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Universal acclaim- based on 64 Ratings

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  • Summary: Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, Wet Hot American Summer follows a group of counselors who are each trying to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. (Eureka Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. The movie is so hilariously sly about something so fetishistically trivial that at times it appears to take in an entire culture through a lens made of cheese.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Nearly half over before it finds a consistent groove, let alone a decent hit-to-miss joke ratio.
  3. 60
    Like, you know, genius. But, like, you know, why?
  4. Harmless enough, and its team of actors so frisky and enthusiastic that it manages to deliver a modicum of laughs despite itself.
  5. This low-budget comedy will most likely try the patience of a paying audience with its uneven pacing, wavering tone and poor production quality.
  6. The film exists in a humid meta-movie ether all its own.
  7. This is supposed to be funny? It was so depressing I almost started to cry.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 41
  3. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Feb 20, 2012
    10
    If you don't like this movie, then you must be the most suffocatingly
    boring person ever. You must suck so bad that your mom punches herself

    in the face every day to atone for giving birth to you. People who
    don't like this movie likely get a huge stiffy thinking about tax
    season and professional golf. I hope all you haters severely burn the
    roofs of your mouths.

    Everyone should watch this movie. Period. Awesome throwback flick with
    a great cast. Crass, goofy, slapstick, you name it, this flick has it.
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