National Lampoon's Van Wilder Synopsis
An underachieving collegian (Ryan Reynolds) needs money to stay in school.
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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,...
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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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I don't know what I was thinking.

By H3OIndra
And that's all I have to say about that....

National Lampoon's Van Wilder review

By movies_r_my_thing
This movie's great, Van is really witty...

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Rated R | For Language, Gross Humor, Some Drug Content and Strong Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids 17 and under The grossest, most disgusting humor imaginable.
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