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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The screenplay reads like a collaboration between Jekyll and Hyde.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This movie desperately wants to be liked. The problem is, there's not much here to like -- at least nothing that's new or interesting.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 13 & under

Not the most original comedy, but many will enjoy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that raunchiness, expletives, and occasional drunk-and-disorderly situations keep this movie well into the range of PG-13; it might be too much for some tweens.

  • Families can talk about Robbie's decisions and why he made the choices he did.

The good stuff
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    Messages: You wouldn't necessarily want your kids acting like many of these characters.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence: A few punches thrown.

  • sex false2

    Sex: All talking and teasing, some of it at locker-room level.

  • language false3

    Language: At the border of PG-13/R territory.

  • consumerism false2

    Consumerism: Heavy promotion (on the VHS tape) of a double-disc soundtrack and plentiful trailers for other New Line Video releases. In the movie itself a kid runs around costumed as horror character Freddy "Nightmare on Elm Street" Krueger, from the same film studio.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Everyone gets extremely drunk when upset, even the supposedly-responsible hero (who sarcastically urges another character to drink heavily and then drive home).