Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. You're in the Movies, will easily appeal to kids, but adults are sure to find this game just as entertaining.
  2. If you’re willing to loosen up and act silly, the end product can be hilarious, especially if you completely ignore the “director’s” instructions.
  3. If four players do a round of You're in the Movies, a round will take approx. 30 minutes of time. It is an entertaining game, but there are some technical problems concerning shadows, light and distance. Another problem is that the mini games get boring after a short time.
  4. You’re in the Movies is a neat little party game; it offers plenty of fun in short bursts, however, don’t expect your guests to be amused for long periods of time as the movies and mini games are just slight variations of one another.
  5. Playing mini-games and watching a movie featuring yourself and your friends is fun the first few times, but it wears off fast. The game does a good job of including everyone and providing a fun time, and the Director's Mode extends its value, but if you already own the camera and get tired of party games easily, perhaps there isn't a good enough reason to jump into this purchase.
  6. 65
    As a family game with a really low barrier of entry this game is a reasonable success. It does a great job of involving everyone in the room, as a part of the scenery if not in a starring role. Hopefully this isn't a flash in the pan and is a sign of a more healthy supply of games using the 360's previously dusty camera peripheral.
  7. Playing alone is a tepid affair(even with create-a-clip Director Mode), and we would've liked meatier mini-games and more interactivity in general(waiting and watching are your primary actions), but this $70 package offers enough amusing antics and cheesy clips in it's four-player mode to warrant an audition at your next party or family gathering. [Jan 2009, p.75[
  8. You're in the movies is probably that type of game you only bring out at parties.
  9. There are neat ideas at work, but ultimately, the premise and structure of You're In The Movies is a little too thin to recommend. If you're going to be getting a rowdy group together, and you're patient enough to get the camera working, it can make for a fun evening or two. But the thrills don't last.
  10. The whole production’s chintzy Hollywood feel is just right, and there’s plenty to keep its target audience entertained. [Jan 2009, p.90]
  11. A brilliant bit of fun for an hour or two. [Feb 2009, p.86]
  12. 58
    But Movies is a videogame, not an acting studio; it's the game parts that wear thin, becoming more tedious than fun. Ultimately, Movies is that type of game you only bring out at parties, and even then, your guests will probably ask to play Rock Band or Guitar Hero instead.
  13. You’re in the Movies is largely a technological failure, making the game impossible to play at times. It’s fun to participate in the different minigames for a while, but the only reward is a minute-long trailer that is way too short to include enough images from the efforts everyone’s made during playing.
  14. Although this will amuse to begin with, it won’t be long before you wish you had saved your cash for something else.
  15. I know there was good intent that went into the making of the game, but, in all honesty, it turned out to be a very glitchy mess.
  16. Yes, there are 30 B-movie scenarios, and plenty of mini-games, but the game isn't structured well enough to keep everyone interested and the end results aren't worth the effort.
  17. A worthy idea but one that just isn’t deep enough to sustain the experience. After one playthrough you’ll feel as if you’ve seen all there is to see and you’d be right.
  18. Despite some great presentation and a number of nice touches, it's ultimately extremely hard to recommend You're in the Movies to anyone.
  19. You're in the Movies is a box-office bust, despite featuring your own recognizable stars.
  20. 42
    The pacing is bad, the activities are boring, the Vision Camera is an annoyance and handcuffs the entire experience, and the payoff for all of your hardships isn’t fulfilling in the slightest.
  21. People don't live in movie studios. They live in houses and flats that are lit for comfort, not to fulfill the technical requirements of an aging webcam. If you really want to put yourself and your friends on the TV, leave this failed experiment on the shelf, and put the money towards a digital camcorder instead.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Apr 24, 2013
    4
    As many other people I would suspect purchased this game they mainly were after the live vision camera and the game itself was considered aAs many other people I would suspect purchased this game they mainly were after the live vision camera and the game itself was considered a bonus. I was however generally suprised that I put this game in and did enjoy it however the game loses its appeal after a couple of play-throughs due to its repetitiveness and then becomes dull and tedious to play. I did manage to play this with me and a friend and it was found to be a bit more enjoyable but again was brought down by the gameplay again repeating itself.

    My suggestion is for the price it is currently being sold at here on amazon to get it but only really if you want the live vision camera or have four friends to play with on a regular basis who you may generally enjoy playing games that make you all look like complete morons in front of one another
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  2. Oct 3, 2010
    4
    A little bit of a rip off. The background graphics are horrendous, yet the total outcome is pretty cool. Interesting, yet kind of a horribleA little bit of a rip off. The background graphics are horrendous, yet the total outcome is pretty cool. Interesting, yet kind of a horrible way for a game to be. Full Review »
  3. MandaJohnson
    Jun 29, 2009
    10
    This game is hilarious and loads of fun. If all you want to use your xbox for is the latest shooter - move along, you probably won't This game is hilarious and loads of fun. If all you want to use your xbox for is the latest shooter - move along, you probably won't enjoy it. If you love having fun, acting silly, being a dork and involving your friends - it's a RIOT! Full Review »