Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good (1988)

Anthony Michael Hall stars as Johnny Walker, a much sought-after high school football star whom every collegiate program wants for their own.

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 25, 1988
DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
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Caryn James
New York Times

Two of the screenwriters, Steve Zacharias and Jeff Buhai, also wrote Revenge of the Nerds, so it's not surprising that they're more interested in tame teen-age fantasies than in social satire.

TV Guide

Johnny be worthless.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

It's bad, even by 80's standards.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The people who made this movie should be ashamed of themselves.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Reflects the mentality of great swaths of artless, ignorant slobs.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

If Chuck Berry were dead, he'd be spinning in his grave.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

It's not funny, it tells a surface story and nothing more, and there's no sense of effort to correct any of these deficiencies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Cassie Hill
Wacky, Wild, and a HILLARIOUS made movie!!! (:
Brian De Guelle
I always like Anthony Michael Hall in the 80's and this being one of hes lead role in playing not a nerd(like in the breakfast club or weird science) its… More
Aj V
It's movies like this that give 80s teen flicks a bad reputation. The actors are good, but the dialogue and story are stupid and pointless. I hated this… More
Dean McKenna
Fine coming-of-age comedy of the biggest college football.
Conner Rainwater
It's a slightly more sexed up and extreme version of the John Hughes formula, but in a good way. Anthony Michael Hall plays a great jock after being… More
Sean Gillespie
2-3 Great actors in their youth plus Paul Gleason. This pretty much sums it up: Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times "The people who made this movie should… More