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Fired Up (2009)



Critic Consensus: Though not as raunchy or juvenile as the average teen comedy, Fired Up is also not as funny.

Movie Info

Will Gluck updates the teen comedy genre for this Screem Gems production, focusing on two sex-obsessed teen boys who attend a cheerleading camp in order to score.more
Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content throughout, partial nudity, language and some teen partying)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Freedom Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 9, 2009
Box Office: $16.8M
Sony/Screen Gems - Official Site


Adhir Kalyan
as Brewster
Philip Baker Hall
as Coach Burns
David Walton
as Dr. Rick
Nicholas D'Agosto
as Shawn Colfax
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Critic Reviews for Fired Up

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (25)

All spunk and no spark make for a mediocre movie.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Top Critic

Seriously, an R-rating and this would have been a totally different, way better movie.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

It sounds like that the kind of thing that would have been right at home with the teen comedies of twenty years ago, or even the brief American Pie-ish revival. But compared to current stuff it's actually kind of quaint.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011

This is not made for anyone with more than a sprinkling of intelligence.

Full Review… | July 10, 2009
London Evening Standard

A charmless, witless, lumbering mess. Almost nothing could redeem this lame comedy.

Full Review… | July 10, 2009
Empire Magazine

Fired Up is big on stereotypes (hello, gay Indian guy), overstatement (if you didn't already realise, loud = funny) and borderline homophobia. To paraphrase Repo Man, the longer you watch this, the stupider you might become.

Full Review… | July 10, 2009

Audience Reviews for Fired Up


A silly mindless comedy, certainly no award winner, but if you're looking for something light there are worse movies to watch.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Pretty awful. I think the movie was trying to be sassy cheerleading (Bring It On) meets teen social critique (Not Another Teen Movie), but it doesn't quite get there with its easy dick jokes. The final cheerleading performance isn't even that impressive. They make such a big deal about not shilling for Staples that I expected Shawn to cheekily deliver the ad to the camera after recovering from his fall into the water. That would have been gold.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

I eagerly want to watch this movie because I read that this is a directorial debut from director Will Gluck, whom his next two movies -'Easy A' & 'Friends With Benefits'- are two of my favorite comedy movies ever.. Just like what I saw in either 'Easy A' or 'Friends With Benefits', Gluck shows his trademark in his style of directing with those fast conversation and fast-rolling scenes which is awesomely working for me.. Even though if I must compared this movie to the classic Cheerleading movie 'Bring It On', well this movie still a little way behind.. But overall, I do really enjoy the movie despite on the easy-to-verdict story they had in here..

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

Fired Up Quotes

Shawn Colfax: You gotta risk it to get the biscuit.
– Submitted by Sonia R (4 years ago)

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