noobz (2013)





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Noobz is the first big, outrageous comedy to capture gamer culture from the inside. Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?
Cody has just lost his job and his hot wife is leaving him because he can't stop gaming. Game store clerk Andy (Jason Mewes, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) convinces him to get the Reign Clan together, including sexually confused Oliver (Matt Shively, Paranormal Activity 4) and asthmatic teen "Hollywood" (Moises Arias, Ender's Game, TV's "Hannah Montana"), and head to California to win prize money and meet Andy's online gamer-girl crush Rickie (Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams). Nothing, not a Mom armed with mace or a bunch of bodacious strippers or a mulleted arcade game champion stuck in the '80s (Jon Gries, Napoleon Dynamite) or even Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) will stop this unlikely team from getting their frag on and bringing their A-game to the stiff competition. (c) Big Air Studios
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Moises Arias
as Hollywood
Jon Gries
as Lipstein
Casper Van Dien
as Casper Van Dien
Blake Freeman
as Cody Thomas
Matt Shively
as Oliver
Mindy Sterling
as Mrs. Robinson
Adam Sessler
as Adam Sessler
Lin Shaye
as Mrs. Theodore
Carly Craig
as Melissa
Rick Overton
as Martin Wilson
Skylan Brooks
as Chomamma
Bill Bellamy
as Brian "Bankrupt" Simmons
Brien Perry
as Mr. Perry
Jesse Heiman
as Computer Guy
Catherine Annette
as Cocktail Waitress
India Oxenberg
as Pixie Teammate
David Hoffman
as Angry Customer
Samba Schutte
as Sports Bar Fan
Tony Ellis
as Tournament Spectator
Gene Loveland
as EMT #2
Pride Grinn
as Greg's Opponent
Fabian Alomar
as Anthrax
Charlene May
as Pixie Teammate #3
Valerie Humberd
as Cyberbowl Girl
Caroline Kinsolving
as Sarah Cronin
Kerry Wynnyk
as Older Man
Ricky Titus
as Nerdy Student
Chenese Lewis
as Milkshake
Elijah Baughman
as Restaurant Customer
Guy Welch
as Frogger Competitor
Michael Sielaff
as Employee Chris
Evan Avtal
as Team Gunner Member
Jason Vu
as EMT #1
Christopher M. Owens
as Cyberbowl Security
Kip Konwiser
as Finals Referee
Eric Golowski
as Frat Guy
Michelle Lacroix
as Mt. Dew Girl
Eddy Lord
as Waiter
Asif Ali
as Gas Station Clerk
Marvin Willson
as Acid Reign Clan #3
Dustin Kydd
as Acid Reign Clan #4
Elizabeth Bacher
as "Bankrupt's" Assistant
Anwar Hadid
as Kid #2
Betty Rae
as Molly
Andre Gift
as Black Assassin #3
Carlos McCullers II
as Black Assassin #4
Nathan Oventhal
as Killer Bud
Sarah Purvis
as School Friend
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All Critics (3)

It's fair to say Noobz misses what it's aiming for -- a breezy, raunchy comedy steeped in a unique lingo and bolstered by a flashy endorsement deal -- by a long shot. If not for Mewes and the occasional laugh, the film would be a complete letdown.

Full Review… | March 14, 2013
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A wearying, across-the-board comedic misfire, unredeemed by a couple charming supporting performances, that lamely tries to hitch its trailer to the $17-billion-a-year videogaming industry.

Full Review… | February 23, 2013

Instead of lighthearted adventuring, Noobz makes The Wizard look like The Matrix, slogging through stupidity for what feels like an eternity at times.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013

Audience Reviews for noobz


Noobz was exactly what I was hoping it would be. A mind numbing fun time. I have no idea if the movie is accurate when it comes to the gaming world because I am not a gamer nor do I know one. But the things I did love about the movie was how much it made me laugh. Blake Freeman and Matt Shively were the funniest of the group. The one liners really had me rolling. I know most aren't huge fans of vulgar comedy and especially gal's, but I do. I guess it's from having so many guy friends. So if you just want to have a good laugh minus all the seriousness and a movie that has no real point, then this is a film for you. I would watch it again.


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This film is woefully inaccurate and has wildly missed its mark in its attempt to capture gaming culture. The film starts off by showcasing the rivalry that is now more popular than ever between online games. Gone are the days of one man sat in his room, bashing his joystick on his own. Now said joystick basher has the chance to test his wits against other like-minded people across the globe. Even better than that, there are now gangs/clans that games can join up with in order to take down other clans via the joys of the worldwide web. The concept of the film is quite nice in principle, but the execution is sloppy. The film takes elements from films such as Fanboys, Detroit Rock City, Role Models, Sex Drive and the aforementioned The King of Kong documentary, yet it fails to live up to any of those. Flat, hollow, lifeless and unfulfilled are just some words to throw at Noobz. I was really hoping for a lot more from this film, yet I was massively disappointed. It's not without its charms, it's just that they're few and far between. Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer


Not a bad movie, nothing that will make you laugh hard but good enough to pass away a few hours. And if you like gaming then its probably more fun than those who don't.

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer

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