Wet Hot American Summer Reviews

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March 31, 2019
But even with its tackiness arched at an ironic angle, "Wet Hot American Summer's" long-term fate is to become at best a last-minute accessory to a Blockbuster night of pizza and beverages.
July 19, 2014
Where is Jason Voorhess, the hockey-masked killer of Camp Crystal Lake, when you really need him?
February 23, 2012
...has its moments, but considering the cast there should be far more of them.
July 14, 2007
The writers decided to load the film with a school busload of one-joke characters.
November 24, 2004
February 5, 2004
September 5, 2003
[Despite] some clever storylines and a few moments of comic genius, Summer is not only extremely unfunny, it's often downright repulsive.
July 26, 2003
That whooshing sound you hear is the majority of the jokes in Wet Hot American Summer sailing right over my head.
March 10, 2003
It's a lot more fun than you'd expect.
June 28, 2002
This one won't have any studios reaching for their checkbooks to order another film. Very unfortunate.
March 24, 2002
[Wet Hot American Summer] lampoons [1980s pop culture] with a weird combination of fetishistic reverence, rarefied irony, and stifling self-consciousness that is more funny strange than funny ha-ha.
February 9, 2002
Parodying a cinematic genre that is already comedic in nature is an exceedingly difficult -- if not Sisyphean -- task, which partly explains why Wet Hot American Summer fails far more often than it succeeds.
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.
January 6, 2002
This is supposed to be funny? It was so depressing I almost started to cry.
December 7, 2001
A putrid, insipid, morbidly unfunny comedy.
October 12, 2001
There are times when the only sporadically funny comedy threatens to become worse than the increasingly horrid Meatballs sequels.
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.
September 20, 2001
This is an almost laughless bomb.
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.
September 4, 2001
Relaxed, silly but never quite inspired.
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