Orange County
Orange County (2002)

Some cast and crew from NBC's highly acclaimed, little-seen series Freaks and Geeks reunite for this teen comedy that also marks the first starring role for Tom Hanks' son, Colin. The younger Hanks plays Shaun Brumder, a high… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 18, 2002
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46%
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62%

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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smarter than the average teen movie, but a little on the unmemorable side.

Todd McCarthy
Variety

[Kasdan] and White aim very low here and fail to take advantage of the abundant opportunities for social satire that its upper class and academic settings provide.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Strictly a vanity vehicle with a mess of star babies on board.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Stupid movie pushes boundaries of PG-13.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The urine-quaffing gags and hearty barfing asides are the lowbrow price extracted for...gestures towards semi-intelligence.

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Paul Tatara
CNN.com

One of the smartest idiotic teen comedies you'll ever see.

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Film4

It won't stick with you forever, but you will enjoy it while it lasts.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[T]oo many of these gross out scenes...

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Lessons are learned amid the scatological yucks, profitless cameos (Chevy Chase, Ben Stiller), and Black's graceless mugging.

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Second-generation Hollywood wrestles with but never truly pins down this big-hearted, broad and often flat comedy...

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Just a fun movie with a giant heart, impossible to not love. The characters are outrageous and believable at the same time, it's really well shot and tells… More
Anthony Lawrie
A good film with some good laughs but ultimately I was a little disappointed as I'd been told it was the greatest film ever and it isn't.
Spencer S.
Not the best, but definitely wacky with a turn for Schuyler Fisk. Just ignore Jack Black and you'll enjoy it.
Jason Owens
When we're around the 18 - 23 range, don't we all want to get out of the county and same old house that we've known all our life? Shaun does.… More
Tim Salmons
Meh.
Lenny Muggsy
Nothing entirely special here but it's got the offspring of Tom Hanks as the lead role which was exciting. Also Jack Black always plays a good stoner/bum.… More

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