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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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TCI | Percentile | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
May 09 EricDSnider2 EricDSnider2
92 93%
Mar 09 scottmcc scott.mcc
50 17%
Feb 25 Midaso
5 54%
Feb 10 davidjn
60 54%
Jan 06 martin!
78 87%
Aug 09, 2017 WarrenWho WarrenWho
70 53%
Jun 03, 2017 myminorplace myminorplace
50 26%
Apr 21, 2017 PrestoBix PrestoBix
77 36%
Apr 12, 2017 maneeshgoel
80 63%
Feb 28, 2017 SickForay SickForay
70 58%
Feb 25, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
60 45%
Jan 29, 2017 gwynplaine gwynplaine
90 83%
Nov 17, 2016 Ronin22
56 55%
Nov 05, 2016 jerrywarton
66 58%
Oct 04, 2016 Evan_D Evan D
20 3%
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
100 88%
Jun 04, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
33 46%
May 23, 2016 nauru nauru
71 81%
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
84 47%
Feb 09, 2016 NightGoat72 NightGoat72
75 84%
Dec 14, 2015 M-B-M
6 73%
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
60 43%
Aug 22, 2015 sunhuang
95 91%
Jun 25, 2015 jakartan jakartan
57 20%
Jun 21, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
70 50%
May 30, 2015 glm01
77 51%
76.500
Mar 28, 2015 KasperL KasperL
80 85%
This energetic coming-of-age tale, sort of an overlooked gem, was just as great as I remembered it.
Feb 14, 2015 michaels michaels
40 12%
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
66 44%
Jan 21, 2015 Skerringer
66 50%
Jan 18, 2015 hotsake hotsake
50 31%
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
80 53%
Using this for my thesis on Asian American masculinity in contemporary literature and film. Decent movie.
Dec 15, 2014 DocBrowne
96 98%
Dec 10, 2014 roger-ebert
25 31%
Dec 03, 2014 Lonewolf2003
70 38%
Nov 30, 2014 10kfilms
57 52%
Nov 07, 2014 Profanity
89 95%
Aug 25, 2014 cutegirlbutt
75 46%
Aug 16, 2014 oranj oranj
80 34%
Aug 11, 2014 Zipster
75 30%
Jun 29, 2014 estragon
50 37%
May 03, 2014 m3tan
50 46%
Mar 11, 2014 drawingboard drawingboard
80 77%
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
70 45%
Feb 05, 2014 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
4 42%
Nov 21, 2013 donquixotic
50 31%
Nov 02, 2013 real8 real8
40 1%
Oct 13, 2013 whatisitisee
75 60%
Jul 09, 2013 ComradeSolar ComradeSolar
80 75%
Jul 07, 2013 kamui_x_99
50 11%
Jun 21, 2013 tonytn11
30 3%
Jun 14, 2013 I_am_prowler I am prowler
60 53%
Jun 02, 2013 fatalfred
80 69%
May 29, 2013 outTake outTake
56 11%
May 17, 2013 Telemecus
40 43%
May 17, 2013 Disaster Disaster
50 10%
Apr 18, 2013 thiemen
6 49%
Apr 06, 2013 juntakinte68 juntakinte68
78 54%
Feb 28, 2013 WalkenRoll WalkenRoll
75 56%
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
75 25%
Jan 07, 2013 roger1
76 3%
Jan 05, 2013 Parexus2 Parexus2
60 7%
Dec 15, 2012 Simolence
80 85%
Sep 26, 2012 RetinaScan RetinaScan
80 59%
Sep 16, 2012 whitelighter whitelighter
57 16%
Sep 04, 2012 goodedward
40 8%
Jul 17, 2012 JEMN
80 66%
Jul 01, 2012 ECSR
10 93%
Jun 28, 2012 arirang arirang
84 40%
May 30, 2012 dequinix dequinix
60 46%
Apr 11, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
74 57%
Mar 09, 2012 Kublai_Khan Kublai Khan
19 18%
Feb 05, 2012 Sense1ess
54 29%
Feb 04, 2012 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
57 58%
Dec 06, 2011 gaby
85 89%
Nov 30, 2011 NRM02
54 44%
Nov 25, 2011 MovieCrazy21
20 24%
Oct 27, 2011 Amember
6 21%
Oct 11, 2011 bbates2
100 73%
Oct 03, 2011 Dr Ryan
80 33%
Oct 02, 2011 FrankHowley FrankHowley
55 19%
Sep 27, 2011 natebarrios natebarrios
75 64%
If only Lin could go back to making these kinds of movies.
