Dead Man on Campus Reviews

July 15, 2014
It's all handled so poorly that it comes off as more ghoulish than anything else, although those who find the word "bong" instantly entertaining and are easily distracted by the presence of flickering images may be amused.
July 15, 2014
The material is mostly predictable, moronic and deadly dull.
July 15, 2014
Oddly, the troubled Cliff is more sympathetic than the two self-involved protagonists.
March 26, 2009
Dead Man on Campus is a modestly amusing trifle that merits a passing grade as lightweight entertainment.
June 16, 2008
As a satire of new-style collegiate types, this MTV production actually evinces a few germs of rancid wit. If only the laborious high-concept plot had been deep-sixed -- and, along with it, the cynically blah heroes.
June 16, 2008
It is a movie whose appeal will diminish in direct proportion to the number of years it has been since you were a sexually-frustrated, pimply-faced undergrad.
June 16, 2008
This limp 1998 comedy tries hard to be both irreverent and ethical by suggesting that deceit motivated by self-interest is OK as long as no one gets hurt.
April 12, 2002
If you have a roommate you really want to see suffer, here's a suggestion: Buy him or her a ticket to Dead Man on Campus.
February 14, 2001
The trouble is that it's not remotely funny enough not to seem merely strained, silly and even disgusting in its ultimate endorsement of conning your way into academic survival.
January 1, 2000
Since we suspect that the premise will wimp out on any real follow-through, there's no one to care for, nothing to worry about.
January 1, 2000
It represents yet another reason to avoid the multiplexes until the late-year Oscar contenders start arriving.
January 1, 2000
The overall premise, involving mental illness and suicide, isn't all that funny, at least not in practice, and the picture begins to seem labored and long.
January 1, 2000
Dead Man on Campus, as you may have already wagered, is the kind of movie that's no good.
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
All three would-be suicides are over the top and fun to watch. Too bad the film they're in seems to have been at least partly written and directed by Beavis and Butt-head.