Stealing Harvard
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Stealing Harvard
Two buddies find themselves doing some very wrong things for perfectly right reasons in this broad comedy. John (Jason Lee) is a nice guy who is responsible and hardworking; his best friend Duff (Tom Green), however, is his polar opposite, a layabout who is constantly getting in some sort of trouble. John is very much in love with his longtime girlfriend Elaine (Leslie Mann), and wants to marry her, but true to form, he has pledged not to make the walk down the aisle until he has saved up to 30,000 dollars so they'll be able to afford a down payment on the house they've always wanted.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Among the squandered supporting cast are Dennis Farina, Chris Penn, Megan Mullally, and Seymour Cassel."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Reader
"Whenever Green shows up to do his semi-improvised, non-acting shtick ... this otherwise sprightly and intermittently amusing movie suddenly feels like a ship dragging its anchor."
‑ John Patterson, L.A. Weekly
"With only an occasional laugh here and there, this is just another of the many stinky comedies to come around in years."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"There is no real reason to see this unless you are related to someone involved in the project, and even then you might think pretty hard before you spend $9 and 90 minutes here."
‑ Jim Shelby, Palo Alto Weekly
"Nothing can survive the toxic unfunniness of Green."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Weird, then, how the cast play as if holding their breath for the pay cheque."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"The timing in nearly every scene seems a half beat off."
‑ Bruce Fretts, Entertainment Weekly
"Director Bruce McCulloch tries to minimize the damage Green does, but even one frame of him would be too much."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Stealing Harvard is a limp and lazy affair, and a flick that positively reeks of contractual obligation."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"You'll just have your head in your hands wondering why Lee's character didn't just go to a bank manager and save everyone the misery."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"There's a funny movie trapped somewhere inside Stealing Harvard, but the finished product offers only fleeting glimpses of it."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"Depressingly thin and exhaustingly contrived. Only masochistic moviegoers need apply."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"McCulloch stages his action as if he were still working on the two-walled sets he knew from Canadian television."
‑ Geoff Carter, Las Vegas Weekly
"This is just lazy."
‑ Danny Graydon, Empire Magazine
"The result is a corps of good actors stuck with feeble, unfunny material that could easily pass as a crime against the moviegoing public."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
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