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Revenge of the Nerds
Revenge of the Nerds is the juvenile sex comedy perhaps most synonymous with the 1980s, alternating gags and scantily clad women with a power to the underdogs mentality that prompted three sequels. The handsome jocks of Alpha Beta, led by Stan (Ted McGinley), run Adams College, which means that when they burn down their house after a stunt involving grain alcohol and an open flame, they kick a bunch of socially inept freshman out of their dorm and into the gymnasium. But sleeping on cots is only the beginning of their worries, as the so-called nerds soon become the target of pranks by Alpha… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The kind of movie you saw on video when it was still forbidden fruit and loved it, only to find it much uglier with the rose-colored glasses removed."
‑ Rob Vaux,
"The nerds perpetuate a nasty streak of behavior toward women that violates the film's general live-and-let-live attitude, and it stains what is otherwise intended as raunchy but lighthearted fun."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"It's got everything for this kind of film %u2013 nudity, sex, swearing and dirty jokes."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Pocket-protector fans, unite! Some funny moments."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A low-caloric comedy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Advances an interesting pro-diversity agenda: The 'nerds' aren't just brainy geeks but outcasts, including a flamboyant gay black man. (When big block letters that spell NERDS are set on fire outside the nerd house, you're reminded of burning crosses.)"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Racy college comedy has heart; OK for older teens."
‑ Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media
"a questionable classic at best."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Compared to most of today's gross-out extravaganzas... this exceedingly upbeat saga seems almost wholesome."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"It was an 80's thing."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Works mainly for the hilarious script, and very unique characters that are able to connect with audiences."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Somewhere in all the fluff and garbage is just enough heart to make Revenge of the Nerds one of the forefathers of a generation of light-hearted comedies like American Pie, American Pie 2 and American Wedding."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Calgary Movies
"the best t&a teen comedy"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"A teen-sex comedy with a brain!"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The ultimate 80's teen comedy...Carradine and Edwards are gut-bustingly hilarious!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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