The Real Cancun
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Following the style of the reality-based programming on the FOX network, The Real Cancun is a feature-length effort to capture R-rated footage of a group of upper middle-class college students on spring break in Cancun, Mexico. Made by the Bunim/Murray production team (responsible for MTV's The Real World) and released in the vulgar wake of Jackass: The Movie, this 90-minute movie features 16 conventionally attractive 18- to 23-year-olds coming from different colleges across the country and encouraged to party like they never have before. There's Alan, the innocent boy from Texas;… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hardly qualifies as a movie."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"This is the kind of fare that would be at home on late night cable, where its repetitiveness and mindlessness might offer channel surfers a cure for insomnia."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It's not quite the end of civilization as we know it, but it's not a good sign."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Perversely, disturbingly entertaining, and as much of a glimpse into the dark depths of human nature as a Dostoevsky novel."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
""Girls Gone Wild" meets "The Real Wold" in miniature, with Snoop Dogg's seal of approval."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"No matter how 'real' things appear, scenarios and story arcs are relentlessly imposed upon the partay-cipants so as to finesse a narrative as crudely overdetermined and howlingly predictable as any studio-manufactured fiction."
‑ John Patterson, L.A. Weekly
"Terrible, explicit movie -- beware!"
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"As if we needed feature length versions of MTV's "The Real World," served up this weekend is two hours of Cancun hysteria. Is it real? Yup - real dumb."
‑ David Foucher, EDGE Boston
"With a strangely irritating editorial sensibility, the filmmakers work desperately at juicing up a narrative, but mostly meet with failure."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
"With its shimmering cinematography, The Real Cancun is better at hiding the city's grimy exterior than at being fun to watch."
‑ Nick Rogers, State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
"... I found it fascinating."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"True exploitation filmmaking. Watching it is getting fleeced."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"It's a document of the decline of Western civilization, and no, it's not because everyone in it drinks, has sex, and parties but because when asked if someone could film it, they said yes."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
"Never has the word "real" been used in a more liberal way, because this reality movie seems to have a tighter script than American Pie - or at least one cloned from it."
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
"Unfolds with the same simplicity as any multitude of teen films that are honest about being fiction."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
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