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The Perfect Score

action & adventure, comedy, drama

Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
0 out of 5

Not terrible, but this MTV teen movie falls flat.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has some strong language and sexual references. Kids drink and smoke and use drugs, and there's a lot of drug humor. A teen pregnancy is also played for humor. The highly questionable morality of the basic premise is clumsily resolved.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how each of the kids defines his or her future happiness. What is most important to them? Are they following their own dreams or just responding to the dreams or behavior of their parents?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 25
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Top Critic Reviews


- Brian Lowry, Variety, Friday, January 2, 2009


- Christy Lemire, San Francisco Examiner, Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Rotten: Squarely aimed at teens with little regard for anyone else...

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Thursday, November 23, 2006

Audience Reviews

1 star

it has matthew lillard in it, who is always funny so it gets a star... but seriously, if youre older than 12 dont see it.

- LoughnerWasLucid, Saturday, March 21, 2009

3 stars

Okay. Suck Ass Test sucks.

- citawijaya, Tuesday, March 18, 2008

2 stars

Teen movie about a group of unlikely classmates who want to steal the SAT exam.

- thmtsang, Sunday, December 9, 2007