50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
You haven't heard anything until you've heard "Play That Funky Music" on the accordion.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Whatever It Takes is DOA -- dated on arrival.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Didn't work this time, David. Maybe next season.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Populated by ersatz versions of stars who, in this case, are fairly vanilla to begin with.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A teen comedy so stupid that a long nose -- perhaps with a red bulb on it -- actually would have helped.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It involves teenagers who have never existed, doing things no teenager has ever done, for reasons no teenager would understand. Of course, it's aimed at the teenage market.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
An assembly-line high-school comedy that flunks miserably in all three subjects.
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25

Chicago Tribune

So derivative and crass that it's far more entertaining to try to think of the dozens of films it's ripping off than it is to take any of it at face value.
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25

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Pretty lame stuff. Already it seems to be passing with the speed of light into the limbo of utterly forgettable "who-will-I-take-to-the-prom?" movies.
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20

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Yet another leaden, witless, cliché-drunk, teen romantic comedy starring the preposterously good-looking stars of mediocre TV series.
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20 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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