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Camp Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 22, 2003
A soap-opera patchwork of worn backstage cliches.
| Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 21, 2003
Don't cop to what others think you should be. Stay true to your inner light. Be yourself, la la la!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
March 22, 2004
So chock-full of insider theater references that the film reads like a trivia contest held in the Acapulco Room on a cruise sponsored by Broadway.com
| Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
August 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 8, 2003
Writer/director Graff doesn't give the kids much to work with, lumbering them with a script overloaded with gay clichés ... and lazy rip-offs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
August 8, 2003
Eventually the jokes peter out.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
July 25, 2003
Though unpolished and a bit formulaic, Camp reminds us that adolescence isn't just a period of time, it's a journey of self-discovery that teens must undertake on their own.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 31, 2003
The movie itself is poorly put together, right from an awkward credit sequence, and few of the characters convince.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 7, 2003
The entire movie struck me as shallow, forced and phony in some of the same ways that Fame was a phony picture of the New York High School for Performing Arts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 21, 2003
Fame may seem silly in retrospect, but Camp, with its dippy dialogue and characters revealing even less complexity than the ones from 42nd Street, arrives silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
February 23, 2004
Lying somewhere between Fame and Meatballs, Camp unfortunately possesses neither the energy of the former nor the hilarity of the latter.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
July 9, 2003
Graff takes lessons learned from countless after-school specials and sets the resulting kumbaya queer fantasy to banal show tunes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide
September 1, 2003
Gives glib critics something to horselaugh about.
Full Review | Original Score: 45/100
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
August 8, 2003
Another of those summer movies that want to pluck at our heartstrings. If it would just stop plucking for a second, it might be enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
August 28, 2003
Camp that's a bit off-key.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
August 19, 2003
Every other character in Camp starts, ends and prances around in the middle as a teen-movie cliché of the worst kind: the well-meaning one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin John Bozelka
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 21, 2003
A film best avoided by teenage misfits of any stripe.
| Original Score: 1/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
August 8, 2003
It's political correctness run amok.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
May 17, 2003
Too much empty angst and gaudy sentiment.
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Ed Park
Village Voice
July 22, 2003
One gets the sinking feeling, while watching, that many will love it, so why not you?
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
September 16, 2003
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
July 26, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Elbert Ventura
PopMatters
August 8, 2003
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
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David Rooney
Variety
April 15, 2009

Baltimore Sun
August 15, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 15, 2003

Guardian
October 1, 2003

Film Comment Magazine
August 21, 2004
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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