Loser (2000)

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.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In the grand tradition of teen flicks, Loser comes across as another predictable and underwritten movie with nothing new to offer.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The end notes of Loser are lame, and it is not encouraging when a college movie means 'aid,' but spells it 'aide.'

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Michael Dequina

The intended stabs at humor fall with a thud.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

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Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A better-than-average summer night's entertainment.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...engaging and entertaining...

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Depicts the difficulties principled persons must face in our uncivil society where cruel egotists are seen as "winners" and nice people are called "losers."

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Frustrating and annoying and tedious. A mess.

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James Rocchi

Lightweight tale of geek love is glib, predictable and utterly charming.

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Scott Weinberg

Not to be confused with any movie entitled 'Winner'.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Amy Heckerling doesn't quite know what kind of audience she is trying to engage. If she's trying to show high school kids the problems and unexpected… More
Conner Rainwater
It's an incredibly dumb and cheesy movie, it kind of reminds me of Revenge of the Nerds. Only there's only one nerd and he's not really all that… More
Mike S
My reviews are seldom this short and concise, but this movie was so predictable and unoriginal, that there's really not much that I can say or write about… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
the love story is average i guess but i really watch it for the dumb roomates, they just make this movie. it doesnt matter how pissed i am, i always lose it… More
Anthony Lawrie
Is this film supposed to be serious or is it a comedy? Why was Jason Biggs wearing a wig? Why would anyone find this entertaining?
Red Lats
Paul is a freshman in university in NYC. He needs to maintain high marks to continue his scholarship, so is branded a "Loser" by his room mates. He… More

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