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American Pie Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 8, 2011
Another giggly gross-out comedy for teenagers, this one somewhat better than most by virtue of a more satisfying ending.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A crude piece of work, spottily acted and directed.
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
More likely to gross out adults than kids.
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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
October 16, 2002
It takes almost 30 intolerably slack minutes to set it up and get it rolling.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It casts actors who look plausible and treats sex with honesty and no apologies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Adam Herz's script is wildly uneven but occasionally quite funny.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Paul Weitz, who never directed before; Chris Weitz - his brother - who never produced before; and Adam Herz, who never wrote a screenplay before, have cooked up two hilarious hours of impure pow.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Unusual in its ability to mix bodily functions humor with a sincere and unlooked-for sense of decency
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeffrey Wells
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Most of American Pie just isn't smart or clever enough.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
A sloppy mess!
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Cheerful and hard-working and sometimes funny!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Absolutely hilarious from beginning to end!
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Pie is more like the C student who later makes a bundle, then comes back to endow the school.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Deliriously raunchy!
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Manages to be both gross and sweet.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Profound and ennobling!
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
The king of gross-out comedy!
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
American Pie is a pretty despicable slice of high-school life.
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Director Paul Weitz never quite pulls off the balancing act of There's Something About Mary, in which the Farrellys managed to be goofy and sweet and gross all at once.
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January 1, 2000
Some of it does manage to be quite funny; some of it just lies there, all by itself, without even trying to wrap itself around a joke.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
American Pie is both funny and foul, alternately frank and full of it.
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The actors are pure Hollywood, with every grin, spoken line, or sad face springing from acting classes and the closely studied performances of other actors.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Beyond nauseating and all too familiar!
| Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Among this year's bumper crop of shallow teen-age movies, it is the shallowest and the most prurient.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Irresistibly raunchy!
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Sharon Pian Chan
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
In spite of yourself, you'll find yourself groaning and laughing through the movie.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
American Pie is consistently funny and sporadically hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Any kind of conversation, such as the boys' gatherings at a diner, is beyond the powers of filmmaking brothers Paul and Chris Weitz.