What a wasted opportunity.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
Would be easier to root for if it weren't so very pleased with itself.
-Justin ChangFull Review
A feeble call to arms, and inept entertainment to boot.
-Roger MooreFull Review
While a title card at the beginning of the picture says the story is inspired by true events, it really should read, 'Inspired by another film.'
-Lisa RoseFull Review
Filmmaker Josh Stolberg claims to have been inspired by real-life events, but mostly he ineptly rips off other movies and wastes a cast that includes Rosanna Arquette, Adam Arkin and Elizabeth Perkins.
You get the exhausting feeling that Stolberg is desperately trying to prove how cool he is.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
An anti-Bush, pro-First Amendment, completely ridiculous fight-the-power comedy that happens to have been inspired by actual events.
You know all those 'brainless high school comedies'? Here's what one would look like if it had brains.
-Roger EbertFull Review
This indie teen movie is like a cafeteria lunch tray: lots of little compartments, with nothing particularly appetizing in any of them.
Well-meaning but woefully unconvincing.
Josh Stolberg's mild-mannered satire imagines that teenage rebellion in the Bush era has gone soft.
-Stephen HoldenFull Review
A comedy so inane and tedious that it buries its premise and its various worthy points under too many arch and improbable shenanigans and endless dialogue, much of it seriously under-inspired.
-Kevin CrustFull Review
Short on real teenage angst and emotion, the film is long on caricatures.
-Jennifer FreyFull Review
Better than it has any right to be.
-Randy CordovaFull Review
The movie delivers little more than fast reflex laughs.
-Philip WuntchFull Review
Proceeds to rip off every teen flick from Heathers to Napoleon Dynamite.
-Drew TillmanFull Review
boy, does it kick goals! There's some real fun to be had here
The cast keeps it watchable, but it's not a flick you'll remember for more than 45 minutes.
-Scott WeinbergFull Review
Even after 18 years of seeing every movie that plays here, I'm still surprised by some films. I even gave this one conflicting ratings.
Why did anyone bother making a teen movie after Heathers? No, really, why?
For sheer nerve, I give it full marks, even if it can't quite overcome its limitations in other areas.
-Ken HankeFull Review
(They) let their political agenda blunt the laughs, or, conversely, let their comedic inclinations dilute the film's social message.
Leaving the expression of 17 year-olds to the care of 35 year-old men is a good pathway to mediocrity, and a sure promise of insufferable, bogus screenwriting.
-Brian OrndorfFull Review
occasionally approaches a provocative topic... only to scurry back into the safety zone of slapstick and put-downs.
-James SanfordFull Review
The screenplay tries to shake too many trees and ends up preaching - stabbing at straw men rather than taking the time to investigate problems with the education system.
-Phil VillarrealFull Review
A muddled mess whose message gets lost in the confusion.
-Angel CohnFull Review
It's baffling how a movie that cries on the behalf of idealistic, misunderstood teenagers could portray its heroes so one-dimensionally and anyone on the opposite side as a ruthless Neanderthal.
Makes the mistake of thinking it's a lot funnier and a lot more clever than it actually is.
-Jeff ViceFull Review