Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. The teensploitation premise is like something a porn filmmaker from the '70s might have come up with. But Fired Up! has one added quirk: The script, credited to Freedom Jones, is a riot of tongue-twisting ironic sleaze -- it sounds like the first (and last) collaboration between Diablo Cody and Artie Lange.
  2. Reviewed by: Patrick Parker
    It’s surprisingly funny for another weak "American Pie" rip-off; Nicholas D'Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen make a hilarious pair; If you're under the age of 25 you’ll like it.
  3. I didn't half-mind Fired Up, but half a mind is more than it deserves.
  4. 50
    If this movie were a teenager, you'd put it on Ritalin right away.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Though not nearly as raucously funny as the leads in "Wedding Crashers," Nick and Shawn resemble junior versions of the one-track-minded womanizers played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
  6. Reviewed by: Kamal AL-Solaylee
    The movie has a sharper and more acerbic screenplay than you normally find in bargain-basement, D-list teen comedies.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Passable in its efficiency, Fired Up! is less offensive than it might have been while also managing to be staggeringly uninspired.
  8. A kind of dumb but also kind of smart-about-being-dumb comedy.
  9. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    If you loved "Wedding Crashers," then, for all intents and purposes, you've already seen Fired Up – because this new movie borrows from the 2005 Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson hit with such utter shamelessness, you have to wonder if royalty checks are already in the mail.
  10. 38
    Fired Up feels like everybody's first time doing anything - writing, acting, directing, cheerleading.
  11. It's like being trapped for an hour-and-a-half in a pound full of yappy puppies.
  12. 25
    Here is a movie that will do for cheerleading what "Friday the 13th" did for summer camp.
  13. Reviewed by: Perry Seibert
  14. 25
    Regardless of how low your expectations are regarding Fired Up!, it will still surprise you, and not in a good way.
  15. Tries waaay too hard, just like its motormouth jock-snark heroes.
  16. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    We're light years away from "Animal House," sure, but who ever thought we would long for the richer, funnier dignity of "American Pie?"
  17. Reviewed by: Jan Stuart
    Will Gluck directs with frantic, go-for-broke pacing, which is what you do when your reserves of wit are bankrupt.
  18. 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

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
    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
    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 »
  3. JesseM.
    Jun 18, 2009
    Despite this films failings -- and as the above reviewers had rattled on about at great length, there are many -- the chemistry between the two leads had me laughing start to finish. Perhaps I went it to it with such low expectations, it had to be good. Who knows... Full Review »