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  • Summary: Shawn and Nick are top scorers on the Ford High School football team…both on and off the field. When they hatch a scheme to trade their footballs for pom poms and join the school’s most beautiful girls at cheer camp, the new team members actually give the girls’ historically awful cheerShawn and Nick are top scorers on the Ford High School football team…both on and off the field. When they hatch a scheme to trade their footballs for pom poms and join the school’s most beautiful girls at cheer camp, the new team members actually give the girls’ historically awful cheer squad a chance at success. And when Shawn falls for the head cheerleader, the boys must learn some new moves and unleash their inner spirit to prove their intentions before the all-important cheer competition finals. (Sony Pictures) Collapse
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  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: Claudia Puig
    50
    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.
  3. I didn't half-mind Fired Up, but half a mind is more than it deserves.
  4. 38
    Fired Up feels like everybody's first time doing anything - writing, acting, directing, cheerleading.
  5. 25
    Here is a movie that will do for cheerleading what "Friday the 13th" did for summer camp.
  6. 25
    Regardless of how low your expectations are regarding Fired Up!, it will still surprise you, and not in a good way.
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. MichaelN
    Feb 23, 2009
    10
    I think the main reason it's getting reviews that aren't good is that the target audience is mainly younger people, rather than the I think the main reason it's getting reviews that aren't good is that the target audience is mainly younger people, rather than the people who are most likely to be reviewing it. I thought it was funny from the beginning to the end. It was joke after joke after joke. It was consistently funny throughout the entire movie. The ending is also kind of a surprise. It's definitely enjoyable, and it's worth seeing. Expand
  2. rickyr
    Feb 21, 2009
    8
    This movie isn't as bad as everyone else is saying it is. it isn't only about two guys who are womanizers but also about a This movie isn't as bad as everyone else is saying it is. it isn't only about two guys who are womanizers but also about a cheerleading squad that comes in last every year and with the help of these "womanizers" come up and do better than ever before. Expand
  3. 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 neverHyper-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". Expand
  4. JayH
    May 30, 2009
    6
    There aren't many surprises, but I enjoyed the movie and it did at least make me laugh. The cast is fun and the characters are likable. There aren't many surprises, but I enjoyed the movie and it did at least make me laugh. The cast is fun and the characters are likable. Let's call it a guilty pleasure. Juliette Goglia is terrific as the conniving little sister. Expand
  5. 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
    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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  6. TDKinDallas
    Jun 12, 2009
    4
    A really bad movie, but I laughed a lot!
  7. FDenkins
    Feb 21, 2009
    0
    I especially hate how all these sh*tty comedies dress their ad campaigns up to make em all seem like the next "Knocked Up" or "Superbad".

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