Slackers (2002)



Critic Consensus: Another teen comedy with little on its mind but moving to the next gross-out gag, Slackers strains for laughs and features grating characters.

Movie Info

Three lifelong cheaters wise up in this gross-out college comedy, which marks the second feature role for Rushmore star Jason Schwartzman. It's the last semester of senior year for roomies Dave (Devon Sawa), Sam (Jason Segel), and Jeff (Michael C. Maronna), a trio of twenty-somethings whose enthusiasm for higher learning is matched only by their enthusiasm for root canals performed without the aid of anesthesia. As such, their entire collegiate existence has been an elaborate series of cons and … More

Rating: R (for strong language and sexual content, and for brief drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David H. Steinberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 28, 2002
Box Office: $4.8M
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as Dave

as Angela

as Charles Patton

as Airborne Driver

as Astronomy Professor

as Shelley

as Movie Star

as Security Guard

as Woman in bar (Uncred...

as Receptionist

as Female Executive

as Mr. Leonard

as Singing Waiter

as Stoned Testtaker

as Hottie No. 2

as Hottie No. 3

as Male Executive

as Economics Professor

as Professor Markoe

as Doctor

as Head T.A.

as Office Manager

as Singing Waitress

as Dave's Mom

as Homeless Guy

as Mrs. Van Graaf

as Valerie Patton

as Japanese Proctor

as Pissed Off Co-Ed

as Office Manager

as Angela
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Critic Reviews for Slackers

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (33)

This debut for helmer and vid vet Dewey Nicks and scribe David H. Steinberg, a feverishly naughty revenge comedy, is awful and subversively spunky at the same time.

Full Review… | April 3, 2009
Top Critic

If it's unlikely to stimulate the brain cells, it will almost certainly make you laugh out loud.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Calculated swill.

Full Review… | January 20, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

good acting, nothing much more

April 24, 2008

It's several good jokes, a whole lot of character development and some skilled direction away from crossing the line from moronic to crudely inspired.

Full Review… | July 19, 2007
Apollo Guide

I found myself laughing a lot.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Slackers

Jason Schwartzman. thats it.

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer


There is a flavor to this film, designated to a distinct group of people. I am one of those people. The cast is a compilation of favorite comics that spans over several generations: Jason Segel (Freaks & Geeks, How I Met Your Mother), Laura Prepon (That 70's Show), Michael C. Maronna (Adventures of Pete & Pete), and of course, Jason Schwartzman, who appears to have almost built this part for himself. For a college kid comedy, "Slackers" is everything I wanted it to be.

Christopher Haskell

Super Reviewer

Devon Sawa is a slacker who falls in love with a girl, girl then finds out he's been up to something and this is twisted so it...I'm bored of talking about the plot. Let's move onto characters: high school "slackers" who get away with lots of stuff and Jason Schwartzman playing a guy who goes beyond creepy to plain dislikable and weird - and not in a good way. I think I laughed once if that's any recommendation, but it might have been about something else.

Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

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