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Wet Hot American Summer Reviews

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show
July 19, 2014
Where is Jason Voorhess, the hockey-masked killer of Camp Crystal Lake, when you really need him?
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
July 8, 2014
Hilarious but raunchy parody is filled with sex, profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
February 23, 2012
...has its moments, but considering the cast there should be far more of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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William Goss
July 28, 2011
The skewering of underdog sports clichés, horny teen staples and Vietnam-trauma melodrama is long overdue and perfectly irreverent in execution.
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
This was always more or less destined to be a cult comedy, passed along enthusiastically on video/DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 22, 2007
Have a good summer.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 20, 2005
A dumb - and fitfully funny - send-up of an already dumb genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 30, 2003
Destined to become a clut classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marcy Dermansky
October 24, 2003
When the jokes work, they really work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 26, 2003
That whooshing sound you hear is the majority of the jokes in Wet Hot American Summer sailing right over my head.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Once you get into the flow with Wain and Showalter and understand what they're trying to do, the movie is pretty damn funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Ensemble spoof of '80s flicks such as Meatballs and Little Darlings is a camp comedy -- in more ways than one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
July 9, 2002
The funniest cinematic camp experience since Pugsley and Wednesday freaked everyone out with their rendition of the first Thanksgiving in "Addams Family Values."
| Original Score: 8/10
John Venable
June 28, 2002
This one won't have any studios reaching for their checkbooks to order another film. Very unfortunate.
Pete Croatto
February 25, 2002
If ever a movie was destined for Dazed and Confused or Caddyshack status, Wet Hot American Summer is an obvious choice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
February 8, 2002
For all its failings, Wet Hot maintains energy and high spirits over most of its length. The trouble is, such energy and spirits are not infectious, and the movies it mocks were better.
| Original Score: C-
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
This is supposed to be funny? It was so depressing I almost started to cry.
| Original Score: 0/5
Shawn Levy
December 7, 2001
A putrid, insipid, morbidly unfunny comedy.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 12, 2001
There are times when the only sporadically funny comedy threatens to become worse than the increasingly horrid Meatballs sequels.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 21, 2001
An excruciating collection of scenes that fall brutally flat, all played and directed so ineptly that there's virtually no rhythm (or laughs) to the result.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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