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Epic Movie Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 10, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/6
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 31, 2007
Despite all the scatological high jinks on display, most of the satire is affectionate rather than merciless.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 30, 2007
The makers of Epic Movie have just discovered the existence of urine, vomit and pimples, and declared them hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 30, 2007
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jim Ridley
L.A. Weekly
January 30, 2007
An amateur-hour game of Spot That Reference, intended for people who crack up simply at the mention of anything topical.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
January 30, 2007
Epic Movie strays so far from the solid fundamentals of filmmaking that it calls the very foundation of humor into question.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
January 30, 2007
The film never becomes anything of its own, however; it merely jumps from spoof to spoof, often with tenuous transitions.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 30, 2007
You know a movie parody is in trouble when you can't quite figure out the frame of reference for the parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Alex Chun
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2007
The real problem with Epic Movie is that while it does a decent job imitating films, it never bothers to make fun of or have fun with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 30, 2007
The cinematic equivalent of a tapeworm, this delivers few laughs beyond the initial chuckles of recognition.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 30, 2007
What you miss most is the shamelessness and wit that Anna Faris and Regina Hall have brought to four installments of Scary Movie. In lieu of those two, there are exploding pimples, a tongue frozen on a pole, and industrial-strength projectile.
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
January 30, 2007
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer must be stopped. For the last 10 years, this filmmaking team has created a series of spoof movies so feeble, shoddy and unfunny that they may be part of a diabolical, Manchurian Candidate-like plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
January 30, 2007
Writer-directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer seem to think a half-baked imitation of the original constitutes instant comic gold.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 30, 2007
Satire points up and emphasizes truths that have gone unnoticed, punctures pretension and tweaks the self-important. Audiences laugh at the unexpected revelation of truth. Epic Movie does none of that.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 27, 2007
Bad taste and worse jokes abound. Epic Movie's humor isn't tired; it's comatose.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 27, 2007
Thankfully, the crude, scatological parody Epic Movie, unlike the movies it sends up, is short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
January 27, 2007
Extravagantly [expends] elaborate sets, special-effects, music, costumes and actor look-alikes for the sake of a few lame gags and a legion of crotch-kicks.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 26, 2007
Pity [the producers] couldn't find anything funny to do once they'd built the sets, and found dead ringers for Anna Paquin, Paris Hilton, P. Diddy and Jack Black.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5