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5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
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  1. UnbearableLightness
    Dec 10, 2003
    2
    Had I not watched the entire season of Project Greenlight, I would have surely walked out of the theatre. I would have preferred to see either the drama the directors wanted to the dark comedy everyone else wanted. Shia's a punk, but I must admit, he's endearing in the film. Both points are for using the beautiful music of Matt Pond PA 3 times in the film (more points than Had I not watched the entire season of Project Greenlight, I would have surely walked out of the theatre. I would have preferred to see either the drama the directors wanted to the dark comedy everyone else wanted. Shia's a punk, but I must admit, he's endearing in the film. Both points are for using the beautiful music of Matt Pond PA 3 times in the film (more points than should be given for music useage) Expand
  2. Joojoobee
    Aug 24, 2003
    0
    This was a waste of time. Didn't pay to see it (free screening) and I would have punished myself if I had paid by shaving with a 2 year old razor.
  3. Dec 15, 2011
    3
    If you had watched season two of Project Greenlight in making The Battle of Shaker's Height, then you're definitely going to see the many flaws within this film. Some of the performances were convincing like Amy and Shia's roles, but overall the film felt clunky and completely boring. This was a pretty forgettable movie and it's a shame that an original plot like this had to turn into a TVIf you had watched season two of Project Greenlight in making The Battle of Shaker's Height, then you're definitely going to see the many flaws within this film. Some of the performances were convincing like Amy and Shia's roles, but overall the film felt clunky and completely boring. This was a pretty forgettable movie and it's a shame that an original plot like this had to turn into a TV quality like movie. Expand
Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. If there is a delicate story of forgiveness, friendship and family buried somewhere in Erica Beeney's script, Potelle and Rankin haven't managed to find it under the throes of empty rebellion and painless triumph.
  2. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    60
    LaBeouf somehow manages to turn Kelly's self-centered behavior and irritating character quirks into a sympathetic lead, and the well-written script by newcomer Erica Beeney brings a lot of humor to some very touching moments.
  3. Surprisingly sweet and smart... LaBeouf does an excellent job, and the talented Beeney is one to watch.