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After making Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and Clueless (1995), two of the definitive films about the joys and terrors of American high school, writer/director Amy Heckerling moves on to college with this bittersweet romantic comedy. Paul Tannek (Jason Biggs) is a bright but socially inept college freshman who has just arrived at NYU from the Midwest. Frumpy and studious, Paul has trouble meeting people, doesn't get along with his roommates, and most of his fellow students hardly acknowledge his existence. But Paul finds a soul mate in Dora Diamond (Mena Suvari), who has even more… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The end notes of Loser are lame, and it is not encouraging when a college movie means 'aid,' but spells it 'aide.'"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The intended stabs at humor fall with a thud."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Heckerling was responsible for "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"... With "Loser," Heckerling graduates to chronicling college life and finds herself in the same tight spot many high school stars do when they move on after graduation."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The sappy and predictable script and downright mean spirit of Jason's college dorm buddies, really stunk up this movie."
‑ , BeatBoxBetty.com
"There's nothing clever about the script."
‑ Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
"A better-than-average summer night's entertainment."
‑ Hap Erstein, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"...engaging and entertaining..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Depicts the difficulties principled persons must face in our uncivil society where cruel egotists are seen as "winners" and nice people are called "losers.""
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"There is little fresh material in any of these episodes, and the less said about them, the better."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Lo pobre del guión, lo acartonado de las actuaciones, los diálogos absurdos y una mala edición, hacen que las pocas cualidades de la cinta pasen desapercibidas"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"Frustrating and annoying and tedious. A mess."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Lightweight tale of geek love is glib, predictable and utterly charming."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"Not to be confused with any movie entitled 'Winner'."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"The conflicts ... are undeveloped"
‑ Philip Booth, Orlando Weekly
"Loser is too cramped and mean-spirited to allow [Biggs and Suvari] room to breathe."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, culturevulture.net
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