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Wet Hot American Summer Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 31, 2001
I want to escape, / Oh, Muddah Faddah-- / Life's too short for cinematic torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 2, 2001
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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
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 27, 2001
The writing here is rarely funny, and often trite and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
August 28, 2001
Never before have I seen a movie try so hard to be deliberately awful -- and succeed so wildly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
July 24, 2001
It's a comedy without a map.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
July 26, 2001
Often it's funny, and often it isn't.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 27, 2001
What the world doesn't need now is an homage to Bill Murray's 1979 summer-camp hit Meatballs.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 2, 2001
The laughs are scattershot.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 30, 2001
This movie strains so hard to be funny, it almost ruptures itself.
| Original Score: 1/5
John Venable
June 28, 2002
This one won't have any studios reaching for their checkbooks to order another film. Very unfortunate.
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
September 20, 2001
This is an almost laughless bomb.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
February 5, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Shawn Levy
December 7, 2001
A putrid, insipid, morbidly unfunny comedy.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
August 31, 2001
Not only do most of the jokes fall flat ... but they also quickly wear thin and soon become both irritating and annoying.
April 20, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
September 8, 2001
I strongly suggest forgoing Wet Hot American Summer. That scent of sex in the air? It's one limp, cold American odor.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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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