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  • Summary: A satirical comedy about a college sorority girl (Ricci) who finds herself drawn into a relationship with a young disabled man (Harris).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. 88
    Is alive, and takes chances, and uses the wicked blade of satire in order to show up the complacent political correctness of other movies in its campus genre.
  2. An odd and oddly endearing romantic black comedy.
  3. Fitfully daring, Pumpkin isn't quite sure what it's about -- the tone bounces between thudding satire and toothless camp parody -- but it's definitely a bad-mannered child of our times.
  4. 50
    Jas some nice moments, a great soundtrack and some wonderful works by the dark-even-while-light Ricci.
  5. 40
    The satire is broad and easy, while the romance is thoroughly unconvincing.
  6. The result is hit or miss, with a laugh here and there, ultimately creating an aura of hopeless and drawn-out improbability.
  7. An amazing film amazingly tasteless, tin-eared and awkward, but amazing all the same. Anyone with a predilection for bad movies might want to see it, if only in an inspecting-the-wreckage spirit, since because movies this misguided come but once or twice a year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. May 29, 2012
    A strange movie, that mixes satire and moralistic drama. In it's satire it works quite well, similar in tone to Wet Hot American Summer. But it then also has the dramatic, emotional romance that it tries to mix into the rest of the film. Sometimes the balance works great, but others it just spoils the tone. It's as if American Psycho and Pride and Prejudice were edited together. I feel like it compares a lot to the movie Saved, which came out a couple of years after Pumpkin. I feel works a lot better, it mixes comedy with romantic drama a lot more fluently in a similar elitist-school setting, and I just wish Pumpkin didn't have to be quite so heavy-handed in it's moralistic journey. Expand

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