.
September 1, 2005
It's not horrible, but it's not worth rescheduling your Labor Day barbecue around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 1, 2005
The script, by David T. Wagner and Brent Goldberg, is breathtakingly bad.
August 31, 2005
Like a student project sloppily cribbed from other kids' notes.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 30, 2005
Nope! I'm sorry, this won't do.