Mr. Harmon has an easygoing attractiveness, but neither he nor anyone else seems comfortable with the film's antic pace. And for all its busyness, this comedy has no real focus, ricocheting from character to character with wearying abandon.
-Janet MaslinFull Review
Here are some of Summer School's favorite things: idiocy, illiteracy, irresponsibility, drunkenness, dumbness and debauchery. Piqued?
-Desson ThomsonFull Review
The moral is a sweet one: If you try, you never fail. The world is graded on a curve.
-Rita KempleyFull Review
A comedy so listless, leisurely and unspirited that it was an act of the will for me to care about it, even while I was watching it.
-Roger EbertFull Review
A comic delight... Harmon and Alley are great together
Another failure in Harmon's attempt to move from TV to the big screen.
Summer School might lack a hipster razor edge, but its funnybone personality is larger than life. It's a film I adore for its purity of intentions.
-Brian OrndorfFull Review
Reiner keeps everything moving while letting Harmon do the heavy lifting as his young co-stars sprinkle the chuckles around.
-Scott WeinbergFull Review
A bit bland compared to Reiner's Steve Martin comedies, but engagingly played.
-Geoff AndrewFull Review
Cliches abound in this silly outing. Not the brightest moment for any of those involved.
Okay teen/romantic comedy with pleasant players.
if there was any justice in the world we'd be seeing reruns of this on TNT every Sunday instead of endless repeats of Sixteen Candles and its ilk
-Christopher NullFull Review
Not as lame as you'd think. It really is funny.
Good-hearted, light-headed comedy.
Above average comedy. Mark Harmon is perfectly down to earth, and the supporting characters are all memorable.
A surprise for anyone expecting just another dumb teen sex comedy