The Perfect Score
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Produced by MTV Films, The Perfect Score is a teen crime comedy about a group of high school students who decide to steal the answers to the SAT exam. Kyle (Chris Evans) wants to be an architect, but his scores are too low to get into the school of his choice. Matty (Bryan Greenberg) is heartbroken when he is rejected from the school to which his girlfriend goes. Good girl Anna (Erika Christensen) is pressured by her parents to excel in academics and remain innocent. Desmond (Darius Miles) is a basketball player who believes the SAT exam is racist. Rounding out the group is gutsy Francesca… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Next time, director Robbins and his screenwriters should spend a few hours inside a real high school rather than re-hashing stock stereotypes from bad '80s movies."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A bizarre mismatch of The Breakfast Club and Mission: Impossible."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Not terrible, but this MTV teen movie falls flat."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The Perfect Score is amenable, enjoyable and as quickly forgotten as all those tricks you learned in your SAT prep class."
‑ Rachel Deahl, Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)
"Is it a heist movie? A teen coming of age flick? A high school comedy? A morality play? It's sort of all of those, but really none of them, as it doesn't quite hit the mark."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Lively and fun in places, but overall it has a listless, tepid feel."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Is there not something just plain wrong with a movie about cheating on exams that's less fun than taking one?"
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Squarely aimed at teens with little regard for anyone else..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"What could, and should, have been as fun and daring as skipping school turns out to be as dull as a two-hour detention."
‑ Matthew Leyland,
"As a teen movie, "The Perfect Score" is just passable."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Talks a pretty good game, but in the end the numbers just don't add up to much."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Kids facing the SAT in real life may appreciate this movie, if only because it'll make them feel so much smarter than these characters. For the rest of us, it flunks."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The work of a filmmaker and team of writers so conscious of their own formulaic crutch that they demand a production that feels like more than the sum of its parts."
‑ Mark Collette, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"The filmmakers need to re-watch "Ocean's Eleven" study up, and remind themselves of this important fact: Even teenagers want a movie that makes them think."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Were it not for the recent "Arrival" of one Scarlett Johansson, The Perfect Score would still be holding down a shelf in the Paramount Pictures - Do Not Release office."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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