Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. 38
    Fired Up feels like everybody's first time doing anything - writing, acting, directing, cheerleading.
  2. It's like being trapped for an hour-and-a-half in a pound full of yappy puppies.
  3. 25
    Here is a movie that will do for cheerleading what "Friday the 13th" did for summer camp.
  4. Reviewed by: Perry Seibert
    25
    Raunchy.
  5. 25
    Regardless of how low your expectations are regarding Fired Up!, it will still surprise you, and not in a good way.
  6. Tries waaay too hard, just like its motormouth jock-snark heroes.
  7. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    10
    We're light years away from "Animal House," sure, but who ever thought we would long for the richer, funnier dignity of "American Pie?"
  8. Reviewed by: Jan Stuart
    10
    Will Gluck directs with frantic, go-for-broke pacing, which is what you do when your reserves of wit are bankrupt.
  9. 0
    On the off chance that anyone out there would want to spend time with guys like this—and would appreciate a bonus plug for Staples' recycled paper products, too--this movie has been made just for them.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Aug 19, 2014
    6
    Not terrible, probably better than most other films in the cheer leading genre.
    A cheer-leading film which is more "masculine" focused and
    aimed primary more to the male democratic but females will also enjoy.
    There are a few classic teen comedy jokes which have been recycled from other movies, but overall the movie is just a bit of fun.
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  2. Dec 1, 2010
    7
    Hyper-fast teen comedy made to make people laugh and not to be taken too seriously. The jokes come hard, fast and un-PC, but they are never mean-spirited; there are tons of obvious and obscure (visual and verbal) references for geeky viewers to parse and the whole thing is extremely self-referential and postmodern-y. Think less "American Pie" and "Bring It On" and more "Clueless" and "Popular" on hormonal overdrive. Well worth a watch, just like the director's follow-up "Easy A". Full Review »