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Kickin' It Old Skool
Rendered comatose for 20 years after a freak breakdancing accident, former child dancer Justin Schumacher (Jamie Kennedy) awakens from his extended repose with no motor skills and the mental capacity of a 12-year-old. So much has changed since Justin lapsed into a coma; not only have people stopped wearing parachute pants, the Internet has connected people in a manner that no child of the 1980s could have ever imagined. Dancing, however, is the one constant that remains as popular as ever. Upon discovering that his mountainous medical bills have drained mom and dad's bank account and the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 2%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Were the filmmakers really so wedded to every scene they couldn't find 15 minutes to cut? Besides, shouldn't we as a culture being moving on to depleting the comic potential of '90s nostalgia by now?"
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Kennedy is a negligible performer, a hopeless dancer, and his romantic connection to the lovely Menounos is preposterous even by the movie's absurd standards."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The reunion of the multi-ethnic Funky Fresh Boys triggers a fusillade of un-PC misfires as the not-so-fab four try to alleviate their personal woes by entering an American Idol-esque dance-troupe contest."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"while Jamie Kennedy's character of Justin is supposed to be an 11-year-old in a 30-year-old's body, it seems he has suffered irreparable brain damage in his coma"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Kickin' It Old Skool aspires to be Big with break dancing, but it falls flat on its spinning head. Even the break dancing gets tired fast, making the film even more tedious to get through."
‑ Stax, IGN Movies
"Although technically a coming-of-age film, Kickin' It is, in every way, regressive."
‑ Jane Borden, Time Out New York
"Laugh proof and choreographically blah."
‑ Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger
"I like Kennedy but he doesn't make it easy for me"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"If you were alive and watching TV during this decade, you'll find something to give you a smirk"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Unfunny, unlikeable and unnecessary, "Kickin' It Old Skool" is one of the lamest so-called comedies to limp on to the screen in years."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Despite some legitimately entertaining dance sequences, no amount of parachute pants can disguise the fact that Kickin' is a very stupid movie, with many more failed jokes than successful ones."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"A pathetically unfunny comedy that should have been shipped straight to video, if not recycled as guitar picks."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Kennedy's lowbrow comedy best for '80s veterans."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"There may be a lot of comedy potential in someone from the '80s waking up in the new millennium, but the writers of Kickin' It Old Skool are fairly oblivious to it."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Kennedy has gone from a somewhat promising young actor to a crowd repellent."
‑ Brian Marder,
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