Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
Watch On
  1. Though Lillard's excitable tone keeps promising wild comic adventures, the sequences are uniformly flat and humour-free.
  2. It's an unenlightening film that proves youthful anarchy is just as dull as a midlife crisis, and sadly, as predictable, too.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    30
    Very possibly the most ruthlessly irritating comedy since the dreaded "S.F.W." attempted to put its finger on the pulse of young America, and that's saying something.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    30
    What it offers at its shockingly sappy core is a familiar view of adolescent rebellion as a goofy but inevitable phase.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. HaileyH.
    Aug 5, 2006
    9
    I love SLC punk its an amazing movie. i live in salt lake city and it was kinda cool to see a movie about living in it. for those of you whoI love SLC punk its an amazing movie. i live in salt lake city and it was kinda cool to see a movie about living in it. for those of you who dont like this movie i pitty you. Full Review »
  2. MattA.
    Dec 1, 2005
    1
    I can't even imagine the type of people that are giving this film high ratings. Some critics have said that the redeeming factor of the I can't even imagine the type of people that are giving this film high ratings. Some critics have said that the redeeming factor of the movie is Lillard's perfomance. I couldn't disagree more. Lillard is just as annoying and over the top here as he is any of the movies in his pathetic catalogue. An altogether awful film, in the same territory as any Nora Ephron effort. Avoid unless you are a seriously depressed person who dyes your hair blue and worships punk music. Full Review »
  3. LeviC.
    Sep 19, 2005
    10
    This is one of the greatest movies of all time. It blends comedy with drama.