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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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I've seen this next-gen Wet-Hot-American-Summer so many times that most of my laughter was premature. Yet somehow, I still find fresh jokes to laugh at even on my umpteenth watch ("I give the old man a week." "That's really insensitive, Mark"). The cartoonish town itself provides a perfect setting and tone for the endless string of hilarious non-sequiturs and characters. The best part is that its layered stupidity is actually covered in brains, never taking the easy joke when a better one is under the surface.
If you are looking for a silly movie where Andy Samberg gets to basically be himself, then you will like this film. If you were hoping for a little bit more, then you will probably rate it as I and most critics did.
This movie is just a fun time, Plain and simple. Off beat, random, ridiculous and a genuine laugh generator. The premise itself was funny. So many little random moments. I loved this movie. Please Andy, make another one!
Some of the jokes in 'Hot Rod' are predictable. But you really can't help but enjoy this movie for how stupid it is. This is what a cinephile would call "So bad it's good." That rank is where 'Hot Rod' stands on my scale.