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A former high school basketball star gets a second shot at life when he's miraculously transformed into a teenager and offered the opportunity to redefine his future. Back in 1989, Mike O' Donnell (Matthew Perry) had it all; not only was the 17-year-old senior the king of the basketball court, but college scouts were circling as well. But just as Mike's future began to glow brighter than ever before, he sacrificed everything in order to stay by his expectant girlfriend, Scarlet, and be a good father. Nearly 20 years later, Mike has just been passed over for a big promotion at work,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There was nothing here that was particularly funny, new, or inventive."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"17 Again makes the '80s comedies on which it's modeled seem positively cutting-edge by comparison."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The good news is Efron can carry a movie on his own; he just needs to be more picky about what he chooses ... despite some good scenes, the script is too lazy for anyone to really save."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"17 Again is a reasonably entertaining time at the theater, offering something both for youngsters ... and for their parents."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"Efron, whose biggest onscreen drawback is his ever-changing '60s mod hairdo, owns almost every moment, milking the minimal laughs available while playing up the material's maudlin strengths."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"I was disappointed."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Despite occasional misfires, this Zac Efron comedy earns its laughs and delivers its life lessons."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"It knows it has one thing going for it: teen idol Zac Efron. So it shows off that boy from beginning to end: shaggy hair, dreamy eyes, etc. ... '17 Again' is a virtual Efronathon, and I can't imagine his fans complaining."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"While it's not in the same classic league, the movie has a nice Back to the Future vibe to it."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"It's cute and sweet and generally inoffensive."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Wholesome just isn't as wholesome as it used to be."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"I found him a sympathetic, and strangely believable, middle-aged dad."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Efron's adequate but completely anonymous work keep this from achieving true liftoff."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"...ultimately fits comfortably within the pantheon of above-average body-switching comedies."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Zac Efron couldn't ask for a more flattering breakout vehicle than the charming 17 Again"
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
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