17 Again Synopsis
A 37-year-old gets a chance to change his life when he is miraculously transformed into a teenager.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Often silly but it's an honest, unselfconscious exploration of the conflict between a man's physical and psychological age.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While the movie feels shelf-worn, Efron's performance is fresh.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Though there's nothing revolutionary about 17 Again, the movie is undeniably enjoyable.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Pleasant, harmless PG-13 entertainment, with a plot a little more surprising and acting a little better than I expected.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
For a swoon-fest aimed at tweens, 17 Again has a lot going for it.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though Mann and Perry are game, it's Efron who carries the movie.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Works better than you might imagine at times but stumbles awkwardly other times. The unevenness in the writing is matched by directorial...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie itself is petrified meatloaf. It's a body-transference comedy in the vein of "Big," "Freaky Friday," and other candidates for...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The result is a slack do-over fantasy in which Zac Efron, as a basketball star, looks baffled as to why he hasn't been asked to sing and...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Burr Steers, of the terrific "Igby Goes Down," is stuck polishing clichès.
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Luv Zac Efron

By LisBaby
....but the movie was kind of lame. Not as funny as I thought it would be....

Surprise! Surprise! Seriously I was surprised!

By Albabt2
I was going to rate it a just "go", but I'm put a "must go" because Zac Efron's performance was really good. It shows he actually has a future of being an actor not just a heartthrob. There is a...

Pleasantly Suprised!

By MovieRN
Went to see 17 Again at a sneak preview on Tuesday. I thought it was going to be described as been there see that, but it ws heart warming, and funny. Children, teenagers,and adults a like wiill...

You know you want to experience the thrill. Don't miss out.

By baktruth
Let me start off my saying that this movie captures your heart. With the starting scene to the last, you come to love every second of the film. This movie is so cute and Zac Efron is unbelievably...

This movie sucks!!!! HARD!!!!!!!!!!

By Shur'tugal
I'm sorry, but this movie is just a spin off of soo many movies that we have already seen. It's about a guy who life's sucks and he wants to be a teen again (17). They enjoy the spoils of highschool...

17 Again

By conradwsba1
This was a good movie. Zac Efron did a really good job. The movie is more for people over 10 years old because there our a lot of parts for teens....

Has its moments

By RandytheMovieFan
Pleasant take on the Big, Freaky Friday, 13 Going on 30 genre of movies with a lot of It's a Wonderful Life mixed in. Rated PG-13 but almost PG clean. This should please Zac Efron's legions of...

Loved it!

By rocky022001
And so did my 17 year old daughter and her friend. Very sweet and funny movie with a good story line that kept the audience interested. Who hasn't wanted to get a do over? Zac has shown that he...


By ZanessaLove75
This movie was Really Greatt!!! I AM NOT JOKING im 17 and i thought it was a very good movie, it was funny and sad and dramatic! it was a very good movie!! zac efron did a very good job, he has...

Great Movie for Both Teenagers and Parents

By seanj288
My wife and I are in our forties and we don't have kids. Saw the movie by chance even though we don't normally care for teenager movies - meant to go see Angels and Demons before it was released. ...

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Rated PG-13 | For some sexual material, language and teen partying
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says So-so comedy will amuse young Efron fans more than parents.
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