Sep 18, 2011 jimbeam
80 44%
Aug 31, 2011 nickv nickv
73 74%
Aug 30, 2011 pomattovich
84 65%
Aug 13, 2011 synthono
85 73%
Jul 31, 2011 Meta_Critic Meta Critic
67 69%
Jul 24, 2011 LiQuid3600 LiQuid3600
70 80%
Jul 15, 2011 glm_is_sexy
74 41%
74.000
Jul 15, 2011 thewire thewire
71 60%
Jul 07, 2011 ptsnob
65 21%
Jun 21, 2011 FallenAnzel FallenAnzel
80 41%
Jun 17, 2011 Calexico Calexico
8 77%
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
78 39%
May 04, 2011 SunMonkey SunMonkey
80 56%
Apr 27, 2011 AceySaid10 AceySaid10%
78 34%
Weird movie. Just couldn't take the characters seriously...at all.
Apr 19, 2011 CriticalMaus
95 57%
Apr 14, 2011 Luk92 Luk92
70 50%
Mar 31, 2011 AAAutin AAAutin
42 35%
Mar 30, 2011 NRM01
55 43%
Mar 06, 2011 cosmic_bus
50 15%
Jan 27, 2011 explorer explorer
70 70%
Jan 24, 2011 reservoirdog
90 37%
Dec 18, 2010 jjack229
74 85%
Dec 10, 2010 ILoveAsh09 ILoveAsh09
1 35%
Oct 27, 2010 Jerky Jerky
40 24%
Oct 12, 2010 Only_Sony
56 45%
Sep 30, 2010 godwin
94 50%
Sep 23, 2010 PekkaVaino
95 98%
Aug 31, 2010 cat9man cat9man
55 14%
Aug 09, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
71 54%
Jul 09, 2010 Gooba
75 65%
Jun 26, 2010 Jpobst
68 16%
Jun 20, 2010 nminichino nminichino
55 47%
Apr 29, 2010 gharmankaya
75 65%
Apr 10, 2010 caiman caiman
80 62%
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
70 55%
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
69 56%
Feb 25, 2010 st_fly
32 32%
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
91 59%
Feb 05, 2010 empire434
94 96%
Nov 27, 2009 Jazzaloha
69 61%
Nov 06, 2009 tomreagan
83 47%
Oct 30, 2009 exolstice exolstice
78 45%
Sep 24, 2009 4everdelayed
74 50%
Sep 21, 2009 afail
66 8%
Sep 08, 2009 DougReese DougReese
70 69%
Sep 05, 2009 filmcricket
77 85%
Jul 31, 2009 MarlboroMob
88 83%
Jul 29, 2009 ColinSchu
69 18%
Jul 27, 2009 mongo
70 47%
Jul 24, 2009 dst7175 dst7175
76 77%
Jul 23, 2009 girlvirus
60 53%
Jul 23, 2009 epillepsy
12 4%
I am Asian and trust me we are much cooler than this.
Jul 18, 2009 Travisbickle Travisbickle
100 92%
Jul 11, 2009 tcaron
50 16%
Jul 11, 2009 NedMeier
68 27%
Jul 05, 2009 td888 td888
80 89%
Jun 13, 2009 legoman666
83 60%
Jun 08, 2009 tielardurdin
85 81%
May 30, 2009 sigh
80 39%
May 08, 2009 oread oread
74 50%
Apr 15, 2009 rm999
70 39%
Apr 12, 2009 imdb imdb
72 96%
Apr 03, 2009 jinnieberry
1 0%
Mar 30, 2009 citrusboy
6 62%
Mar 23, 2009 soothsayer
37 18%
Mar 09, 2009 DHC
75 19%
Mar 01, 2009 Doggreen
89 79%
Feb 20, 2009 Holygrail2
88 51%
Feb 01, 2009 monamercdya
8 24%
Jan 26, 2009 strangelime
80 47%
Jan 19, 2009 jetboy jetboy
80 62%
Jan 17, 2009 mercer
82 58%
Jan 12, 2009 FullCollapse
100 99%
Jan 10, 2009 graveyardtan graveyardtan
40 11%
Jan 08, 2009 skiewulfy skiewulfy
50 56%
Jan 05, 2009 jenks101 jenks101
85 57%
Jan 03, 2009 shanelowery
87 52%
Jan 03, 2009 Sunsplitter
37 24%
Dec 26, 2008 chiphall72
79 73%
Dec 23, 2008 aquasheep
75 %
Dec 22, 2008 JohnnyDrama
63 44%
Dec 22, 2008 Eric_WK Eric WK
60 45%
Dec 18, 2008 Mike DAngelo
54 45%
Dec 16, 2008 Stradivarius Stradivarius
55 20%
Dec 15, 2008 LmanofMGS3 LmanofMGS3
84 38%
Dec 12, 2008 zasmith1
89 15%
Dec 04, 2008 VTJoker
75 56%
Nov 27, 2008 reubenite reubenite
75 41%
What it lacks in substance is more than made up in style and pure watchability.
