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Wet Hot American Summer Reviews

March 7, 2018
This shamefully underpromoted, gloriously silly romp made me laugh harder than any other movie this summer...this blissfully unimportant movie starts in a deceptively low key, gradually unveiling its total lunacy.
July 28, 2011
The skewering of underdog sports clichés, horny teen staples and Vietnam-trauma melodrama is long overdue and perfectly irreverent in execution.
June 22, 2007
Have a good summer.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: C-
January 6, 2002
This is supposed to be funny? It was so depressing I almost started to cry.
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
September 20, 2001
This is an almost laughless bomb.
Full Review | Original Score: F
August 31, 2001
Likably silly.
August 31, 2001
A sloppy, unhinged hellzapoppin that occasionally hits its targets but more often seems out of control and desperate to please.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2001
David Wain and Michael Showalter simply set up a bunch of stock characters in stock situations, and then repeatedly explode the clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2001
There's no getting around the fact that it's a hit-and-miss proposition.
August 31, 2001
I want to escape, / Oh, Muddah Faddah-- / Life's too short for cinematic torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 30, 2001
This movie strains so hard to be funny, it almost ruptures itself.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2001
This low-budget comedy will most likely try the patience of a paying audience with its uneven pacing, wavering tone and poor production quality.
August 2, 2001
August 2, 2001
The laughs are scattershot.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 27, 2001
The writing here is rarely funny, and often trite and predictable.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 27, 2001
This sloppy comedy may be a pleasant reminder of days gone by.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 27, 2001
What the world doesn't need now is an homage to Bill Murray's 1979 summer-camp hit Meatballs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 27, 2001
Simply seems like a dim-witted addition to an already undistinguished canon.
July 27, 2001
A spoof that manages to be even stupider than the pictures it's spoofing.
July 26, 2001
Often it's funny, and often it isn't.
July 26, 2001
A loving and meticulous re-creation of the last moment before American youth culture went permanently ironic.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 24, 2001
It's a comedy without a map.