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College Road Trip (2008)



Critic Consensus: Filled with shrill gags and middling slapstick, College Road Trip is woefully short on comic imagination.

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A high-school student (Raven Symone) with noble dreams of becoming a public defender sets out to visit potential universities in the unwanted company of her father (Martin Lawrence) -- an overprotective cop -- in this road trip comedy produced by Andrew Gunn and directed by Roger Kumble. Melanie (Symone) is about to graduate high school, and she's ready to take her first step toward adulthood by hitting the road to explore her college prospects with a few close female friends. But despite the fact that this trip is strictly "girls only," Melanie's father isn't comfortable with the prospect of his little princess hitting the road without an adult chaperone -- and what better guardian to have while you're out on the open road than the chief of police himself? Of course, while Melanie's father only has the best of intentions, his presence on a trip that was designed to mark his little girl's emergence as a young adult leads to an endless series of comic complications.

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Martin Lawrence
as James Porter
Arnetia Walker
as Grandma Porter
Matthew Schlein
as Jury Foreman
Will Sasso
as Deputy O'Mally
Geneva Carr
as Mrs. O'Mally
Na'kia Bell Smith
as Young Melanie
Lonny Ross
as Student Guide
Meghan Rafferty
as Mrs. Jones
Lauren Sanchez
as News Anchor
Kelly Coffield Park
as House Mother
Jon Daly
as Campus Security
Marc Goldsmith
as Airline Employee
Amy Hohn
as Receptionist
Edward James Hyland
as General O'Keefe
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Critic Reviews for College Road Trip

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (33)

Martin Lawrence's long, sad devolution from the poor man's young Eddie Murphy to the poor man's late-period Eddie Murphy continues.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

A Disney production that would seemingly be more at home on the Disney Channel than in the local multiplex.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

There isn't an ounce of real life between here and Somers Town.

August 22, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

For horrified parents, Donny Osmond's cameo is - scarily - the sole lifebelt in a truly desperate mess of unamusing plot randomness, which runs from sky-diving to high-IQ pigs.

August 22, 2008 | Rating: 1/5

Oh no, it's a Martin Lawrence family comedy, and it's sponsored by Disney. What kind of a sadist put those two together? Come back, Ice Cube, all is forgiven. Actually, please don't.

August 22, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Ladies and gentlemen, we have arrived at a new circle of hell: the one where Martin Lawrence is no longer the most irksome presence in a Martin Lawrence movie.

August 22, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for College Road Trip


Although its stars have solid chemistry, it isn't enough to win audiences over. College Road Trip is a bundle of gags and slapstick humor that doesn't even shroud the fact that it lacks a true script/plot. 2.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Pretty much what you'd expect. Unless you are watching with a group of elementary school kids you are baby sitting (like me), there isn't any reason to watch.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

This movie was not funny at all. It is one of the cheesiest and most ridiculous movies youll see. It had terrible comedy, because believe me, nobody I know laughed. It has a stupid plot that is boring, cliche, and stupid. Martin Lawrence and Raven Symone have something in common, they're both horrible actors. Overall if you want a good family comedy, get a PIXAR movie or something.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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