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Based on 25 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Less an original product than a shoddy tribute to other mediocre cop movies. show more

  • 25
    Mike Clark USA Today

    That sound you hear is from jet engines gassing up, about to zoom Underclassman to DVD-ville. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A remedial comedy for idiots. show more

  • 30
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Nick Cannon, playing an L.A. cop who goes undercover as a prep school student, provides the few sparks this wan action-comedy can muster. show more

  • 38
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    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. show more

  • 38
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Utterly generic. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Underclassman doesn't even try to be good. It knows that it doesn't have to be. It stars Nick Cannon, who has a popular MTV show, and it's a combo cop movie, romance, thriller and high school comedy. That makes the TV ads a slam dunk; they'll generate a Pavlovian response in viewers conditioned to react to their sales triggers (smartass young cop, basketball, sexy babes, fast cars, mockery of adults). show more

  • 25
    Chicago Tribune

    What's remarkable is how absolutely every character in the film is a movie cliche. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The only hint of professionalism comes from Cheech Marin as Cannon's boss, who at times seems to be acting in a different movie. show more

  • 25
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Grade Underclassman an "Unacceptable effort," and "D" for derivative. show more

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