- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2005 1 Jan
Nick Cannon (Drumline) stars in the action-comedy Underclassman, playing a detective who goes undercover to catch a stolen car ring at an elite private school. Let's leave it at that—the reviews make it clear that most people want this film to disappear as quickly as possible.
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Underclassman earns a failing grade from mainstream critics.
David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) says, "Underclassman flunks out as entertainment. … Clumsily directed by Marcos Siega, the formulaic fish-out-of-water film aspires to be a high-school version of Beverly Hills Cop, but Cannon lacks Eddie Murphy's comic charm and much of the flat script's humor relies on racial stereotyping."