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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Surprisingly sweet and smart... LaBeouf does an excellent job, and the talented Beeney is one to watch.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Directors Potelle and Rankin lack the skill to integrate the sometimes drastic shifts between comedy and drama - and the serious portions...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If that sounds a lot like Rushmore, it is, except that the heart has been sucked out of the thing -- replaced by glib chatter, gratuitous...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In a better movie -- a much better movie -- LaBeouf might make the same sort of impact Dustin Hoffman did in ''The Graduate.'' But the...
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50

Chicago Tribune

Painfully blasé coming-of-age story.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Isn't bad so much as jumbled...You get the sense of too much input, too many bright ideas, too many scenes that don't belong in the same...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Best to experience Shaker Heights for what it is: not a movie, exactly, but the true season capper of ''Project Greenlight,'' a series that...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By
Another heartfelt coming-of-age story that plays much more like a television movie than a theatrical feature.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Goes down fighting, but it goes down just the same.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By
Dispiriting mess. The movie is bad in a boring way: tepidly paced, disjointed and lacking any emotional hook.
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Rated PG-13 | For language and some drug references