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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Even charming Nick Cannon can't save this movie.

Movie PG-13 2005 95 minutes
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An unoriginal action comedy, UNDERCLASSMAN has little to recommend it save young Nick Cannon's charisma. But even his considerable energy -- on display most recently in his summer hit MTV show, Wildin' Out -- can't keep the movie afloat. As Tre, Cannon is sometimes charming and mostly obnoxious. Tre's adventures include repeated run-ins with the captain, the headmaster (Hugh Bonneville), and his alpha-boy classmates. Tediously, he always brings the gaudy "urban" patter but never has much to say.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 2, 2005
  • On DVD or streaming: January 17, 2006
  • Cast: Kelly Hu , Nick Cannon , Roselyn Sanchez
  • Director: Marcos Siega
  • Inclusion Information: Latino directors, Female actors, Asian actors, Indigenous actors, Polynesian/Pacific Islander actors, Black actors, Latino actors
  • Studio: Miramax
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 95 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: violence, sexual references, drug material and some teen drinking
  • Last updated: January 25, 2023

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