Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Is alive, and takes chances, and uses the wicked blade of satire in order to show up the complacent political correctness of other movies in its campus genre.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
I laughed harder at Pumpkin than at any other film I've seen this year -- but be warned: This dark campus comedy is not for all tastes, or probably even most tastes.
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By James Berardinelli
Pumpkin's two greatest strengths: the majority of the film is original and engaging, and Christina Ricci turns in another fine performance. This pair of assets alone is worth the price of admission.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Fitfully daring, Pumpkin isn't quite sure what it's about -- the tone bounces between thudding satire and toothless camp parody -- but it's definitely a bad-mannered child of our times.
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Chicago Tribune

Wildly uneven but nonetheless intriguing and funny.
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Film Threat

It rebounds in the last moments and I thought successfully blended satire, high camp and yet another sexual taboo into a really funny movie.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As PC busting goes, this first feature directed by Tony R. Abrams and scribe Adam Larson Broder shoots at close range, and there's something endearing about the way the filmmakers fire away so eagerly at such fluorescent-colored targets.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
After a lively start -- the sorority sisters, shaken by the slightest imperfection in themselves, cannot cope with handicapped athletes -- the film smooths its rough edges and reduces complex characters to sitcom stooges. Call it an opportunity missed.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Witless, insulting satire of sorority girls that shamelessly ridicules the mentally challenged. The filmmakers aren't exactly Mensa candidates themselves.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An amazing film amazingly tasteless, tin-eared and awkward, but amazing all the same. Anyone with a predilection for bad movies might want to see it, if only in an inspecting-the-wreckage spirit, since because movies this misguided come but once or twice a year.
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46 out of 100
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