Revenge of the Nerds
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Two college freshmen labeled and outcast as geeky nerds by the obnoxious jock-strapped "upper class," decide to form their own fraternity dedicated to extracting justifiable revenge on their long-time tormentors. Robert Carradine… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's clear, too, that the movie's almost complete dearth of laughs plays a significant role in its downfall...

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Works mainly for the hilarious script, and very unique characters that are able to connect with audiences.

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Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

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.

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Rob Vaux

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.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

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.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's got everything for this kind of film %u2013 nudity, sex, swearing and dirty jokes.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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.)

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Ellen Dendy
Common Sense Media

Racy college comedy has heart; OK for older teens.

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Christopher Null

a questionable classic at best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
During the 80's there have been countless teen comedies that have made their mark. Revenge of the Nerds is a fun and entertaining comedy that has a good… More
Aj V
A funny teen comedy about nerds, and they so get their revenge. I really liked it for the most part, but there were some scenes that really weren't very… More
Chris Weber
As far as raunchy college sex comedies go, I think this one falls somehwere on the higher end of the scale, but just slightly above the average mark. It's… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Jocks only think about sports, nerds only think about sex."</i> At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to… More
Melvin White
Booger: Step aside momma, I wanna see some of that muff!  Takashi: Oh Hair pie! Hair pie!  "It's time for the odd to get even!" Revenge of the… More
Cassie Hill
Nerds are nerds but everyone knows that they need to take revenge every once in a while. There's nothing like a raunchy yet funny 80s movie where the… More