Wet Hot American Summer Synopsis
A camp's staff pursues romances that were brewing all season.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is so hilariously sly about something so fetishistically trivial that at times it appears to take in an entire culture through a...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The film keeps being yanked back from nothingness by this or that clever sendup, delivered by a small army of invigorated performers who...
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60

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
A mess, bouncing nonsensically from one style of farce to another, leaving large vacuums and dead spots — which may themselves, of...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The frantic proceedings are more likely to have you wishing this summer would just come to an end.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Lulls aside, Wain and Showalter deserve camp kudos for getting the details right.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Mostly it fails to score. Maybe that's why no one has attempted summer-camp comedy since the third "Meatballs" sequel a decade ago.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Harmless enough, and its team of actors so frisky and enthusiastic that it manages to deliver a modicum of laughs despite itself.
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38

USA Today

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The writing here is rarely funny, and often trite and predictable. A couple of scenes are downright disturbing:
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
This low-budget comedy will most likely try the patience of a paying audience with its uneven pacing, wavering tone and poor production...
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I want to escape, Oh, Muddah Faddah -- Life's too short for cinematic torture.
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CLASSIC

By mumariluz
Holy lord, is this movie ever funny....

You got to start somewhere

By ciscokidfpm
I got this movie because it started a then unknown Elizabeth Banks from Zack and Miri Make a Porno and W. If you want a better (at least watchable) Summer camp movie rent Meatballs with Bill Murray....

MUST SEE 10 TIMES!!!

By tbfetter
this movie is good the 1st, and by the 10th viewing it's perhaps the best and funniest movie ever. I'm going to go fondle my sweaters....

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Not funny and boring

By jamesknoll
Take any eighties camper or frat movie. Keep the cast. Roll forward thirty five years. Get dough. Make a camp movie with stale script, tired actors with no sense of shame. Pretend it's funny and...

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Rated R | For Strong Sexual Content, Language and Drug Sequence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Hilarious but raunchy parody is filled with sex, profanity.
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