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  • Summary: A new outrageous comedy, College is the story of three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshman anticipating the best weekend of their lives. Once there, the rowdiest fraternity on campus decides to recruit the boys as pledges, subjecting them to endlessA new outrageous comedy, College is the story of three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshman anticipating the best weekend of their lives. Once there, the rowdiest fraternity on campus decides to recruit the boys as pledges, subjecting them to endless humiliations, in return for granting them access to the no-holds-barred college party scene. But once the boys catch the eye of some of the older sorority girls, the threatened Frat-boys increase the pre-frosh humiliation and blackmail them by threatening to expose their age. The boys decide to fight back, retaliating with a major revenge scheme that lands them on top. What began as the weekend-from-hell turns into the BEST. WEEKEND. EVER. (MGM) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. Friendly yet toothless, College musters little energy even as anarchic-party-movie nostalgia.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    40
    Hardly superbad, but sorta OK.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    38
    An ugly, unfunny frat comedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Kamal AL-Solaylee
    25
    In the battle for the hearts, minds and fat wallets of North American teens, College fights dirtier and sinks lower than most gross-out screen comedies.
  5. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    20
    A tedious, by-the-numbers raunch-fest that exists strictly because it can.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    0
    Film critics never come home stinking of their honest labor, but the nearest equivalent is reviewing something like College, which leaves its stain on one's very humanity.

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  2. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. GerronK
    Sep 1, 2008
    5
    It has its good moments, but still a weak entry into the genre.
  2. JonasH.
    Oct 8, 2008
    3
    I giggled at moments, and the movie definitely has its moments, but oh my god it's bad. It is so obvious that it sticks to a structure I giggled at moments, and the movie definitely has its moments, but oh my god it's bad. It is so obvious that it sticks to a structure it's awkwardly, embarrassingly obvious, as if the creators made no effort at all to make it seemless. It's definitely the worst college/high-school movie produced this decade. Expand
  3. ChadS.
    Aug 30, 2008
    0
    Morris(Kevin Covais) puts it out there; the notion about senior year being the last go-around for he and his high school buddies. But before Morris(Kevin Covais) puts it out there; the notion about senior year being the last go-around for he and his high school buddies. But before "College" goes lowbrow in the most puerile ways imaginable, Morris tries to connect with Kevin(Drake Bell) and Carter(Andrew Caldwell) in the same intimate manner that Judd Apatow's characters do on a regular basis. It's a short-lived moment. Although films such as "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express" should've put an end to the neo-teen sex comedy, "College" gives it the old college try, but a film in the key of "American Pie"("Band Camp" & "The Naked Mile" went straight to DVD) is passe. The failure of "College" to entice moviegoers officially makes Apatow the John Hughes of this generation. By the time the third installment of "Porky's"("Porky's Revenge") rolled out into domestic theaters(and drive-ins!), Hughes' "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" made moviegoers clamor for thoughtful teenagers who were a little horny, not the other way around. Like the creator of "Freaks and Geeks", Hughes humanized the young American on screen, and in the audience. Straight males in Apatow films are allowed to share their feelings with members of the same sex(Jonah Hill & Michael Cera in "Superbad"), but in "College", to be emotionally frank with a guy is "too gay". That's why Morris goes on a bender, frequently uses profanity, and screws a college girl. "College" is old school. Only girlfriends are allowed to convey their anxiety about losing each other after graduation is over. But Morris need not worry, because the best joke in "College" suggests that he'll be seeing a lot of Kevin and Carter in the future. The three principal leads, albeit not dead ringers, bear a physical resemblance, and have similar personas, to the record shop employees in Stephen Frears' "High Fidelity"(based on the novel by Nick Hornby). Expand
  4. WayneN.
    Sep 1, 2008
    0
    This is the filthiest put down of our youth and higher education that you could put on the screen and charge people to see. I walked out and This is the filthiest put down of our youth and higher education that you could put on the screen and charge people to see. I walked out and I blame myself for not reviewing it better. Expand
  5. Anonymous
    Aug 31, 2008
    0
    This movie was glaringly formulae. The acting was terrible but the directing was absolutely ridiculous. I mean, the dialogue and scene This movie was glaringly formulae. The acting was terrible but the directing was absolutely ridiculous. I mean, the dialogue and scene transitions were so banal and inane I was in utter disbelief. This is the worst attempt at film making I can remember seeing in a theater and possible anywhere for that matter. I feel remote and despondent after having witnessed such a painfully pathetic example of what the human mind can accomplish. Expand

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