Stealing Harvard
Stealing Harvard (2002)

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,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 13, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There are laughs Stealing Harvard, but they are few and far between. Tom Green's antics grow old fast.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Reader

Among the squandered supporting cast are Dennis Farina, Chris Penn, Megan Mullally, and Seymour Cassel.

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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

With only an occasional laugh here and there, this is just another of the many stinky comedies to come around in years.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Weird, then, how the cast play as if holding their breath for the pay cheque.

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Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly

The timing in nearly every scene seems a half beat off.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Director Bruce McCulloch tries to minimize the damage Green does, but even one frame of him would be too much.

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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

There's a funny movie trapped somewhere inside Stealing Harvard, but the finished product offers only fleeting glimpses of it.

Scott Foundas

Depressingly thin and exhaustingly contrived. Only masochistic moviegoers need apply.

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Geoff Carter
Las Vegas Weekly

McCulloch stages his action as if he were still working on the two-walled sets he knew from Canadian television.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Stealing Harvard is one of those comedies that could have been very funny and memorable and simply a good time all around. However due to a poor cast, a bad… More
Dann Michalski
Tom Green and Jason Lee team up for the incredibly stupid goofball comedy Stealing Harvard. When John Plummer's niece gets into Harvard he's reminded… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A crazy movie! Jason Lee was good as the poor husband who promised to pay for his niece's education, whilst his wacky gift-basket-making wife wants him to… More
Brendan Nicholls
Should of been better
Steve B.
Gets points for Jason Lee, but otherwise not much to speak of.
Deb S
In Stealing Harvard, Jason Lee plays John Plummer, a man who makes a promise to his niece (Tammy Blanchard) that he would pay for her first year in Harvard… More