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Fired Up (2009)

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23

Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 103
Fresh: 24 | Rotten: 79

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

20

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 25
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 20

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

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
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Movie Info

Nicholas D'Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen headline this teen comedy concerning two high-school football players who attempt to avoid another summer at football camp by becoming cheerleaders. Out on the gridiron, Gerald R. Ford High School students Shawn Colfax (D'Agosto) and Nick Brady (Olsen) are star players. But summer is drawing near, and this year neither Shawn nor Nick can stomach the prospect of spending their sun-soaked months lunging at tackling dummies and getting berated by their

PG-13,

Comedy

Freedom Jones

Jun 9, 2009

$16.8M

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All Critics (104) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (79) | DVD (8)

All spunk and no spark make for a mediocre movie.

May 6, 2011 Full Review Source: Film.com
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About the only thing to differentiate this dud of a comedy from the likes of Date Movie, Epic Movie, and Disaster Movie is the absence of the names Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg on the credits.

February 25, 2009 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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Sloppy but moderately amusing.

February 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Excuse me, I hear someone at the gates. Must be the barbarians, here at last.

February 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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If this movie were a teenager, you'd put it on Ritalin right away.

February 20, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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Spending time with these guys is the longest 89 minutes ever.

February 20, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Seriously, an R-rating and this would have been a totally different, way better movie.

April 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

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.

March 22, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

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

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

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

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
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.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

A lamentably unfunny flick.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

Five, six, seven, eight; Fired Up is not so great.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

This aggressively stupid comedy tries to have it both ways, advocating sexual probity while its cameras linger over acres of golden female thighs.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Fired Up is a desperate and vacuous attempt at a teen comedy that not only lacks laughs, but even the gross-out moments and shameless nudity used by other such genre offerings.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

Clichéd execution, paper-thin characters.

July 10, 2009
Heat Magazine

Fired Up is cinema as abuse, and its chief victim is any paying audience. To have shelled out cash for this witless farrago of sub-Porky's japery and straight-to-bargain-bin acting would be the airborne spin that broke the cheerleader's back.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Surprisingly, first-time director Will Gluck takes this raunchy premise and twists it into a boobs-free romantic comedy.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Dross.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]
Daily Mail [UK]

Most of the gags are blah, blah, blah rather than ra, ra, ra.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

A puerile, remedial class version of Wedding Crashers.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

Fired Up will never win any prizes for wit or originality. The jokes are obvious, the plot is predictable and the whole formulaic film feels like a gentler throwback to racy Eighties teen comedies like Porky's.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

A misogynistic American teen gross-out comedy. Celebrating male promiscuity as a rite-of-passage while demonising girls for sleeping around, it never even attempts to punish its protagonists for their horn-dog ways.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Scotsman

Broad and very silly, this comedy just about keeps us chuckling even when things get stupid and predictable

July 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Ultimately let down by obnoxious characters, a half-hearted plot and a criminal lack of actual nudity.

July 9, 2009 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

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.
May 9, 2013
jjnxn
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.
April 24, 2013
aliceinpunderland

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..
November 25, 2011
ajaymuthecooldevils
Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

A silly comedy that really hit my funny bone. Not too over-the-top stupid...just some really funny, funny stuff!
November 8, 2011
itsjustme2004

Super Reviewer

    1. Shawn Colfax: You gotta risk it to get the biscuit.
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