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Epic Movie (2007)

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Average Rating: 2.3/10
Reviews Counted: 64
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 63

A crude comedy with nothing new or insightful to say about the subjects it satirizes.

6

Average Rating: 2.3/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 17

A crude comedy with nothing new or insightful to say about the subjects it satirizes.

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Average Rating: 2.4/5
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Scary Movie screenwriters Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer join forces to parody the "biggest" movies ever to hit the silver screen in this comedy that gives such popular box-office hits as Pirates of the Caribbean and Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe the same treatment that Scary Movie gave to the slasher subgenre. A virtual smorgasbord of spoof, Epic Movie tells the tale of four fully grown orphans: one the victim of snakes that attacked her plane, another raised by

May 22, 2007

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The gutter-brow auteurs who helped write the first Scary Movie and created Date Movie milk their lame sketch-comedy minds for yet another punishingly uninspired skewering of Hollywood hits.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Despite all the scatological high jinks on display, most of the satire is affectionate rather than merciless.

January 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comments (86)
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The makers of Epic Movie have just discovered the existence of urine, vomit and pimples, and declared them hilarious.

January 30, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comments (4)
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How can you make fun of such self-aware subjects as Borat or Johnny Depp's winkingly fey Jack Sparrow? Who hasn't already noticed Tom Hanks' bad Da Vinci Code hair? And really, is there anything left to say about Samuel L. Jackson and those snakes?

January 30, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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An amateur-hour game of Spot That Reference, intended for people who crack up simply at the mention of anything topical.

January 30, 2007 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Epic Movie strays so far from the solid fundamentals of filmmaking that it calls the very foundation of humor into question.

January 30, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Raunchy blockbuster spoof is over the top, dumb.

December 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

It plays out like an overlong Comedy Central skit lurching for the next laugh without any remorse for the gross misfires in between.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Maybe these movies are popular, but it seems they just keep getting more inane with each variation on the theme.

November 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

A painful regurgitation of memorable moments from recent Hollywood blockbusters, the spoof film Epic Movie is almost entirely devoid of laughs.

July 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Screendaily
Screendaily

sucks

April 24, 2008 | Comments (3)

Sucks like a black hole.

January 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

The parody is not a bad genre, as the early Zucker films showed us. It's just been put in the control of bad filmmakers.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

This one is a typical time-waster for teenagers or others with disposable income and underdeveloped taste.

September 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Comment (1)
Jam! Movies

This movie is like a sneeze of bad jokes splattering its germs into the air we all breathe.

July 10, 2007 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

There's very little that's Epic about Epic Movie. While the film has plenty of fun, it's little more than a late-night comic sketch stretched to feature length.

July 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

Go rent Blazing Saddles instead.

June 25, 2007 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

...juvenile at best and flat-out lame at worst...

June 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

click to read review (though I have no idea why you'd want to)

April 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

Desperately unamusing comedy that lurches clumsily from one tedious spoof to the next, under the mistaken impression that just referencing a film is enough to get laughs.

February 22, 2007 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

The most excruciating, unfunny film you'll see this year... if not your entire lifetime.

February 17, 2007 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

Epic in its crapness.

February 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Comment (1)
Empire Magazine

Next to Epic Movie and Date Movie, the Scary Movies are French cuisine.

February 13, 2007 Full Review

...another perfect storm of not funny.

February 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Friedberg and Seltzer's most staggering achievement is rendering "Epic Movie" free from laughs.

February 11, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Epic Movie

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are the worst "directors" to ever tackle the parody genre. Epic Movie is a dreadful mess that is a pure waste of celluloid, and is not worth seeing. The comedy is non-existent, childish, and fails miserably due to a poor script that is so lazily written. Epic Movie is an epic failure. I'm surprised that someone even dared to green lit this trash. This is scrapping the bottom of the barrel and it isn't worth checking out. Every gag fails miserably, as Friedberg and Seltzer try to put as many popular culture references in their films as possible. They seem to think that overdoing that formula is funny, well, it's not. This movie is painful to sit through, and it can be summarized as a pure waste of film, one that is garbage because, the so called attempt at comedy presented here just fails in terms of punch line, and the jokes are immature, stupid and pointless. The film is bland, unfunny and is so poorly acted, that you wonder how this crap finds an audience. I hated this film, and I think it's one of the worst comedies ever put on film. If studios are smart, they'll never let these directors near a camera again because; they're horrible and making films. Who ever gave the go ahead to make this garbage should be ashamed. Epic Movie is horrible filmmaking, and if you want a movie that is pure trash, and definitely not worth your time, this is that film. Epic Movie is not worth seeing. If you want great parody films, check out Airplane! Spaceballs, and Top Secret. However, avoid this one at all costs; you'll be glad you did.
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Peter: Tomorrow we fight. So tonight... we party! 

"We Know It's Big. We Measured."

Words can't describe the painful experience of trying to watch Epic Movie. This movie may have single handedly destroyed the spoof genre. Sure there's been other really bad ones over recent years, but this is easily the worst one I have had the displeasure of watching. There's nothing clever going on here. Just obvious, lowbrow, and immature humor at its worst. The scariest thing about Epic Movie is that the people making it may have actually thought what they were doing was funny.

This is no Blazing Saddles. Hell it's not even up to par with Not Another Teen Movie, and I hated that one too. There's no reason for this movie to exist. It's a failure. 

The movie is so bad, it almost makes me want to give up on living. Maybe that's slightly extreme, but try to watch this movie and you'll see what I mean. If there's a knife close to you, you'll probably slit your throat. If there's a gun, you'll probably blow your brains out. One of the worst movies ever made, period.
July 1, 2012
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Melvin White

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A comedy is supposed to make you laugh right? I mean, isn't that the basic criteria? Well, this tragic piece of garbage failed to even present a single good joke. It's so lame, stupid and badly timed that it almost put my little brother to tears. The only thing that made it slightly watchable was the wide range of movie references, which a major movie-buff like me could appreciate on some level (although only due to the minor amusement found in the recognition factors, as opposed to any real comical value). Sadly, however, it's still one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I'm just glad I didn't pay to see it, and I feel truly sorry for those who did. Because when all is said and done, Epic Movie is nothing but an Epic Fail.
February 6, 2012
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Mike S

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