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  • Summary: LA's youngest cop Tre Stokes (Cannon) is about to get his biggest assignment: he must go undercover to break up a dangerous crime ring rooted in a upscale prep school. The deeper Tre goes the more dangerous and volatile the situation becomes. Fighting both his personal demons and the forces determined to take him down, he must risk everything to catch the ones closest to him. (Miramax) Expand
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  2. Negative: 20 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    50
    If you have nothing more stimulating to do on a Friday night, Underclassman could provide the entertainment--not enlightenment--you seek.
  2. Some fairly standard shenanigans ensue, and when the clichéd high school culture clash stuff stops, there's clichéd cop movie stuff going on.
  3. Grade Underclassman an "Unacceptable effort," and "D" for derivative.
  4. 25
    The only hint of professionalism comes from Cheech Marin as Cannon's boss, who at times seems to be acting in a different movie.
  5. 20
    Conceptually, Underclassman is the stillborn spawn of "Beverly Hills Cop" and "21 Jump Street." Except its star, Nick Cannon, possesses neither the biting cool of young Eddie Murphy nor the sullen mystery of Johnny Depp. And the script, by David T. Wagner and Brent Goldberg, is breathtakingly bad.
  6. The inconsistencies and continuity errors are staggering.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Roy
    Feb 20, 2006
    10
    Underclassman is a rare treat indeed. Where previous reviews have cited each character as a cliche, I would hold them rather delicately in cupped hands and observe the tender development of each player as they blossom on screen in what has to be said is one of the finest movies to grace our screens since the thirtees. Expand
  2. JodiF.
    Feb 25, 2006
    10
    Outstanding. I agree with Roy. Perhaps the greatest single flim to grace the silver screen since "The Godfather". The acting is tear-jerking, along with an ending for the ages and a twist you'll never believe. Nicholas Cannon portrays his character so well, you soon forget that you're watching cinema and slowly believe you are drifting towards a utopia. If you do not see this movie before you die, you did not live a life worth living. Expand
  3. Dec 30, 2013
    3
    Nick cannon is sooo funny because black people are awesome smart funny and really good at basketball and white are just goofy dumb and not cool! Please gimmie a break nick... what a stupid ass movie Expand
  4. KristenR.
    Sep 10, 2005
    0
    Painful to watch.
  5. PrudenceKhillers
    Sep 12, 2005
    0
    Disgusting film.
  6. JayM
    Oct 27, 2005
    0
    Just plain bad.
  7. SeanP.
    Sep 19, 2005
    0
    Saw it on a wim. It was terrible.

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