Kickin' It Old Skool

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1 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Following a 20-year break-dancing–induced coma, Justin Schumacher (Kennedy) wakes to an adult’s body and a different decade. Basically, the ’80s-reference-riddled Kickin’ It Old Skool has given Kennedy another excuse to act like a child and tell dated jokes. But considering the flimsy characters and squeaky-clean plot—Justin enters a dance contest to save his parents’ home and win the girl (Menounos) from his rival (Rosenbaum, whose comedic timing provides the film’s lone spark)—it feels as if the green writers and director are the ones who’ve suddenly found themselves with grown-up jobs. Although technically a coming-of-age film, Kickin’ It is, in every way, regressive. (Now playing; Click here for venues.) — Jane Borden

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