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  • Summary: Based on an actual summer camp for young actors, singers and dancers, Camp is the dramatic, hilarious and show-stopping story of a group of extraordinary kids growing up and discovering who they really are. (IFC Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. 88
    A summery confection crammed with fresh young talented faces that's hard not to love.
  2. Reviewed by: Rich Cline
    80
    This is the kind of film you can watch over and over again on several levels, especially as you mine the script for knowing jokes about the theatre (it's packed with them).
  3. "Meatballs" handled the sleep-away sex stuff better; here it feels like filler between the killer musical numbers that make even special guest Stephen Sondheim smile on his way out the door.
  4. The film's title is a double entendre, meant to be taken straight as a noun (as in summer camp) and bent as a verb (as in "to camp," an action self-consciously exaggerated or theatrical).
  5. A fresh, young energetic cast is this wobbly musical comedy's main claim to "Fame."
  6. Occasional clumsiness is easily coated over by the movie's overarching goodwill.
  7. 0
    Camp has also been compared to Alan Parker’s "Fame," which operates with a similar love of behind-the-scenes melodrama and youthful idealism, but different in that it doesn’t induce brain-swelling revulsion in the viewer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. AaronF.
    Mar 30, 2007
    6
    Good fun, especially the musical numbers, but the acting and writing are often times very awkward. it's very evident when the film Good fun, especially the musical numbers, but the acting and writing are often times very awkward. it's very evident when the film attempts to develop its one-dimensional characters that this is a first feature from writer/director Todd Graff. Collapse
  2. 24601booyah
    Jul 2, 2006
    6
    I loved the premise of this movie, but the final production was less than satisfactory. The musical theatre numbers were fantastic, "Ladies I loved the premise of this movie, but the final production was less than satisfactory. The musical theatre numbers were fantastic, "Ladies Who Lunch" was especially notable. However, there was something missing. Sorry to be so vague, but I came away from the movie wanting something more (and not in a good way). To be fair, the actors did a splendid job, but the movie itself just left me unsatisfied. Expand
  3. CharlieD.
    May 9, 2007
    0
    This "film" was the worst film I've ever seen, with a cliche story line and a terrible scrpt, it's 2 hours of my life I'm not This "film" was the worst film I've ever seen, with a cliche story line and a terrible scrpt, it's 2 hours of my life I'm not going to get back. Expand

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