Dead Man on Campus (1998)
Average Rating: 3.7/10
Reviews Counted: 46
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 39
Not much of a story.
Average Rating: 2.8/10
Critic Reviews: 16
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 15
Not much of a story.
Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 45,581
Before the box-office success of Varsity Blues (1999) and the critical acclaim of Election (1999), the MTV cable channel created this raunchy campus comedy, the debut feature from MTV Films, the network's motion-picture production banner. Josh Miller (Tom Everett Scott) is a studious and responsible pre-med student entering college as a freshman. His wild, hard-partying roommate, Cooper Frederickson (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), on the other hand, is a spoiled rich kid who never studies and spends his
Aug 21, 1998 Wide
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It's all handled so poorly that it comes off as more ghoulish than anything else, although those who find the word "bong" instantly entertaining and are easily distracted by the presence of flickering images may be amused.
Oddly, the troubled Cliff is more sympathetic than the two self-involved protagonists.
Dead Man on Campus is a modestly amusing trifle that merits a passing grade as lightweight entertainment.
As a satire of new-style collegiate types, this MTV production actually evinces a few germs of rancid wit. If only the laborious high-concept plot had been deep-sixed -- and, along with it, the cynically blah heroes.
It is a movie whose appeal will diminish in direct proportion to the number of years it has been since you were a sexually-frustrated, pimply-faced undergrad.
The jokes are few. And the only real reason you'll laugh is that, by the time they appear on screen, you've been waiting so long for the opportunity, you'll laugh at anything.
As premises go, this one is unusually thin, boorish and insensitive. No amount of reworking with a No. 2 pencil will do any good.
One of the best comedies of the 90's! Once is never enough!
Dead Man will remind any college grad of the fun and freedom of freshman year, and the wide variety of personalities met there.
Some of the endless drug-sex-rock-'n'-roll gags are cute, but most are so paper-thin they disintegrate on contact with fresh air.
Devoid of style or wit, this film wastes the talent of some fine comedic actors.
A moribund stinker that has been moldering in a studio morgue drawer for some time.
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