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Summary: The story of a group of overachieving Asian-American high school honor students in a conservative Los Angeles suburb who lead a double life of mischief and petty crimes that alleviate the pressures of perfection. (Paramount)

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Date User Score
Apr 21 MarsellusW
77T4
Apr 12 maneeshgoel
80T6
Feb 28 SickForay SickForay
70T6
Feb 25 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
60T5
Jan 29 gwynplaine gwynplaine
90T9
Nov 17, 2016 Ronin22
56T6
Nov 05, 2016 jerrywarton
66T6
Oct 04, 2016 Evan_D Evan D
20T1
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
100T9
Jun 04, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
33T5
May 23, 2016 nauru nauru
71T9
The first half is the most realistic and biting portrayal of high school overachievers I've seen on film. The exposition alone, showing what the college & medical school admission process has done to young people's lives, is worth the price of admission. If Sung Kang was the only good actor in this, it still would be worth watching. Unfortunately the whole main cast looks like they're in their 30s--no way any of them can pass for 18. But at least they can act.
Apr 17, 2016 mntypython22
84T5
Apr 17, 2016 smfv8
50T3
Feb 22, 2016 scottmcc scott.mcc
50T2
Feb 09, 2016 NightGoat72 NightGoat72
75T9
Dec 14, 2015 M-B-M
6T7
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
60T5
Aug 22, 2015 sunhuang
95T10
Jun 25, 2015 jakartan jakartan
57T3
Jun 21, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
70T5
May 30, 2015 glm01
77T6
76.500
May 28, 2015 ZujGag ZujGag
1T6
Mar 28, 2015 KasperL KasperL
80T9
This energetic coming-of-age tale, sort of an overlooked gem, was just as great as I remembered it.
Feb 14, 2015 michaels michaels
40T2
Someone has seen Goodfellas... Besides running their little business and partying hard, those teens also manage showing up on time for school, getting A's and winning some national championship.
Feb 14, 2015 Mikado
66T5
Jan 21, 2015 Skerringer
66T6
Jan 18, 2015 hotsake hotsake
50T3
I don't know if it's because I didn't grow up in the suburbs but I really couldn't relate to these guys. And if I couldn't care about the characters the movie just didn't work as well as it should've.
Dec 29, 2014 ThereminJam ThereminJam
80T6
Using this for my thesis on Asian American masculinity in contemporary literature and film. Decent movie.
Dec 15, 2014 DocBrowne
96T10
Dec 10, 2014 roger-ebert
25T4
Dec 03, 2014 Lonewolf2003
70T4
Nov 30, 2014 10kfilms
57T6
Nov 07, 2014 Profanity
89T10
Aug 25, 2014 cutegirlbutt
75T5
Aug 16, 2014 oranj oranj
80T4
Aug 11, 2014 Zipster
75T4
Jun 29, 2014 estragon
50T4
May 03, 2014 m3tan
50T5
Mar 11, 2014 drawingboard drawingboard
80T8
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
70T6
Feb 05, 2014 kyleloomis kyle.loomis
4T5
Feb 04, 2014 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
76T7
Nov 21, 2013 donquixotic
50T4
Nov 02, 2013 real8 real8
40T4
Oct 13, 2013 whatisitisee
75T7
Jul 09, 2013 ComradeSolar ComradeSolar
80T8
Jul 07, 2013 kamui_x_99
50T2
Jun 21, 2013 tonytn11
30T1
Jun 14, 2013 I_am_prowler I am prowler
60T6
Jun 02, 2013 fatalfred
80T7
May 29, 2013 outTake outTake
56T2
May 17, 2013 Telemecus
40T5
May 17, 2013 Disaster Disaster
50T2
Apr 18, 2013 thiemen
6T6
Apr 06, 2013 juntakinte68 juntakinte68
78T6
Feb 28, 2013 WalkenRoll WalkenRoll
75T7
Goodfellas with Asian high school students, basically, with a bit of Larry Clark's Bully thrown in at the end, which lets it down a bit. All over the place, which I suppose is the point, but it could've flowed way better.
