American Pie

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30

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Critic Reviews

  1. TNT RoughCut
    Reviewed by: M. Meghan McCarthy
    60
    What is refreshing about this film is that most of the characters seem like real people.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    Cheesy homage to a level of horniness Austin Powers could only imagine will be a dream movie for many a teenage boy.
  3. 60
    The movie lover in you will recoil; your inner sophomore will rejoice.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeff Giles
    60
    A surprisingly earnest and cautionary movie, careful to attract female viewers and not freak parents out too badly.
  5. Another giggly gross-out comedy for teenagers.
  6. Charlotte Observer
    Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    50
    The story was primitive, the characters unmemorable, the direction unsophisticated, the writing cliched, the photography and music drab, the pacing uneven, the acting varying from adroitly funny to exaggerated.
  7. I'd appreciate toilet humor more if it weren't so often so unimaginative.
  8. A limp excuse for a coming-of-age flick, more interested in sexploits than sex, more adept at gross-out than girls.
  9. 50
    A go-for-the-lowest-common-denominator grab bag of raunchy sex gags and freakish outbursts. The cool thing is that it works.
  10. 40
    Returns the teen movie to the uncomplicated glory days of "Porky's" and "Losin' It."
  11. Among this year's bumper crop of shallow teen-age movies, it is the shallowest and the most prurient.
User Score
4.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 423 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  1. May 17, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. There are some scenes in American Pie that are amusing. One scene that I found funny was the scene where Jim is dancing for Nadia. He doesn't realize they're being watched on the internet by others. He has a webcam and everyone is watching them through a link. Jim sends the link to everyone so they then have access to his webcam. He's only supposed to send the link to his friend's but he addresses the email wrong. Jim blows his shot with Nadia, then at school the next day everyone knows about his failure. He doesn't catch on to the fact that many people were watching them instantly but he does. Some acting in the movie was well done like Alyson Hannigan as the band geek and Eugene Levy's role as Jim's father. Overall though American Pie fails to be a hilarious, smart comedy. It is mildly amusing but mostly lame due to the crudeness of the sexual content and the gross out gags that misfire. Full Review »
  2. Apr 13, 2012
    1
    this is a porn not a movie basically every 5 seconds someone is having sex or there are boobs this movie is not funny at all im a teenager andthis is a porn not a movie basically every 5 seconds someone is having sex or there are boobs this movie is not funny at all im a teenager and i would never want to be do%&he bags like the people in this movie and not to mention most of the jokes are disgusting because people are like puking everywhere and making people drink horse sperm its horrible but ill give it a 1 for the boobs lol Full Review »
  3. May 11, 2011
    2
    Really america? This is what qualifies as hysterical comedy? An endless stream of sight gags and sex jokes. If you don't want to have to thinkReally america? This is what qualifies as hysterical comedy? An endless stream of sight gags and sex jokes. If you don't want to have to think here is your movie. If you like the same jokes you liked when you were 12 this is your movie. I also recommend you pick up Captain Underpants books, you'll LOVE them! Grow up and get yourself some George Carlin DVD's. Full Review »