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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A dull film with unsympathetic characters brought together by a gimmicky premise that's handled with no imagination and a pristine fraudulence of emotion. Aside from that, it's great. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The lark-ish Perfect Score is on the high side of the time-killer it sounds like. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Only sharp dialogue and a suspenseful buglary might have given this lame, quasi morality play some energy. It has neither. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The story is flimsy, and when the dialogue touches on controversial issues regarding the SAT and its fairness, the slacker tone turns abruptly melodramatic. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    In addition to being a good-looking movie with a pumping Foo Fighters anthem, "Score" is actually a philosophical argument against our culture of tests. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    You may be able to find parallels between these characters and those in "The Breakfast Club." On the other hand, you may decide life is too short. show more

  • 50
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    The cast doesn't impress, the story doesn't compel and the characters are too bland to make people remember them. show more

  • 38
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Comes tantalizingly close to being interesting. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Misses the mark. show more

  • 38
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Oh, it's perfect all right. In fact, The Perfect Score is a flawless example of the classic January movie release -- the kind of studio picture that even the studio loathes, and so consigns to the dumping ground of the year's frosty first month. show more

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