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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)
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. Before immediately handing the movie an F and sending it off to summer school, give the filmmakers, and especially co-star Jason Schwartzman, credit for their anarchic willingness to try anything to shock a laugh loose from an audience.
  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. A standard issue undergrad gross-out comedy notable only for the showy role it provides Jason Schwartzman, well-remembered as "Rushmore's" geeky high school student Max Fischer.
  5. 20
    The title not only describes its main characters, but the lazy people behind the camera as well.
  6. 10
    A shit stain on the genre.
  7. Alas, Slackers sucks. It's so bad Schwartzman can't save it, though he tries mightily; a flash of nudity from Pearl Harbor babe and male-named model-turned-actress James King isn't even worth the price of a video rental down the line.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. 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 fans with every viewing. Collapse
  2. 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 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

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