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Project X Reviews

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 5, 2012
This is a film desperately in need of a McLovin. Also, jokes would help. And comedic chemistry between the actors. And an ending that isn't a bolted-on cop-out. Save yourselves. It's too late for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 3, 2012
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 2, 2012
Ultimately, Project X is an example of why gimmicks rarely work, especially once the new shine has worn off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 2, 2012
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
March 2, 2012
"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.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 2, 2012
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Debruge
Variety
March 2, 2012
With its cast of unfamiliar faces and catalog of underage wish-fulfillment fantasies, this game-changing instant classic will doubtless inspire imitators.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
March 2, 2012
These kids apparently attend Actress-Model High School, where the guys run the gamut from hot to dorky, but practically every female is skinny, stacked and ready to flash their racks to apparently dozens of video cameras.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 2, 2012
As party porn goes, "Project X" has its moments. In terms of drama, character or intelligence, it's pure bong water.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 2, 2012
It's a perfectly lame movie that speaks intriguingly to the way we live now.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
March 2, 2012
There is no way you could make this movie stupider or more pointlessly noisy than it already is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
March 2, 2012
A thin, painfully overlong comedy about an out-of-control party thrown by a trio of high-school losers.
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
March 1, 2012
Halfway through this movie I thought I was giving it an F, but then...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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William Goss
Film.com
March 1, 2012
Pasadena, in case you were wondering, is where the meaning of the word "epic" goes to die.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 1, 2012
[It] feeds I Love the '80s clichés through a kind of bobbing-camera Mixmaster. It's Can't Hardly Wait for the age of Jersey Shore.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
March 1, 2012
The "Animal House" of the iPhone generation? Could be. Pretty enjoyable for parents too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
March 1, 2012
An unapologetic and breathlessly amoral cinematic debauch about a California high school kid whose parents leave town and who throws an out-of-control, alcohol-soaked, drug-fueled, sex-crazed, jiggling-naked-breast-filled suburban bacchanal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 1, 2012
[It] would be every parent's worst nightmare if it weren't so inane.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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March 1, 2012
The movie is ugly in both its look and outlook. It aims for the bottom and hits the bulls-eye.
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
March 1, 2012
Have teenagers always been this idiotic or does Project X move the goalposts?
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 1, 2012
This is a music video, a commercial, a deluxe MySpace page, with knockoffs of the boys from "Superbad.''
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 1, 2012
"Project X" grows repetitive and starts running out of steam, and you begin to wonder what could possibly occur over the remaining 30 minutes or so.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 1, 2012
The only people likely to buy into the oh-so-shocking exploits of the teen comedy "Project X" are those who can't get invited to their own high school parties.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
March 1, 2012
It raised my moral outrage heckles in ways I didn't think possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
March 1, 2012
There's a lot to dislike about Project X.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
February 29, 2012
The whole thing is chaotic and crazy, but it's also fairly predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
February 29, 2012
Beneath its raunchy veneer, the movie is so noble and good-hearted that even the dog gets laid before the night is out. Twice.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4