Wet Hot American Summer
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As comedy, Wet Hot American Summer is a slapdash, fragmented affair that misses more often than hits. As parody, it fails because it attempts to satirize something ridiculous and self-parodying in itself.

William Goss

The skewering of underdog sports clichés, horny teen staples and Vietnam-trauma melodrama is long overdue and perfectly irreverent in execution.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

This is supposed to be funny? It was so depressing I almost started to cry.

Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

Where is Jason Voorhess, the hockey-masked killer of Camp Crystal Lake, when you really need him?

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Have a good summer.

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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

This is an almost laughless bomb.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Hilarious but raunchy parody is filled with sex, profanity.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

For all its failings, Wet Hot maintains energy and high spirits over most of its length. The trouble is, such energy and spirits are not infectious, and the movies it mocks were better.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Likably silly.

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Josh Larsen

...has its moments, but considering the cast there should be far more of them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
incredible that this many talented people could be in something so moronic.
Alice Shen
Does antisocial meanness, shrill dramatics, petulant assholery, and non sequitur screaming pass for comedy? Never mind the baseless and cyclical love story… More
KJ Proulx
"Wet Hot American Summer" follows a group of camp friends as they live life to the fullest on their last day of camp. That is literally the only plot… More
Dan Schultz
An entertaining, hilarious mash-up of summer camp movies with horny teenage camp counselors and how their last day of summer camp goes. I don't understand… More
Daniel Perry
Justifiably a cult classic, a perfect balance between fondness for and mockery of summer camp culture: the activities, the personalities, the lifers... Over the… More
Melvin White
Beth: McKinley, there are some lower campers stuck in the obstacle course. I meant to tell you about that yesterday, but could you get to it now?  "High… More

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