Dead Man on Campus (1998)
Average Rating: 3.6/10
Reviews Counted: 34
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 29
Not much of a story.
Average Rating: 2.8/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 11
Not much of a story.
Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 45,515
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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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.
This limp 1998 comedy tries hard to be both irreverent and ethical by suggesting that deceit motivated by self-interest is OK as long as no one gets hurt.
If you have a roommate you really want to see suffer, here's a suggestion: Buy him or her a ticket to Dead Man on Campus.
The trouble is that it's not remotely funny enough not to seem merely strained, silly and even disgusting in its ultimate endorsement of conning your way into academic survival.
All three would-be suicides are over the top and fun to watch. Too bad the film they're in seems to have been at least partly written and directed by Beavis and Butt-head.
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.
Doesn't grow tiresome; it already is once the clever opening titles are through.
Despite this film's interesting premise and dark subject matter, this movie sucks because it is unfunny, boring, and presents us with one of Tom Everett Scott's worst acting performances.
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