Underclassman Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
September 2, 2005
The film is of little use to anyone except casting directors, fixed on selling a performer rather than telling a story.
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.
September 2, 2005
It's off to detention for Underclassman, a remedial comedy for idiots.
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.
September 2, 2005
It gets a failing grade even by the low standards of late-August Hollywood releases.
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.
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.
September 2, 2005
Underclassman flunks out.
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.
September 1, 2005
A been-there, done-that snoozer.
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.
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