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. 25
    Here is a movie that will do for cheerleading what "Friday the 13th" did for summer camp.
  2. 25
    Regardless of how low your expectations are regarding Fired Up!, it will still surprise you, and not in a good way.
  3. 38
    Fired Up feels like everybody's first time doing anything - writing, acting, directing, cheerleading.
  4. 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.
  5. Tries waaay too hard, just like its motormouth jock-snark heroes.
  6. It's like being trapped for an hour-and-a-half in a pound full of yappy puppies.
  7. Reviewed by: Perry Seibert
    25
    Raunchy.
  8. 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?"
  9. 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.
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 »