63

Boston Globe

By Loren King
Reynolds is the best thing about Van Wilder.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The result is a movie that is both laugh-out-loud funny and cringe-worthily silent.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Studded with Lampoon/John Hughes anachronisms.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
An unabashedly bad movie full of cliches, claptrap, fairly good rock 'n' roll and stomach-turning gross-out gags.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A movie that shouldn't be allowed on the same campus as "Animal House."
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has to go down as a failed comedy. It's just not enough of a comedy.
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25

Miami Herald

By Charles Savage
This utter waste of time has next-to-nothing to do with the infinitely wittier golden-age National Lampoon movies.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Laughter for me was such a physical impossibility during National Lampoon's Van Wilder that had I not been pledged to sit through the film, I would have lifted myself up by my bootstraps and fled.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Even by teen gross-out movie standards Van Wilder makes "Sorority Boys" look like "Some Like It Hot."
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10

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Painfully flat gross-out comedy.
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26 out of 100
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