Freshman Orientation
Freshman Orientation (2007)

For his debut feature, filmmaker Ryan Shiraki wrote and directed this irreverent comedy that uses social-progressiveness on the contemporary college campus as the catalyst for its story. Sam Huntington stars as Clay, a straight white male… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This over-the-top comedy suffers from an exhaustive screenplay, which tries too hard to be funny...and fails.

Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

John Goodman has a nice turn as a queen with a heart of gold.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

This trivial film toys with the postmodern lifestyles.

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Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

Admirably aiming to recreate the feelings of newfound freedom and self-discovery that college inspires, Freshman Orientation never finds a way to successfully execute its good intentions.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

...goes way over the top for the Greeks vs. Gays climax.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Freshman Orientation is not incompetently made. Nor is it badly acted. But there's not a fresh idea in it, and everyone on screen seems to be in a different comedy.

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Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire

You enter expecting something really stupid, and you wind up with something really clever . . . hysterical . . . wise.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A campus comedy with a dirty mouth, an innocent heart and a surprisingly wise mind, Freshman Orientation uses identity politics as a road to romance and emotional maturity. The naked breasts are a bonus.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

...too often feels more like a tapped-out keg than a provocative romp.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

...might push boundaries better were it not so painfully unfunny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Cute little indie comedy. Nice relaxed performance by Sam Huntington.
Nicki Marie
This could be the next American Pie movie (and that hasn't been a compliment since the third one!).

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