Underclassman
Underclassman (2005)

Nick Cannon stars in this comedy thriller as a 24-year-old police detective who takes no small amount of ribbing from his fellow officers for his boyish looks. His appearance, however, lands him a plumb assignment at a posh private high… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 17, 2006
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the appealing presence of Nick Cannon, Underclassman is a shopworn Beverly Hills Cop/ 21 Jump Street knockoff.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Consists of little more than tired racial jokes and fish-out-of-water gags.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is one of those movies where at the end of the year you'll say, 'Underclassman, what was that about? I don't even remember it.'

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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Marcos Siega's movie is a smudged paint-by-numbers police story with every cliche except a 24-hour deadline to solve the case.

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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

This is geared toward the preteen set, but director Marcos Siega proves inept at executing the most basic dramatic and comedic setups, and Cannon's mugging and preening quickly grow tiresome.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

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

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Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Meant as a vehicle to deliver young actor Nick Cannon to headliner status, this lame comedy just limps along like a tricycle with bent rims.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Almost comically unambitious, Underclassman seldom tries to be funny, and never even attempts to be original.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Hu, Marin and a very fine British actor, Hugh Bonneville (Iris) playing the school's headmaster, bring some desperately needed authenticity and texture to this Miramax film.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

Cannon co-executive produced so he has to accept some of the blame for the lack of laughs and thrills, leaving Hugh Bonneville to ham it up for all he's worth as the school's snobbish headmaster.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Megan S
A waste of time movie but entertaining enough to watch on TV at 1 in the morning. It should have been a made for TV anyway.