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Variety

By Joe Leydon
Although it falls far short of fulfilling its full potential as a dark comedy of desperation, Dead Man on Campus is a modestly amusing...
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60

TV Guide

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The story's not much, but this dark comedy contains moments of unexpected wit.
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60

The New York Times

A predictably dumb movie made for very young audiences, playing to youth's love of excess and loaded with masturbation jokes.
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50

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The bad news is that the opening credits, which make sick and darkly comic allusions to suicide, are the best thing about the film.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a satire of new-style collegiate types, this MTV production actually evinces a few germs of rancid wit.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Unfortunately for the poor viewer trapped into sitting through this 95 minute mess, the humor is both conventional and unfunny, the script...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The overall premise, involving mental illness and suicide, isn't all that funny, at least not in practice, and the picture begins to seem...
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Dead Man on Campus, a supposed black comedy produced by MTV, is simply awful.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
A dark comedy caught in a white-light washout, it's neither mean enough to be funny, nor funny enough to mean much.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The product of a first-time director and writers who have no sense of scene structure or shape, or even a discernible sense of humour.
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