Feb 10, 2013 theone347
75T3
Jan 07, 2013 roger1
76T1
Jan 05, 2013 Parexus2 Parexus2
60T1
Dec 15, 2012 Simolence
80T9
Sep 26, 2012 RetinaScan RetinaScan
80T6
Sep 16, 2012 whitelighter whitelighter
57T2
Sep 04, 2012 goodedward
40T1
Jul 17, 2012 JEMN
80T8
Jul 01, 2012 ECSR
10T10
Jun 28, 2012 arirang arirang
84T5
May 30, 2012 dequinix dequinix
60T6
Apr 11, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
74T6
Mar 09, 2012 Kublai_Khan Kublai Khan
19T2
Feb 05, 2012 Sense1ess
54T3
Feb 04, 2012 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
57T6
Dec 06, 2011 gaby
85T9
Nov 30, 2011 NRM02
54T5
Nov 25, 2011 MovieCrazy21
20T3
Oct 27, 2011 Amember
6T3
Oct 11, 2011 bbates2
100T6
Oct 03, 2011 Dr Ryan
80
Oct 02, 2011 FrankHowley FrankHowley
55T3
Sep 27, 2011 natebarrios natebarrios
75T7
If only Lin could go back to making these kinds of movies.
Sep 18, 2011 jimbeam
80T6
Aug 31, 2011 nickv nickv
73T8
Aug 30, 2011 pomattovich
84T7
Aug 13, 2011 synthono
85T8
Jul 31, 2011 Meta_Critic Meta Critic
67T7
Jul 24, 2011 LiQuid3600 LiQuid3600
70T9
Jul 15, 2011 glm_is_sexy
74T5
74.000
Jul 15, 2011 thewire thewire
71T7
Jul 07, 2011 ptsnob
65T3
Jun 21, 2011 FallenAnzel FallenAnzel
80T5
Jun 17, 2011 Calexico Calexico
8T8
Pretty intense movie. Got my heart racing a few times watching these kids take a bunch of wrong turns. Hit close to home since I'm a semi-jaded Asian American over-achiever (not to the degree of these kids though) in high school.
May 17, 2011 DTI
78T5
May 04, 2011 SunMonkey SunMonkey
80T7
Apr 27, 2011 AceySaid10 AceySaid10%
78T4
Weird movie. Just couldn't take the characters seriously...at all.
Apr 19, 2011 CriticalMaus
95T7
Apr 14, 2011 Luk92 Luk92
70T6
Mar 31, 2011 AAAutin AAAutin
42T4
Mar 30, 2011 NRM01
55T5
Mar 06, 2011 cosmic_bus
50T2
Jan 27, 2011 explorer explorer
70T8
Jan 24, 2011 reservoirdog
90T5
Dec 18, 2010 jjack229
74T9
Dec 10, 2010 ILoveAsh09 ILoveAsh09
1T6
Oct 27, 2010 Jerky Jerky
40T3
Oct 12, 2010 Only_Sony
56T5
Sep 30, 2010 godwin
94T6
Sep 23, 2010 PekkaVaino
95T10
Aug 31, 2010 cat9man cat9man
55T2
Aug 09, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
71T6
Jul 09, 2010 Gooba
75T8
Jun 26, 2010 Jpobst
68T2
Jun 20, 2010 nminichino nminichino
55T5
Apr 29, 2010 gharmankaya
75T7
Apr 10, 2010 caiman caiman
80T7
Some of the acting wasn't too great, but that's not a big deal. The story got me hooked. Good movie.
Mar 13, 2010 CinemaAsia Cinema_Asia
70T6
It's a paint by the numbers high school flick that takes a turn into brutal realism. It's interesting because it's from the point of view of the asian-american demographic that doesn't get much media exposure. Overall the story is forgettable but this is a pretty good indie film that launched Justin Lin's directing career and John Cho as an actor.
Feb 28, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
69T6
Feb 25, 2010 st_fly
32T4
Average. The story follows a group of Asian American friend through their first foray into petty crime that ultimately leads to murder. The plot carries through most of the film accompanied by some good performances but stumbles in the third act with a very disappointing ending making it hard to praise. But still its a watchable film. Marginally Recommended.
