Psycho Beach Party
Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Shaking bikinis, muscled surfers, a wanna-be surf babe with a split personality, a mom with an agenda, and a few severed body parts are just some of the problems facing Captain Monica Stark when she is called to investigate a recent rash of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 24, 2001
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Critic Score
53%
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User Score
67%


Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

It's too much filmed theater to come alive fully on the screen.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

It definitively skewers the false innocence of American pop culture on the eve of the countercultural deluge.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Immaculate execution in every detail of one poor conception after another... uninspired, arrogant, and lazy.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Awkward combination of garish set decoration and muffled humor.

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Ernest Hardy
Film.com

Saddled with both a script and direction that never comes near the wit or cleverness in Busch's own performance.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Cool original camp. This is a fun little movie.

Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

Good belly laughs amid lower-key giddiness.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sometimes more fun to describe than to watch.

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Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

It's Back to the Beach writ saucy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Jameson Worley
The only reason I watched this is because it is Amy Adams' second film. I didn't expect much, but it was more enjoyable than I thought. This film is… More
Leigh Ryan
Laugh-out-loud hilarious...
Lewis C.
"There is so much ugliness in the world. Can't there be anyone who is utterly perfect?" What an odd combination of a slasher, dance numbers,… More
Yinalí Ríos
Weird...
Robert C
An amusing little homage to 50's/60's beach party/surfing & horror b-movies. Lauren Ambrose is great (as usual) and the rest of the cast seems… More
Robert Fearon
Technically primitive but still enjoyable.