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The FP (2012)

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29

Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 5

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audience

55

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 697

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Movie Info

In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park ('The FP') in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revelation." After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless

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Drama, Comedy

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Brandon Trost, Jason Trost

Jun 19, 2012

$40.6k

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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (12) | DVD (3)

Rather than crafting a movie that's so bad it's good, writer-director brothers Jason and Brandon Trost have come up with something that's just plain bad -- and boring, and repetitive.

March 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Associated Press
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"The FP" so desperately wants to be cultishly admired for its bad-taste rollout of wacko characters, ugly costumes and vulgar slang that it forgets to be genuinely offbeat or funny.

March 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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You need to find a room full of people who get the joke and see this movie there, because audiences will be laughing so hard they'll be screaming.

March 15, 2012 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It falls all over itself to lampoon its midnight-movie forebears even as it borrows their contrivances.

March 15, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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"The FP" works best as an operatic parody of mixed genres with lunacy on the fringes.

March 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Neither obliviously dreadful enough to be "so bad it's good,'' nor intentionally tongue-in-cheek enough to be funny.

March 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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The film only embraces the most superficial aspects of the genre. The heart, the soul and the melodrama are all missing.

August 22, 2012 Full Review Source: CraveOnline
CraveOnline

Given its low budget, it's amazing "The FP" looks as good as it does. The lighting is superb, the sets highlight its post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and the score ridiculous. "The FP" has cult classic written all over it and it knows it.

July 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

I missed the train when The FP was first leaving the station, but I'm firmly on-board now...

June 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

The FP is a mostly serious, straight-faced spoof of misogynistic gangland B-movies and sports dramas, and rarely does it fail to deliver sparks of originality and sly comedy.

June 22, 2012 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
IGN DVD

The FP works for its audience, a rowdy crowd of midnight movie fans willing to put up with over-the-top silliness, bad performances, and general lunacy.

March 22, 2012 Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com

There is some serious talent in front of and behind the camera and with a better script they might be able to create something funny and unique.

March 22, 2012 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

The FP functions perfectly as a cult movie, but its ambition never feels bigger than to achieve that benchmark.

March 17, 2012 Full Review Source: The Playlist
The Playlist

You'll have more fun hosting your own Dance Dance Revolution battles than watching The FP.

March 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Television Without Pity
Television Without Pity

The film's goofy heart and soul (yes, it has one) is what sticks with you in the end and makes this crazed film into a potential cult-movie masterpiece.

March 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Comments (2)
Austin Chronicle

Just when you think they've gone too far, the Trost brothers 1) go further and 2) wink. It turns out to be a winning combination of gestures.

March 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

People talk repeatedly about street cred and say 'For realz,' which I can only assume the script spellz with a z ... The FP means to be terrible, and it is.

March 15, 2012 Full Review Source: RedEye
RedEye

It does so much winking, it could be diagnosed with an eye infection.

March 15, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

The FP has a one-note joke of a conceit, and when that runs out, it has few actual jokes to fill the humorless void.

March 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The FP

In the future rival gangs fight for control of a lawless suburban town, gaining power and street cred by winning dance video game duels. You have to give THE FP credit for playing the goofy idea straight, but unfortunately the overall message seems to be that the wannabe gangsters of the apocalypse will be just as annoying as today's youth are.
November 20, 2012
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Greg S

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Shit's tough in the FP.
July 2, 2012
DrZeek

Super Reviewer

    1. KC/DC: You shoulda seen it BLT. JTRO was all like bop bop bop, just making connections. Bitch fired off a few lucky shots, but JTRO jumped his ass and was like Bow to the Bridge, Yo Kick it! Believ' dat!
    – Submitted by George H (2 years ago)
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