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Loser (2003)



Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 96
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 73

In the grand tradition of teen flicks, Loser comes across as another predictable and underwritten movie with nothing new to offer.


Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 27
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 18

In the grand tradition of teen flicks, Loser comes across as another predictable and underwritten movie with nothing new to offer.



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Movie Info

After making Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and Clueless (1995), two of the definitive films about the joys and terrors of American high school, writer/director Amy Heckerling moves on to college with this bittersweet romantic comedy. Paul Tannek (Jason Biggs) is a bright but socially inept college freshman who has just arrived at NYU from the Midwest. Frumpy and studious, Paul has trouble meeting people, doesn't get along with his roommates, and most of his fellow students hardly


Drama, Comedy

Dec 19, 2000

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The end notes of Loser are lame, and it is not encouraging when a college movie means 'aid,' but spells it 'aide.'

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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A better-than-average summer night's entertainment.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Frustrating and annoying and tedious. A mess.

December 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The intended stabs at humor fall with a thud.

January 7, 2010 Full Review Source:

...engaging and entertaining...

May 10, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

Lightweight tale of geek love is glib, predictable and utterly charming.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix

Heckerling was responsible for "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"... With "Loser," Heckerling graduates to chronicling college life and finds herself in the same tight spot many high school stars do when they move on after graduation.

June 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Depicts the difficulties principled persons must face in our uncivil society where cruel egotists are seen as "winners" and nice people are called "losers."

March 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Not to be confused with any movie entitled 'Winner'.

October 10, 2001 Full Review Source:

The sappy and predictable script and downright mean spirit of Jason's college dorm buddies, really stunk up this movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

There is little fresh material in any of these episodes, and the less said about them, the better.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

The conflicts ... are undeveloped

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

There's nothing clever about the script.

January 1, 2000 Full Review

Lo pobre del guión, lo acartonado de las actuaciones, los diálogos absurdos y una mala edición, hacen que las pocas cualidades de la cinta pasen desapercibidas

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Moviola

Loser is too cramped and mean-spirited to allow [Biggs and Suvari] room to breathe.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

The flick is hollow.

January 1, 2000

The most mundane, most out-of-touch college romance of the year?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire

Loser is at most a runner-up.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

An arthritic failure.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

The script is unevenly polished and slightly disjointed.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

Audience Reviews for Loser

My reviews are seldom this short and concise, but this movie was so predictable and unoriginal, that there's really not much that I can say or write about it. Unless, of course, I choose to go into the details of what made it so mediocre. But I'm not gonna do that this time, as it wouldn't really serve any purpose. It still gets a "3" from me for its entertainment value, but that's about as far as my generosity goes.
August 4, 2010
Mike S

Super Reviewer

Is this film supposed to be serious or is it a comedy? Why was Jason Biggs wearing a wig? Why would anyone find this entertaining?
May 17, 2010

Super Reviewer

It's an incredibly dumb and cheesy movie, it kind of reminds me of Revenge of the Nerds. Only there's only one nerd and he's not really all that smart. There is almost nothing to really like about this movie, but nothing to make you angry either. It just reaffirms you that there are a lot of people who manipulate others, but everyone already knows that.
March 11, 2010

Super Reviewer

the love story is average i guess but i really watch it for the dumb roomates, they just make this movie. it doesnt matter how pissed i am, i always lose it when Noah says " hey you ever heard of... autism??"
March 3, 2009

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