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Psycho Beach Party Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 14, 2014
Immaculate execution in every detail of one poor conception after another... uninspired, arrogant, and lazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Cole Smithey
November 16, 2007
Cool original camp. This is a fun little movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
February 4, 2004
It's Back to the Beach writ saucy.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
It's all enjoyable enough, but it's played so broadly that it loses whatever impact it might have had.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
January 25, 2003
Sharp satire. Great fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
November 18, 2002
If this wearying exercise in camp, rib-nudging double entendres, rhyming gollyspeak and groovy-daddio! set design wrapped around a wan murder mystery sounds like an Annette Funicello movie gone to hell, it at least succeeds on one level.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
Technically primitive but still enjoyable raunchfest.
Janet Branagan
Apollo Guide
August 28, 2001
A funny tongue-in-cheek comedy, cinematic commentary and murder mystery all rolled in to one.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
June 15, 2001
PBP made a smooth transition from stage to screen; I suppose since the play was mocking movies, making a movie of it was a more logical use of the script.
Full Review| Original Score: 3
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
It's too much filmed theater to come alive fully on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Shay Casey
Jacksonville Film Journal
February 14, 2001
It may be fluff, but it's knowing, relatively enjoyable fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It definitively skewers the false innocence of American pop culture on the eve of the countercultural deluge.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Ernest Hardy
January 1, 2000
Saddled with both a script and direction that never comes near the wit or cleverness in Busch's own performance.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Just full of hot air.
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Awkward combination of garish set decoration and muffled humor.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Entertaining, tongue-in-cheek fun that's real cool, daddy-o.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable, if weightless, romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Sometimes more fun to describe than to watch.
Robert Strohmeyer
January 1, 2000
Not since Rocky Horror has the film world produced such a vibrant farce of teen angst, violence, and sexual deviance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A guaranteed howl.
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