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Freshman Orientation Reviews

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November 8, 2007
Admirably aiming to recreate the feelings of newfound freedom and self-discovery that college inspires, Freshman Orientation never finds a way to successfully execute its good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 20, 2007
You enter expecting something really stupid, and you wind up with something really clever . . . hysterical . . . wise.
September 28, 2007
John Goodman has a nice turn as a queen with a heart of gold.
September 28, 2007
...might push boundaries better were it not so painfully unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 28, 2007
...goes way over the top for the Greeks vs. Gays climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 28, 2007
A campus comedy with a dirty mouth, an innocent heart and a surprisingly wise mind, Freshman Orientation uses identity politics as a road to romance and emotional maturity. The naked breasts are a bonus.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2007
The charms of this college gross-out comedy with a "message" are elusive.
September 23, 2007
Consider my two-star rating an indication that the film's Gut-Buster-to-Forehead-Slapper ratio is relatively even.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2007
This trivial film toys with the postmodern lifestyles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 20, 2007
Freshman Orientation is not incompetently made. Nor is it badly acted. But there's not a fresh idea in it, and everyone on screen seems to be in a different comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 18, 2007
OK, it's official: I no longer care about 18 year olds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 15, 2007
Theatres showing it will likely have as many conspicuously empty seats as the classrooms and barrooms in this picture, which was apparently shot on such a shoestring that they couldn't even get enough extras to fill a set.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 1, 2007
Freshman Orientation barely rates a passing grade.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2007
...too often feels more like a tapped-out keg than a provocative romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 31, 2007
A genderbending teensploit turning on a clever twist of the genre's trademark theme. For while most makeover movies feature a female making herself more attractive, this flick has a male deliberately doing the opposite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2007
Writer/director Ryan Shiraki certainly adds some youthful exuberance to his debut feature film, but it's all wasted on a tremendously misguided and exhaustively dim screenplay
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 30, 2007
There are other things to like about writer-director Ryan Shiraki's college comedy, mainly that it feels more real than most... Just one problem: It isn't particularly funny.
August 29, 2007
Freshman Orientation feels a bit like a missed opportunity. It's too bad the motion picture as a whole isn't as quirky and clever as its double-edged title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2007
Blessedly shrewd where it counts and deserves notice. The lessons develop naturally and aren't jammed down the viewer's throat like the hypocritical sermonizing in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 18, 2004
I was honored and privileged to say that I saw a film at Sundance that actually captured the fun of pretending to be gay to win a sorority sister.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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