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The Real Cancun Reviews

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Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
May 28, 2003
If you want a movie in which teenagers have a lot of sex, then rent a Larry Clark film. These "real" documentaries contain far less truth than Christopher Guest's "mock" documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
April 26, 2003
This is the kind of fare that would be at home on late night cable, where its repetitiveness and mindlessness might offer channel surfers a cure for insomnia.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 29, 2003
| Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Terrible, explicit movie -- beware!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 24, 2003
Some nebbish 18-year-olds may be inspired by Alan's transformation into a party animal. Others may find it sickening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
As if we needed feature length versions of MTV's "The Real World," served up this weekend is two hours of Cancun hysteria. Is it real? Yup - real dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Scott Weinberg
May 5, 2003
...scene after scene of flirt, tease, posture, preen, rebuff. I've seen animal shows on Discovery that present their subject material with less clinical detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 24, 2003
Somehow the movie (which could easily have been titled Dude, Where's My Underwear?) managed to scrape up 16 college-age kids who are so callow they make this fantasy lifestyle look unattractive.
| Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
May 2, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 28, 2003
A lot of hard bodies with soft heads -- vain, shallow, vacuous, selfish, stupid, and well on their way to being puffy, pathetic drunks by the age of 40.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 9, 2003
Hardly qualifies as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 24, 2003
Those who sit through this mindlessness get the booby prize.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Ochieng
April 27, 2003 tequila shot experiment gone terribly bad...this 97-minute cheap thrill is a stilted and juvenile sociological misfire that's every bit as tedious as it is tacky...[a] fruitless fleshy fable
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 27, 2003
With its shimmering cinematography, The Real Cancun is better at hiding the city's grimy exterior than at being fun to watch.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
April 24, 2003
Who's more shallow, the people who want to be in a reality movie or the people who pay to see one?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
April 24, 2003
Who's to say what is appropriate since the only POV the filmmakers have is the one where dead presidents are staring back at them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
April 28, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
April 29, 2003
An exercise in bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
April 24, 2003
Purports to be reality TV's first major incursion into the movie world, but this isn't just loathsome cinema; it would be terrible television, too.
| Original Score: 0/4
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John Anderson
April 25, 2003
I don't want to say that The Real Cancun, is boring, but I fell asleep on my arm during the last 45 minutes and chewed it off rather than wake myself up.
| Original Score: 1/4
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