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  • Summary: In 1986, a freak break dancing accident landed Justin Schumacher (Kennedy) in a coma. Now, 20 years later, he is waking up to a new world and discovering that the more things change, the more he's stayed the same. With the girl of his dreams (Menounos) engaged to marry is grade-school nemesis (Rosenbaum), and his parents drowning in the debt of his medical costs, Justin must rally his former squad, bust a move, and win back the girl of his dreams. (Yari FIlm Group) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Some of the humor is pretty raunchy (there are quite a few sex-related scenes and jokes) and tasteless. Adults old enough to appreciate the choice electro-boogaloo soundtrack and get the "Mr. Roboto" jokes will doubtless find the rest of it painfully dumb.
  2. 42
    For a film that has nothing to offer but lazy '80s nostalgia, Kickin' It Old Skool doesn't even bother to get the details right.
  3. A romantic subplot is formulaic, and, most disappointing, the break-dance sequences don't sizzle, though the film's director, Harvey Glazer, is known for his music videos. Keep an eye out, however, for some nutty cameos.
  4. About eight minutes of this comedy is devoted to some terrific breakdancing; the rest consists of wall-to-wall product placement and politically incorrect bad-taste comedy.
  5. Fails to live up to even the feeble potential of its premise.
  6. As appealing as acid-washed jeans, Kickin' It Old Skool exists solely to provide employment for aggressively abrasive comic actor Jamie Kennedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    Kennedy’s humor comes from the broad, brainless, lowest-common-denominator school (in other words, he was born to play a grown man with the intelligence of an boy).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. WillC
    Aug 31, 2007
    I don't know what you guys are talking about, I actually thought it was pretty funny.
  2. Ryan
    Sep 13, 2007
    I thought it was funny, and had some great break dancing.
  3. Jul 11, 2013
    I seriously don't understand all the hate towards this movie. This movie, believe it or not, isn't bad, despite what all those critics say. I know, why'd trust my opinion, well look, this movie isn't the best, but it certainly isn't the worst comedy I've seen. I actually find this movie cute at times with its jokes and Jamie Kennedy comes off as the perfect person to pair with those jokes. Sorry Jamie if you find that insulting, despite it not being an insult.

    Though I find a few jokes cute, a lot of you critics find the jokes raunchy and mean. I can see that at times, but frankly, it doesn't bother me, and neither should it to you. You guys got to stop being so sensitive!

    Anyway, as the story and important stuff of the movie is talked enough about in the "professional" critic reviews, I recommend reading those to get the story, but by reading mine, you'll get the honest opinion. Overall, watch it. It isn't good, but it isn't bad. The story is charming and funny, the characters too. Please, just watch the movie and you'll see how wrong these critics are!
  4. ShirleyT.
    May 4, 2007
    I want my money back! This is the worst movie I have ever seen. Not funny. We walked out after sitting there and felt like we were in a 1st grade childish play with an occasional racist remark thrown in for bad taste! STUPID! Expand
  5. DevonB.
    Aug 30, 2007
    Boistrous, juvenile, and unnecessary. "Kickin It Old School" dives into a pool of water where there are no jokes to begin with. Ouch!
  6. ChristopherW.
    Sep 25, 2007
    Absolute unabashed crap! That's it!
  7. AlexanderT.
    Sep 4, 2007
    This movie sucks.

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