The jokes are all the same joke, and it wears thin over the course of 80 minutes.
| Original Score: 2/4
Like a torturously long, slapdash joke delivered by a snarky Sunday school student determined to piss off his devout elders.
| Original Score: 1/4
| Original Score: 0/4
Comes off as lame and unfocused as its draggy dramatis personae.
What we're left with is a movie filled with cultural gags that mock without achieving the level of good satire. Sometimes, alas, being funny just isn't enough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Satire requires a lighter touch and less reliance on vulgar language for shock effect.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Never Been Thawed displays moments of cleverness but not enough to sustain its feature-length running time.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Think twice before sampling this lukewarm fare.
| Original Score: C-
Never Been Thawed is a fantastic little mockumentary, and a movie it was an absolute joy to discover.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
This is an often hilarious and painfully on-target mockumentary about people who are pulled into special interest cults like "Star Trek" or, in this case, frozen entree fandom.
| Original Score: 7/10
You've heard about geeks who collect all sorts of weird things, but frozen TV dinners?
Essentially one long goof, but it's a well-executed goof and a pretty fearless one at that.
| Original Score: 4/5
Propelled by astute, straight-faced performances, this deadpan fake documentary about a group of dorky frozen-food collectors succeeds in stirring up some maniacal laughs.
| Original Score: 3/5
Essentially an exercise in the humor of hypocrisy and sketch comedy woven into a coherent whole.
| Original Score: 3/4
The Hungry Man deluxe of frozen entree mocumentaries, Anders and LeVinus break the seal on freshness with the sleeper slacker comedy of the year.
| Original Score: 8/10
When the film works, it works well, and there should be enough novel material to satisfy fans of the mockumentary subgenre.
Never Been Thawed has no stylistic flair and little forward momentum, yet nearly every scene contains an amusing bit of business, much of it off to the side of the main action.