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The Perfect Score (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  30 January 2004 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Desmond's Mother
Bill Mackenzie ...
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Kyle's Mother
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Anna's Mother


Six teenagers from diverse backgrounds - among them the school's star basketball player - conspire to break into a SAT testing center to steal the answers in hope of acing their exam. They ultimately realize that the answer to their problems and the key to their happiness may not lie in achieving a perfect score. Written by maria

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The S.A.T is hard to take. It's even harder to steal.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Voll gepunktet  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,873,819 (USA) (30 January 2004)


$10,387,706 (USA) (26 March 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first of six films that Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson star in together. See more »


In the basketball scene where Francesca is being recruited, when the crowd jumps up to shout, you can see that Kyle, Matty, and Francesca are already out of the scene yet they walk off the bleachers in the next cut. See more »


Desmond's Mother: Well, Roy, this is our dinnertime. We don't interrupt YOUR dinnertime, do we?
[Roy sniffs a piece of old pizza]
Roy: Uh... I don't have dinnertime.
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Remake of How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate (1997) See more »


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A PG-13 Teen Movie...that works
30 January 2004 | by (Richmond, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Those expecting cinematic events like the Godfather or Saving Private Ryan.

Stop reading this.

Those expecting crude teen humor films featuring underage drinking and nudity, such as Road Trip and Varsity Blues.

Stop reading this.

But those of you looking for a teen movie full of the typical adolescent hinjinx and cheap laughs.

Start reading this.

The Perfect Score won't light up the box office or have everyone waiting day after day for its release onto DVD.

Instead, it's a movie targeted towards middle schoolers, high schoolers, and most college students.

Typically good kids under rough circumstances, most of us who have taken the SATs remember the pain in the arse they were. Throw in two very attractive, and talented acting-capable, girls...two guys and a jock...and an Asian pothead quick with one liners...

and you got a pretty solid movie.

While the Perfect Score won't give you everything you want, I feel that it will make you just happy enough that you caught the showing.

So if you're looking for a movie to sit back and relax too...and perhaps vicariously wonder if you could steal the answers to the SAT...check out the movie.

I enjoyed it, and chances are if you kept on reading this post.

You will too.

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