Feb 24, 2010 Degan Degan
91T6
Feb 05, 2010 empire434
94T10
Nov 27, 2009 Jazzaloha
69T7
Nov 06, 2009 tomreagan
83T5
Oct 30, 2009 exolstice exolstice
78T5
Sep 24, 2009 4everdelayed
74T6
Sep 21, 2009 afail
66T1
Sep 08, 2009 DougReese DougReese
70T7
Sep 05, 2009 filmcricket
77T9
Jul 31, 2009 MarlboroMob
88T9
Jul 29, 2009 ColinSchu
69T2
Jul 27, 2009 mongo
70T5
Jul 24, 2009 dst7175 dst7175
76T8
Jul 23, 2009 girlvirus
60T6
Jul 23, 2009 epillepsy
12T1
I am Asian and trust me we are much cooler than this.
Jul 18, 2009 Travisbickle Travisbickle
100T10
Jul 11, 2009 tcaron
50T2
Jul 11, 2009 NedMeier
68T3
Jul 05, 2009 td888 td888
80T9
Jun 13, 2009 legoman666
83T7
Jun 08, 2009 tielardurdin
85T9
May 30, 2009 sigh
80T5
May 08, 2009 oread oread
74T6
Apr 15, 2009 rm999
70T5
Apr 12, 2009 imdb imdb
72T8
Apr 03, 2009 jinnieberry
1T1
Mar 30, 2009 citrusboy
6T7
Mar 23, 2009 soothsayer
37T2
Mar 09, 2009 DHC
75T3
Mar 01, 2009 Doggreen
89T8
Feb 20, 2009 Holygrail2
88T6
Feb 01, 2009 monamercdya
8T3
Jan 26, 2009 strangelime
80T5
Jan 19, 2009 jetboy jetboy
80T7
Jan 17, 2009 mercer
82T7
Jan 12, 2009 FullCollapse
100T10
Jan 10, 2009 graveyardtan graveyardtan
40T2
Jan 08, 2009 skiewulfy skiewulfy
50T6
Jan 05, 2009 jenks101 jenks101
85T7
Jan 03, 2009 shanelowery
87T6
Jan 03, 2009 Sunsplitter
37T3
Dec 26, 2008 chiphall72
79T8
Dec 23, 2008 aquasheep
75T6
Dec 22, 2008 JohnnyDrama
63T5
Dec 22, 2008 Eric_WK Eric WK
60T5
Dec 18, 2008 Mike DAngelo
54T5
Dec 16, 2008 Stradivarius Stradivarius
55T3
Dec 15, 2008 LmanofMGS3 LmanofMGS3
84T4
Dec 12, 2008 zasmith1
89T3
Dec 04, 2008 VTJoker
75T6
Nov 27, 2008 reubenite reubenite
75T6
What it lacks in substance is more than made up in style and pure watchability.
Nov 10, 2008 coltrane
4T5
Nov 02, 2008 grodrig1
70T5
Oct 26, 2008 Permacoolin
79T8
Oct 16, 2008 sfg4gsw sfg4gsw
68T5
Oct 10, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
59T5
Oct 06, 2008 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65T7
Sep 11, 2008 gonzalo gonzalo
7T6
Sep 11, 2008 spiffyXD
78T2
Aug 17, 2008 drewstern
85T9
Aug 17, 2008 Chouinard
63T4
Aug 15, 2008 dogsassgod
66T5
Aug 02, 2008 internet
60T6
Jul 06, 2008 brando814 brando814
90T9
Jun 29, 2008 regs79 regs79
63T3
Jun 28, 2008 RavynLoony
62T7
Jun 27, 2008 tehstupid tehstupid
83T7
Jun 24, 2008 boxgod boxgod
60T4
Jun 23, 2008 thaklos thaklos
89T9
Jun 20, 2008 ibonedayu ibonedayu
78T7
Jun 15, 2008 decathect decathect
4T8
Jun 15, 2008 balbobin balbobin
68T3
Jun 13, 2008 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
81T9
May 18, 2008 Yoda
82T2
Apr 22, 2008 roujin roujin
60T6
Apr 08, 2008 lonelypanda
60T7
Asian teenagers Goodfellas= lol!
