Pick a random title Wet Hot American Summer

2001 3.6/5 IMDb 6.7/10 (40k) R SuperHD 97 minutes

Everyone wants a final shot at action on the last day at Camp Firewood, in this campy 1980s summer-camp spoof from the creators of "The State."

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Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Michael Ian Black, Zak Orth, A.D. Miles, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Gideon Jacobs, Elizabeth Banks Directed by David Wain

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Language: English

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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The skewering of underdog sports cliches, horny teen staples and Vietnam-trauma melodrama is long overdue and perfectly irreverent in execution.

William Goss, Film.com, 2011-07-28

 

Have a good summer.

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press, 2007-06-22

 

Likably silly.

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 2001-08-31

 

This sloppy comedy may be a pleasant reminder of days gone by.

A.O. Scott, New York Times, 2001-07-27

 

For all its failings, Wet Hot maintains energy and high spirits over most of its length. The trouble is, such energy and spirits are not infectious, and the movies it mocks were better.

Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, 2002-02-08

 

This is supposed to be funny? It was so depressing I almost started to cry.

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post, 2002-01-06

 

This is an almost laughless bomb.

Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News, 2001-09-20

 

A sloppy, unhinged hellzapoppin that occasionally hits its targets but more often seems out of control and desperate to please.

Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, 2001-08-31

 

David Wain and Michael Showalter simply set up a bunch of stock characters in stock situations, and then repeatedly explode the cliches.

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, 2001-08-31

 

There's no getting around the fact that it's a hit-and-miss proposition.

Jay Carr, Boston Globe, 2001-08-31

 

I want to escape, / Oh, Muddah Faddah-- / Life's too short for cinematic torture.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2001-08-31

 

This movie strains so hard to be funny, it almost ruptures itself.

Desson Thomson, Washington Post, 2001-08-30

 

This low-budget comedy will most likely try the patience of a paying audience with its uneven pacing, wavering tone and poor production quality.

Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune, 2001-08-30

 

The laughs are scattershot.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 2001-08-02

 

The writing here is rarely funny, and often trite and predictable.

Claudia Puig, USA Today, 2001-07-27

 

What the world doesn't need now is an homage to Bill Murray's 1979 summer-camp hit Meatballs.

Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 2001-07-27

 

Simply seems like a dim-witted addition to an already undistinguished canon.

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 2001-07-27