Project X


Project X

Critics Consensus

Unoriginal, unfunny, and all-around unattractive, Project X mines the depths of the teen movie and found-footage genres for 87 minutes of predictably mean-spirited debauchery.



Total Count: 137


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User Ratings: 95,217
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The Hangover's Todd Phillips produces this top-secret comedy from writers Matt Drake and Michael Bacall, with helming duties handled by commercial director Nima Nourizadeh. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Brady Hender
as Everett
Martin Klebba
as Angry Little Person
Pete Gardner
as Older Guy
Sam Lant
as Freshman Party Crasher
Henry Michaelson
as Freshman Party Crasher
David Sánchez
as High School Student
Ayydé Vargas
as High School Student
Chelsea Carbaugh-Rutland
as High School Student
Zach Lasry
as High School Student
Michael C. Stretton
as High School Student
Andrew Harbour
as High School Student
Allan Chanes
as High School Student
Holden Morse
as High School Student
Raz Mataz
as Party Goer
Jarod Einsohn
as Party Goer
Chet Hanks
as Party Goer
Julian Evens
as Party Goer
Chic Daniel
as Police Officer
Kevin Dunigan
as Police Officer
Colleen Flynn
as Mrs. Stillson
Sophia Santi
as Hispanice Neighbor
Jodi Harris
as Older Guy's Wife
Frank Buckley
as Channel 6 Reporter
Serene Branson
as Channel 8 Reporter
Robb Reesman
as Police Captain
Big Boy
as Himself
Jimmy Kimmel
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Project X

All Critics (137) | Top Critics (27)

  • The movie has all the heft of a tweet, but Philips has made it look pimp and, until the police end the party, Project X really is a riot.

    Mar 3, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Ultimately, Project X is an example of why gimmicks rarely work, especially once the new shine has worn off.

    Mar 2, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • "Project X" bears a cravenly piggish attitude toward rewarding socially unacceptable behavior that feels unseemly rather than exciting, so-what rather than so-funny and obvious instead of new.

    Mar 2, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • "There's a midget in the oven!" is about as inspired as the dialogue and set pieces get in this queasy-making entertainment about a 17-year-old dude's birthday bacchanalia.

    Mar 2, 2012 | Full Review…
  • The parent and homeowner in me were appalled by the debauchery and incredible property damage. The teenage boy in me couldn't help but smirk anyway.

    Mar 2, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • With its cast of unfamiliar faces and catalog of underage wish-fulfillment fantasies, this game-changing instant classic will doubtless inspire imitators.

    Mar 2, 2012 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Project X

  • Mar 05, 2015
    Intà (C)ressant quand on comprend que les moments filmà (C)s "à l'à (C)paule" sont ceux qui se sont produit dans la vraie vie.
    Marc-André B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 17, 2013
    This was mental although slightly interesting, it doesnt offer much entertainment wise!
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 13, 2013
    In "Project X," Tom(Thomas Mann) is turning 17, so his parents(Peter Mackenzie & Caitlin Dulany), along with giving him the keys to the minivan, also allow him a few friends to come over while they go out of town for their anniversary. His friend Costa(Oliver Cooper) hasn't gotten that memo, however, and not only tries to invite everybody in school but also does everything shy of placing a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times. Even after all of that hard work, nobody shows up except for JB(Jonathan Daniel Brown) and Kirby(Kirby Bliss Blanton). In fact, it just turns out that everybody was being fashionably late... As sexist as it is at times, "Project X" still has that awe inspiring climax that proves once and for all that comedy is all a matter of perspective in a movie that is thankfully not as vulgar as it could have been. The set-up is pure "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" as a cool guy tries to get his uptight friend to ligthen up, with an expensive car playing a part.(Oliver Cooper also sounds a little like Matthew Broderick.) And like a few other movies I could name, "Project X"(which is also the name of a Matthew Broderick movie) shows no reason why it should have used the found footage format in the first place.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 30, 2012
    Project X is a horrible excuse for a comedy film. The film is crude, obscene and void of genuine laughs or good entertainment value. Right off the bat, you don't sympathize with the characters and you don't care about them either. A few lines made me smile, but overall this is one weak comedy and it doesn't stand out whatsoever. There's no thought in what went in to making this film and it seems as if the film's idea was drawn up on a napkin and studio executives were like "oh let's make a film with teens partying and drinking their asses off!" This is a dreadful movie that relies on teen party clichés for its plot. The film could have been much better, and it just ends up being a pointless mess from start to finish. To me this is just the bottom of the barrel of entertainment. I advise you if you consider watching something else if you come across this piece of crap. This is one film that never should have been made. I despised this one like the plague, and if you want a better party oriented film, watch Superbad, at least that one had great jokes, a good cast and plenty of terrific chaos that actually was hilarious. The only comical bits here are the parts where the Mercedes gets driven into the pool and the guy crashing the party with the flamethrower. Project X is a mess pure and simple, and it is definitely not a smart comedy. This is one of the worst films of 2012 and it is a film to definitely avoid.
    Alex r Super Reviewer

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