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The Real Cancun Reviews

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Christy Lemire
San Francisco Examiner
July 8, 2003
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 28, 2003
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Houston Chronicle
May 10, 2003
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
May 10, 2003
| Original Score: B-
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 9, 2003
Hardly qualifies as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Heather Havrilesky
Salon.com
May 2, 2003
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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
May 1, 2003
No matter how 'real' things appear, scenarios and story arcs are relentlessly imposed upon the partay-cipants so as to finesse a narrative as crudely overdetermined and howlingly predictable as any studio-manufactured fiction.
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
April 29, 2003
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 28, 2003
... I found it fascinating.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 26, 2003
This is the kind of fare that would be at home on late night cable, where its repetitiveness and mindlessness might offer channel surfers a cure for insomnia.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 25, 2003
What good documentaries have that The Real Cancun sadly lacks is a good story.
| Original Score: .5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 25, 2003
There's a case to be made for The Real Cancun as a document of the mating dance as well as an unintentionally poignant film about the brevity of youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 25, 2003
I don't want to say that The Real Cancun, is boring, but I fell asleep on my arm during the last 45 minutes and chewed it off rather than wake myself up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
April 25, 2003
This is a youth comedy without humor, a porn Web site without porn and reality without a trace of the real.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 25, 2003
Reality Land is a village built on lowest common denominators -- the cheapest, the dumbest, the wildest -- that Bunim and Murray well know often leads to the most fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 25, 2003
Like the average spring breaker, I enjoyed every minute of it, but felt totally despicable the minute it was over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Matt Bonesteel
Washington Post
April 25, 2003
Like the end of most long vacations, it felt good to be going home.
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Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post
April 25, 2003
A 90-minute confessathon minus the bleeped-out cuss words and pixelated breasts.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 25, 2003
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
April 25, 2003
It actually works as a sometimes funny, occasionally scandalous, but mostly involving narrative.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
April 25, 2003
The need for writers who can create character and excitement remains unthreatened by efforts to dredge drama from dullards by saturating their environment with cameras and microphones.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 24, 2003
Those who sit through this mindlessness get the booby prize.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
April 24, 2003
Spring break is meant to be wild and self-serving, packed with embarrassing, even shocking, memories. But when six camera crews follow every step of it -- 'Dude, too much information!'
| Original Score: 2/5
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Paul Brownfield
Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2003
The possibilities, endless as they may be, never explode into the realm of bacchanal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
April 24, 2003
Even with the wet T-shirt contests and faux drama, The Real Cancun doesn't deliver a whole lot.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
April 24, 2003
Real, all right. Real stupid. Real predictable. A real dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 24, 2003
You could argue that The Real Cancun isn't worth shelling out seven bucks for when you can get the same thing on TV, and you would be right. But it sure beats Fear Factor: The Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 24, 2003
Somehow the movie (which could easily have been titled Dude, Where's My Underwear?) managed to scrape up 16 college-age kids who are so callow they make this fantasy lifestyle look unattractive.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
April 24, 2003
Purports to be reality TV's first major incursion into the movie world, but this isn't just loathsome cinema; it would be terrible television, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 23, 2003
Works, in its sleazy-chintzy- lively way, as a documentary version of the American Pie films with a character for everyone in the target demo to claim as his or her own.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 21, 2003
When young people get drunk and chase the opposite sex, funny things can't help happening.