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By Ken Fox
Some of the humor is pretty raunchy (there are quite a few sex-related scenes and jokes) and tasteless. Adults old enough to appreciate the choice electro-boogaloo soundtrack and get the "Mr. Roboto" jokes will doubtless find the rest of it painfully dumb.
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
A romantic subplot is formulaic, and, most disappointing, the break-dance sequences don't sizzle, though the film's director, Harvey Glazer, is known for his music videos. Keep an eye out, however, for some nutty cameos.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Probably as tolerable as it can be for a comedy with no obvious creative aim. You can imagine the crew cracking up on some outtake reel, which honestly is what this movie feels like.
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By Dennis Harvey
An inauspicious feature debut for director Harv Glazer and all three scenarists, the "Big"-meets-breakdancing comedy will be kickin' it to ancillary by swimsuit season.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A very stupid movie, with many more failed jokes than successful ones. Worse yet, much of the comedy is kind of mean.
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By James Berardinelli
The ineptitude of the movie's drama is matched only by the failure of its humor.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Fails to live up to even the feeble potential of its premise.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
As appealing as acid-washed jeans, Kickin' It Old Skool exists solely to provide employment for aggressively abrasive comic actor Jamie Kennedy.
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Austin Chronicle

Kennedy’s humor comes from the broad, brainless, lowest-common-denominator school (in other words, he was born to play a grown man with the intelligence of an boy).
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A pathetically unfunny comedy that should have been shipped straight to video, if not recycled as guitar picks.
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18 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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