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. 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.
  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. 38
    Fired Up feels like everybody's first time doing anything - writing, acting, directing, cheerleading.
  7. 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.
  8. I didn't half-mind Fired Up, but half a mind is more than it deserves.
  9. Tries waaay too hard, just like its motormouth jock-snark heroes.
  10. A kind of dumb but also kind of smart-about-being-dumb comedy.
  11. It's like being trapped for an hour-and-a-half in a pound full of yappy puppies.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Reviewed by: Perry Seibert
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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?"
  18. 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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. 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 »
  2. 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 »
  3. TDKinDallas
    Jun 12, 2009
    A really bad movie, but I laughed a lot!