Wet Hot American Summer Reviews

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March 31, 2019
The title of this inventive absurdist comedy (2001) is meant to mislead-it's not a sex movie but a parody, and the loose feel is part of its genius.
March 31, 2019
Structured only by its time frame (the last day of camp) and total commitment to casualness, the movie feels tossed off in the most appealing way,
March 8, 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 8, 2014
Hilarious but raunchy parody is filled with sex, profanity.
July 28, 2011
The skewering of underdog sports clichs, horny teen staples and Vietnam-trauma melodrama is long overdue and perfectly irreverent in execution.
May 20, 2008
Fairly hilarious -- if still scattershot -- final reels will leave auds feeling they've gotten their money's worth.
July 23, 2007
This was always more or less destined to be a cult comedy, passed along enthusiastically on video/DVD.
June 22, 2007
Have a good summer.
December 6, 2005
Few genres could lend themselves less readily to satire, much less a satire arriving 20 years too late... [but] one quality of comedy is that if it's funny, it needs no further justification, and Wet Hot American Summer is funny enough.
June 20, 2005
A dumb - and fitfully funny - send-up of an already dumb genre.
October 30, 2004
December 30, 2003
Destined to become a clut classic.
October 24, 2003
When the jokes work, they really work.
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.
November 7, 2002
Ensemble spoof of '80s flicks such as Meatballs and Little Darlings is a camp comedy -- in more ways than one.
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."
April 17, 2002
Wet Hot American Summer is just too damn funny for its own good, thanks to an extraordinarily talented cast with brilliant comedic timing.
February 25, 2002
If ever a movie was destined for Dazed and Confused or Caddyshack status, Wet Hot American Summer is an obvious choice.
January 22, 2002
Wet Hot American Summer succeeds where other spoofs have failed because it is written and interpreted by actors who lived and laughed at movies like Meatballs and Porky's.
August 31, 2001
Likably silly.
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