The Perfect Score review

Left on a shelf for well over a year, The Perfect Score would have been better off in permanent exile where it's odd, ill-fitting genre-blending of teen comedy and heist caper could have remained unseen and, more importantly, unknown.

Logic is on holiday in this tale of underachieving high schooler and wannabe architect Kyle (Chris Evans), who can't rev up his attitude tests high enough for college admission. So he does the next best thing - recruits an ethnically diverse crew and devises a ridiculously elaborate plot to steal the answers.

The characters may be stereotypes snipped from The Breakfast Club traipsing around Ocean's Eleven territory - but they could have some bite if done right (see Doug Liman's Go). But Brian Robbins' direction is as edgey as a pair of safety scissors, relying on a languid Scarlett Johansson and Erika Christensen's obsessive turn to add nuance.

And the pivotal break-in? Slower than the continental drift. Exiting early will seem rousing in comparison.

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