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Project X (2012)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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, Rovimore
Rating: R (for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, drugs, drinking, pervasive language, reckless behavior and mayhem - all involving teens)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Matt Drake, Michael Bacall, Lawrence Lasker, Stanley Weiser, Matt Drake
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 19, 2012
Box Office: $54.7M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Brady Hender
as Everett
Martin Klebba
as Angry Little Person
Pete Gardner
as Older Guy
Sam Lant
as Freshman Party Crash...
Henry Michaelson
as Freshman Party Crash...
David Sánchez
as High School Student
Ayydé Vargas
as High School Student
Chelsea Carbaugh-Rut...
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 (133) | Top Critics (27)

Superbad for bullies.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

A politically-incorrect and surprisingly uneven teen comedy that 20-somethings will likely enjoy.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
John Hanlon Reviews

PROJECT X is the male gaze substantiated and concentrated into ninety sweaty minutes.

Full Review… | April 3, 2013

Project X misses the mark some of the time, but makes up for it by hosting the party of the decade.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
We Got This Covered

Unlike prior 'house party' movies, Project X says nothing meaningful about its subject matter and, instead, paints teens as unlikeable and reckless automatons.

Full Review… | September 30, 2012

Project X misses the mark some of the time, but makes up for it by hosting the party of the decade.

Full Review… | September 15, 2012
We Got This Covered

Audience Reviews for Project X


This was mental although slightly interesting, it doesnt offer much entertainment wise!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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 roy

Super Reviewer


This movie sucks; big time. Some of the chaos that occurs in the film's final forth was pretty entertaining, but that isn't saying much. "Project X" is the most unlikable movie I've seen in ages. The characters, the endless montages, and the (failed) humor; all trite.

Michael S

Super Reviewer

Project X Quotes

Freshman Party Crasher: Come on Costa, there's like 200 people here!
– Submitted by Facebook U (3 years ago)
Costa: The only thing your working on is diabetes you fat fuck. [talking to JB]
– Submitted by Facebook U (3 years ago)
Thomas: This place is ghetto as fuck. [talking about T-Rick's house]
– Submitted by Maggie G (3 years ago)
Costa: The guy isn't going to do shit. He punched a 12-year old in the face.
– Submitted by Samantha D (3 years ago)

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