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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 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) Expand
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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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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. 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". Expand

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