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  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2013
Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Sep 25, 2013
    40
    A formulaic comedy that displays as much subtlety as its title.
  2. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Sep 26, 2013
    40
    It has a good heart and a good cast, mixing Hollywood veterans with some of today’s better young TV stars. But the movie is strenuously, exhaustingly unfunny, in a way that makes its phoniness harder to bear.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Oct 15, 2013
    50
    Winning performances by a number of fresh-faced newcomers are almost but not quite enough to recommend The Secret Lives of Dorks, a fitfully amusing, more often shrill and overstated teen comedy that, like its dweeby protagonist, tries too hard to impress.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Sep 26, 2013
    0
    There’s no way to prepare yourself for how awful The Secret Lives of Dorks is.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Sep 25, 2013
    42
    It’s arguable that the jocks and cheerleaders are this movie’s true heroes, without whom those pathetic dorks would never be able to find one another.
  6. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Sep 24, 2013
    30
    The Secret Lives of Dorks, starring Jim Belushi, is, well, the Jim Belushi of high-school romantic comedies: indifferent, kind of exhausted.
  7. Reviewed by: Annlee Ellingson
    Sep 26, 2013
    70
    Johnny Severin and Nicholas David Brandt's otherwise clever and original script takes an unexpected turn at nearly every intersection, resulting in a funny and big-hearted coming-of-age romance.

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