Nov 10, 2008 coltrane
4 47%
Nov 02, 2008 grodrig1
70 40%
Oct 26, 2008 Permacoolin
79 70%
Oct 16, 2008 sfg4gsw sfg4gsw
68 41%
Oct 10, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
59 41%
Oct 06, 2008 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65 66%
Sep 11, 2008 gonzalo gonzalo
7 44%
Sep 11, 2008 spiffyXD
78 14%
Aug 17, 2008 drewstern
85 85%
Aug 17, 2008 Chouinard
63 32%
Aug 15, 2008 dogsassgod
66 48%
Aug 02, 2008 internet
60 54%
Jul 06, 2008 brando814 brando814
90 88%
Jun 29, 2008 regs79 regs79
63 25%
Jun 28, 2008 RavynLoony RavynLoony
62 63%
Jun 27, 2008 tehstupid tehstupid
83 68%
Jun 24, 2008 boxgod boxgod
60 34%
Jun 23, 2008 thaklos thaklos
89 87%
Jun 20, 2008 ibonedayu ibonedayu
78 68%
Jun 15, 2008 decathect decathect
4 77%
Jun 15, 2008 balbobin balbobin
68 23%
Jun 13, 2008 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
80 80%
May 18, 2008 Yoda
82 8%
Apr 22, 2008 roujin roujin
60 55%
Apr 08, 2008 lonelypanda
60 54%
Asian teenagers Goodfellas= lol!
Mar 07, 2008 ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
75 91%
Mar 06, 2008 ianyh
87 94%
Mar 04, 2008 maxfischar
75 39%
Feb 22, 2008 RNG
36 36%
Jan 08, 2008 smcqueen smcqueen
65 63%
Dec 24, 2007 tofuness
45 15%
Oct 28, 2007 hairchow
65 43%
Oct 28, 2007 JMBosch JMBosch
77 58%
An enticing meditation on direction, and lack thereof, in life seen through the eyes of near high school graduates.
Oct 18, 2007 mikemarino
78 78%
Oct 18, 2007 chiaze
50 10%
Oct 18, 2007 cmmille1
97 84%
Oct 17, 2007 Ravenna
67 34%
Oct 14, 2007 sensei sensei
80 69%
Oct 07, 2007 nicoleleigh
85 75%
Sep 16, 2007 blackguard
75 58%
Sep 13, 2007 smything32
89 78%
Sep 11, 2007 Seven42
70 42%
Sep 07, 2007 Presto16
85 68%
Aug 29, 2007 quinenot
75 71%
Aug 21, 2007 jettababs
70 12%
Aug 20, 2007 burhenn
80 47%
Aug 18, 2007 jasminerain
65 13%
Aug 17, 2007 DavidKahane DavidKahane
91 85%
Aug 15, 2007 hypnotoad1
85 72%
Aug 13, 2007 hoolie
95 87%
Aug 13, 2007 Splat
70 31%
Aug 13, 2007 mariop715
70 35%
Aug 13, 2007 alfredlee
40 19%
Aug 13, 2007 Fentry
88 68%
Aug 13, 2007 yoohoo883 yoohoo
80 68%
Aug 13, 2007 Zarkon Zarkon
73 32%
Aug 13, 2007 concrete_d
87 63%
Aug 13, 2007 MrBialas
3 14%
Aug 13, 2007 riquemiura riquemiura
55 42%
Aug 13, 2007 mosesismoses
75 39%
Aug 13, 2007 Merc Merc
70 43%
Aug 13, 2007 sethpaul
40 13%
Aug 13, 2007 moeta2
74 14%
Aug 13, 2007 jjm5
55 2%
Aug 13, 2007 locife
70 56%
Aug 13, 2007 EyesWideOpen
90 74%
Aug 13, 2007 Antoine
96 92%
Aug 13, 2007 thetramp
90 88%
Aug 13, 2007 derringdo
70 11%
Aug 13, 2007 Keymaster
76 71%
Aug 13, 2007 tails32x tails32x
55 32%
Aug 13, 2007 rmeiner rmeiner
11 6%
Aug 13, 2007 dissent
35 16%
Aug 13, 2007 thedeadwalk
67 41%
Aug 13, 2007 grendel626
55 18%
Aug 13, 2007 caucazn caucazn
82 46%
Aug 13, 2007 kmcdonal
75 46%
Aug 13, 2007 schnofel schnofel
68 68%
Aug 13, 2007 luvfest
85 86%
Aug 13, 2007 mjneal
83 70%
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