National Lampoon's Van Wilder (Party Liaison)
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National Lampoon's Van Wilder (Party Liaison)
The "National Lampoon" franchise is resurrected for another politically incorrect collegiate romp with this R-rated gross-out sex comedy. National Lampoon's Van Wilder revolves around the exploits of its title character (Ryan Reynolds), a seventh-year senior who's made it his goal in life to help each and every Coolidge College undergrad succeed in life -- or at least in bed. Van's charmed life seems to have an expiration date, however; his father (Tim Matheson) has cut off his presumably vast allowance. Financial insecurity doesn't phase the big man on campus, and he… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An uneven mix of National Lampoon-style high jinks (yes, it feels slightly dated) and Farrelly-brothers touches tossed in for gross measure."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"... Tara Reid plays a college journalist, but she looks like the six-time winner of the Miss Hawaiian Tropic Pageant, so I don't know what she's doing in here ..."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"I know it's harder to write good jokes than it is rotten ones, but based on what's displayed here, it doesn't seem like the effort was even made."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"...Mainly a collection of dumb sight gags, gross-out jokes, and comic sex, with a dull-as-dishwater premise and a spotty cast list."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"The film is all over the place, really. It dabbles all around, never gaining much momentum."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"An unabashedly bad movie full of cliches, claptrap, fairly good rock 'n' roll and stomach-turning gross-out gags."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"The grossest, most disgusting humor imaginable."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...I will admit to having chuckled at an Erik Estrada cameo..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"While Van Wilder may not be the worst National Lampoon film, it's far from being this generation's Animal House."
‑ Heather Wadowski, Film Threat
"Strangely comes off as a kingdom more mild than wild."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"An effervescent campus gross-out comedy that's true to the amoral, anarchic spirit of Lampoon founder-editor and screenwriter Doug Kenney."
‑ John Patterson, L.A. Weekly
"Rude, crude, obnoxious, disgusting, and unfunny..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Compare it to the recent Cameron Diaz-starring disaster The Sweetest Thing and you'll reckon it deserves an Oscar."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Writers Brent Goldberg and David Wagner apparently saw no reason to bother with anything so sophisticated as, say, story or characters."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"Enthusiastically taking up the current teen movie concern with bodily functions, Walt Becker's film pushes all the demographically appropriate comic buttons."
‑ Simon Wardell,
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