Mar 07, 2008 ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
75T10
Mar 06, 2008 ianyh
87T10
Mar 04, 2008 maxfischar
75T5
Feb 22, 2008 RNG
36T4
Jan 08, 2008 smcqueen smcqueen
65T7
Dec 24, 2007 tofuness
45T2
Oct 28, 2007 hairchow
65T5
Oct 28, 2007 JMBosch JMBosch
77T6
An enticing meditation on direction, and lack thereof, in life seen through the eyes of near high school graduates.
Oct 18, 2007 mikemarino
78T8
Oct 18, 2007 chiaze
50T2
Oct 18, 2007 cmmille1
97T9
Oct 17, 2007 Ravenna
67T4
Oct 14, 2007 sensei sensei
80T7
Oct 07, 2007 nicoleleigh
85T9
Sep 16, 2007 blackguard
75T7
Sep 13, 2007 smything32
89T9
Sep 11, 2007 Seven42
70T5
Sep 07, 2007 Presto16
85T7
Aug 29, 2007 quinenot
75T8
Aug 21, 2007 jettababs
70T2
Aug 20, 2007 burhenn
80T5
Aug 18, 2007 jasminerain
65T2
Aug 17, 2007 DavidKahane DavidKahane
91T9
Aug 15, 2007 hypnotoad1
85T8
Aug 13, 2007 dfos852
80T5
Aug 13, 2007 UofW_Huskies
79T6
Aug 13, 2007 grendel626
55T5
Aug 13, 2007 stillayngman
65T4
Aug 13, 2007 concrete_d
87T7
Aug 13, 2007 Qwipsternet Qwipster.net
70T8
Aug 13, 2007 seanchile
77T5
Aug 13, 2007 alin000
70T6
Aug 13, 2007 Semiramis Semiramis
50T2
Alright story, directed at teenagers.
Aug 13, 2007 Merc Merc
70T5
Aug 13, 2007 JKyle JKyle
80T5
Aug 13, 2007 kmcdonal
75T6
Aug 13, 2007 Vince_Leo Vince Leo (Qwipster's Movie Reviews)
72T7
A film like BETTER LUCK TOMORROW goes to show that if you take time and care in developing good characters, no matter where the story takes us, we'll follow, as long as the story stays true to them.
Aug 13, 2007 tails32x tails32x
55T4
Aug 13, 2007 locife
70T6
Aug 13, 2007 ozymandius10 ozymandius10
86T10
One of the few movies that I've ever seen on a whim. Lord am I glad I did. It's a great story of a guy just trying to get ahead to get the girl he wants. Throw in a little jealousy, violence, and suburban living, and you have gold my friends.
Aug 13, 2007 Ytadel Ytadel
9T10
One of my favorite "dark secrets of the suburbs" type movies ever made. As part of the malcontent "smart" crowd at my high school, it all hit ridiculously close to home (although I didn't murder anyone to my recollection). Or maybe I just liked it because I had a bunch of Asian friends in high school. Just kidding! I only had one Asian friend.
Aug 13, 2007 ForReal
68T7
Aug 13, 2007 moeta2
74T2
Aug 13, 2007 jjm5
55T1
Aug 13, 2007 Zarkon Zarkon
73T4
Aug 13, 2007 nicholan
60T5
Aug 13, 2007 alfredlee
40T2
Aug 13, 2007 mosesismoses
75T5
Aug 13, 2007 Splat
70T4
Aug 13, 2007 yoohoo883 yoohoo
80T7
Aug 13, 2007 RUIMJO
72T8
Aug 13, 2007 Keymaster
76T8
Aug 13, 2007 mariop715
70T4
Aug 13, 2007 derringdo
70T3
Aug 13, 2007 thetramp
90T9
Aug 13, 2007 thedeadwalk
67T5
Aug 13, 2007 trans
40T2
Aug 13, 2007 EyesWideOpen
90T8
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