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American Pie (1999)



Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 123
Fresh: 75 | Rotten: 48

So embarrassing it's believable, American Pie succeeds in bringing back the teen movie genre.


Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 13

So embarrassing it's believable, American Pie succeeds in bringing back the teen movie genre.



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In this coming-of-age comedy, a group of friends at the end of their senior year make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. In their outrageous attempts to fulfill this mission, they come to some surprising, hilarious and often touching realizations about themselves, their friendships, their notions of love, romance and their relations with the opposite sex.




Adam Herz

Dec 21, 1999

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All Critics (125) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (75) | Rotten (48) | DVD (33)

Another giggly gross-out comedy for teenagers, this one somewhat better than most by virtue of a more satisfying ending.

November 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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A crude piece of work, spottily acted and directed.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out | Comment (1)
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More likely to gross out adults than kids.

July 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
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It takes almost 30 intolerably slack minutes to set it up and get it rolling.

October 16, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly | Comments (3)
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It casts actors who look plausible and treats sex with honesty and no apologies.

June 18, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Adam Herz's script is wildly uneven but occasionally quite funny.

March 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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It works as well as it does because the central cast - equal parts male and female, lest we forget - are all so uniformly endearing.

April 29, 2012 Full Review Source: Ultra Culture
Ultra Culture

It may not have invented the genre, but it did bring that genre to a whole new generation.

April 18, 2012 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

A well aimed jab at jock culture full of satisyingly dirty belly laughs.

November 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Film4

Ultra-raunchy sex comedy is a teen fave -- beware.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Rest of the rancid jokes, listless performances, and mild sauce mischief bury the basic boner novelty of American Pie alive. Eleven years later, it's still the same insufferable, meaningless hooey it always was.

April 19, 2010 Full Review Source: | Comments (2)

American Pie shows us how little boys know about sex going into it, and how little the act really teaches them about it as well. But the true joy, for us in the audience anyway, is the chase. Vulgar and heartwarming!

December 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinerina | Comment (1)

The production is amateurish and cheap-looking, but two decent performances are worth mentioning: Chris Klein as a sensitive jock and Alyson Hannigan as a nerdy flute player.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

It has likable characters and infectiously funny situations, and that's about all a comedy like this needs.

July 23, 2007 Full Review Source:

A surprisingly large amount of screen time devoted to the sickly sweet morality tales of the movie which would be fine on TV series...but are way too frothy and take up too much time here.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

More mature audiences, beware, 'cause this ain't your film.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

American Pie is pleasant movie experience, despite the fact that many viewers might feel guilty about it

February 14, 2005 Full Review

American Pie is the latest in a long tradition of immature, self-indulgent comedies that celebrate the recklessness of adolescents.

January 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Looking Closer
Looking Closer

It could have been a lot worse.

January 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

One of those movies everybody of a certain age should watch.

August 2, 2003 Full Review Source:

An affectionate rendering of adolescence in all its questionable glory.

May 20, 2003 | Comment (1)
Palo Alto Weekly

Oh, goody - another movie about high school boys racing each other to get laid.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Comments (10)
Film Quips Online

This is one of the greatest teen films of all time.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat | Comment (1)
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for American Pie

Excess cheese, yes, but it tastes good overall.

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Super Reviewer

A well-placed coming-of-age raging-hormone filled movie for the typical late 1990s teen. Highlighted by obscene comedy and a sublime plot, this first slice of "Pie" is indeed a tasteful one. 4.5/5
July 28, 2012
Eugene Bernabe

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It's humor and fun are worth experiencing. It's a film relevant to any generation of teenagers.
July 28, 2012
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

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July 25, 2012
Dead Angel

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    1. Jim's Dad: I have to admit, you know, I did the fair bit of[hesitates] masturbating when I was a little younger. I used to call it stroking the salami, yeah, you know, pounding the old pud.[pause] I never did it with baked goods, but you know your uncle Mort, he pets the one-eyed snake 5-6 times a day.
    – Submitted by Bria M (2 years ago)
    1. Kevin: If Sherman has sex before I do, I'm gonna be really pissed.
    2. Jim Levinstein: Sherman? The Sherminator? [both laugh]
    – Submitted by Evan T (2 years ago)
    1. Jim Levinstein: God, let this be it.
    – Submitted by Evan T (2 years ago)
    1. Michelle Flaherty: What's my name? Say my name, bitch!
    – Submitted by Evan T (2 years ago)
    1. Jim Levinstein: She's gone! Oh my God, she used me. I was used. I was used! Cool!
    – Submitted by Evan T (2 years ago)
    1. Oz: You ask them questions, and listen to what they have to say and shit.
    2. Steve Stifler: I dunno, man, that sounds like a lot of work.
    – Submitted by Evan T (2 years ago)
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