Underclassman Reviews

June 10, 2013
Marcos Siega's movie is a smudged paint-by-numbers police story with every cliche except a 24-hour deadline to solve the case.
June 10, 2013
Meant as a vehicle to deliver young actor Nick Cannon to headliner status, this lame comedy just limps along like a tricycle with bent rims.
June 10, 2013
Cannon co-executive produced so he has to accept some of the blame for the lack of laughs and thrills, leaving Hugh Bonneville to ham it up for all he's worth as the school's snobbish headmaster.
June 10, 2013
The finish, a rush of climaxes, can make you feel zoned at 3 a.m., trying to decide between TV and the wallpaper.
June 10, 2013
Consists of little more than tired racial jokes and fish-out-of-water gags.
April 15, 2009
Even the chase scenes sag as debut director Marcos Siega disappoints audiences at every turn.
May 26, 2007
It's mind-boggling that such relentlessly offensive trash ever finds financial backing from a major Hollywood studio.
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.
March 1, 2007
The premise of The Underclassman is so familiar as to be groan-inducing, but the happy surprise is that it goes down very easily, and makes for agreeable summer light entertainment.
October 21, 2006
Fill a movie with enough racial jokes, speedy car chases and a handful of mysterious characters, and you're bound to woo the public, right? Not quite.
May 12, 2006
The smart-mouth-maverick-cop genre never looked more shopworn and played-out than in this halfhearted, half-baked mess.
February 19, 2006
It seems that the filmmakers behind Underclassman think that Nick Cannon is the second coming of comedy genius. The sad fact is that he ain't.
January 16, 2006
Underclassman is primarily a string of clichs looking for a story.
December 6, 2005
However unfortunate or sad it is that people enjoy experiencing mediocre quality cinema, if you have nothing more stimulating to do on a Friday night, Underclassman could provide the entertainment -- not enlightenment -- you seek.
September 26, 2005
Almost comically unambitious, Underclassman seldom tries to be funny, and never even attempts to be original.
September 21, 2005
The film feels like the victim of too many rewrites and edits, with lots of plotlines that go nowhere or feel oddly unfulfilled.
September 16, 2005
Cannon simply doesn't have the chemistry with his co-stars that he needs; it's as if he's trying to perform a one-man show
September 10, 2005
At times Tracy's a sensitive guy who just needs a hug; at others, he's an obnoxious motormouth.
September 10, 2005
Underclassman can't seem to decide if it wants to be a cop comedy or take on a more serious tone. Either way, it doesn't succeed.
September 10, 2005
Underclassman flails around for 95 of the draggiest minutes that you could possibly encounter.