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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 forcesLA'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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  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 20 out of 25
  1. 50
    If you saw "21 Jump Street" back in the '80s, or any of a number of shows featuring cute and cuddly cops, you pretty much know where this flick is heading.
  2. Marcos Siega's direction is well-paced, but writers David T. Wagner and Brent Goldberg haven't brought anything sufficiently fresh or original to a formula plot to allow Underclassman to rise above the level of a mildly diverting video rental.
  3. There's little that's special about Underclassman, certainly nothing that Murphy and Eddie Griffin haven't done better in movies far funnier than this.
  4. Less an original product than a shoddy tribute to other mediocre cop movies.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    That sound you hear is from jet engines gassing up, about to zoom Underclassman to DVD-ville.
  6. The latest bit of damaged goods offered up in the Miramax clearance sale, Underclassman plays like the longest episode of "21 Jump Street" ever made.
  7. Once in a great while -- usually late August -- a movie comes along that's so lame, it doesn't deserve a bad review. It deserves a war-crimes tribunal. Ladies and gentlemen, Underclassman is that special film.

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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 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, 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 notNick 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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