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  • Summary: When geeky Ethan (Schwartzman) finds out that three college students are running a scam that gets them perfect grades without doing any homework, he blackmails one of them into helping him win the heart of Angela (King), the most popular girl on campus. (Sony)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 27 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    There are laughs here, but easily as many groans.
  2. 38
    Once again, we have a movie where the jokes are aimed at the least common denominator - meaning that to genuinely enjoy the experience of sitting through Slackers, you will need help from a controlled substance.
  3. 30
    The most that can be said for Slackers -- aside from the unqualified pleasure of Schwartzman's unfaked, puppyish weirdness -- is that it doesn't abandon its putrid ideals for the sake of a neat finish.
  4. 20
    Slackers is supposed to be a gross-out comedy, but the tastelessness of its jokes is nothing compared to its sheer cluelessness.
  5. 20
    The title not only describes its main characters, but the lazy people behind the camera as well.
  6. How bad is it? Let me count just some of the ways.
  7. 0
    Stinks like a cat box that hasn't been changed in a hundred years.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. ChrisA.
    Mar 20, 2007
    10
    This movie is amazing. It has great inside jokes and is bursting with awkwardness. Basically, if they had tried harder this film could not This movie is amazing. It has great inside jokes and is bursting with awkwardness. Basically, if they had tried harder this film could not have been better. The only reason people don't like it is because they lack the creativty to identify with characters that have techniques such as "the seed of doubt." That is brilliant! Expand
  2. EvA.
    Nov 1, 2006
    10
    This movie may be crude and limited, but looks at it's following. There is obviously a chemistry between the cast members that draws new This movie may be crude and limited, but looks at it's following. There is obviously a chemistry between the cast members that draws new fans with every viewing. Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2015
    9
    Was just shocked to find Slackers in the "bottom 50 movies of the century" list. This is a great comedy. It's definitely a b-movie, but itWas just shocked to find Slackers in the "bottom 50 movies of the century" list. This is a great comedy. It's definitely a b-movie, but it has a ton of laughs, and bizarre performances. My sister and I still quote this movie to this day. Expand

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