Dead Man on Campus
Dead Man on Campus (1998)

In this comedy, two freshman discover that the first year of college can be rough if you have too much fun. Desperate and fearing failure, the two discover an arcane loophole buried in the college charter that might allow them to escape… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 21, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Not much of a story.

Keith Phipps
AV Club

It's all handled so poorly that it comes off as more ghoulish than anything else, although those who find the word "bong" instantly entertaining and are easily distracted by the presence of flickering images may be amused.

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Joe Leydon

Dead Man on Campus is a modestly amusing trifle that merits a passing grade as lightweight entertainment.

Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun

The jokes are few. And the only real reason you'll laugh is that, by the time they appear on screen, you've been waiting so long for the opportunity, you'll laugh at anything.

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Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune

The material is mostly predictable, moronic and deadly dull.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

As a satire of new-style collegiate types, this MTV production actually evinces a few germs of rancid wit. If only the laborious high-concept plot had been deep-sixed -- and, along with it, the cynically blah heroes.

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Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

This Dead Man is a stiff.

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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News

Oddly, the troubled Cliff is more sympathetic than the two self-involved protagonists.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It is a movie whose appeal will diminish in direct proportion to the number of years it has been since you were a sexually-frustrated, pimply-faced undergrad.

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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

As premises go, this one is unusually thin, boorish and insensitive. No amount of reworking with a No. 2 pencil will do any good.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Somewhat decent, but very forgettable comedy, Dead Man on Campus is a fun comedy that though flawed manages to be entertaining. The story isn't anything… More
danny d
decent with funny scenes
Ross Collins
One of the better American college movies due to a great and simple premise "If your roommate dies, you get an A", which makes for a great comedy.
Ginny  X
One of my very top favorite movies from highschool! Its so hard to find a DVD of this. <br><br> Movie Quotes: "You can't sing show tunes… More
Taylor Bond
Several hilarious moments that induced such intense laughter that I cried.
jay nixon
dumb and borderline offensive but if you're in the mood for mindless entertainment it's okay