Dead Man on Campus
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Alan Cohn made his directorial debut with this comedy. Honor student Josh Miller (Tom Everett Scott) has a scholarship for Daleman College's medical program, but his party-hardy roommate Cooper (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) prefers to see Josh juiced and loose. After a swinging semester with Cooper plus a few frolics with freshman Rachel (Poppy Montgomery), both Josh and Cooper are about to flunk out when they scan the fine print in the college charter, discovering that a 4.0 grade average is automatically given to any student whose roommate commits suicide. So they begin seeking someone with… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's all handled so poorly that it comes off as more ghoulish than anything else, although those who find the word "bong" instantly entertaining and are easily distracted by the presence of flickering images may be amused."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Dead Man on Campus is a modestly amusing trifle that merits a passing grade as lightweight entertainment."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The jokes are few. And the only real reason you'll laugh is that, by the time they appear on screen, you've been waiting so long for the opportunity, you'll laugh at anything."
‑ Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun
"It's amiably played, but Alan Cohn's direction lacks bite."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"One of the best comedies of the 90's! Once is never enough!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The material is mostly predictable, moronic and deadly dull."
‑ Monica Eng, Chicago Tribune
"As a satire of new-style collegiate types, this MTV production actually evinces a few germs of rancid wit. If only the laborious high-concept plot had been deep-sixed -- and, along with it, the cynically blah heroes."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"This Dead Man is a stiff."
‑ Todd Anthony, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Surpise, surprise! This college comedy is better than you'd expect."
‑ Sandra Contreras, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Dead Man will remind any college grad of the fun and freedom of freshman year, and the wide variety of personalities met there."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Oddly, the troubled Cliff is more sympathetic than the two self-involved protagonists."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Daily News
"It is a movie whose appeal will diminish in direct proportion to the number of years it has been since you were a sexually-frustrated, pimply-faced undergrad."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"As premises go, this one is unusually thin, boorish and insensitive. No amount of reworking with a No. 2 pencil will do any good."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"An education in cheap, easy laughs."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Some of the endless drug-sex-rock-'n'-roll gags are cute, but most are so paper-thin they disintegrate on contact with fresh air."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
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