Free Enterprise
Free Enterprise (1999)

Brimming with pop trivia and allusions that will likely sail over the heads of non-sci-fi fanatics, this fast-paced independent comedy recounts the adventures of two "fanboys" in their late '20s as they look for romance,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 4, 1999
DVD Release Date: November 2, 1998
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A celebration of risk-taking in the spirit of the heroism of Captain Kirk.

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James Berardinelli

When compared to other entries from the recent crop of new filmmakers crafting movies about their lives, Free Enterprise stands out as one of the most entertaining and least pretentious efforts.

Michael Dequina

The highly-charged comic engine for the entire vehicle is none other than William Shatner.

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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice

A reference-laden but emotionally thin relationship comedy.

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Sean Axmaker

William Shatner plays William Shatner as a vulnerable, vainglorious ham, a sad clown who gets along with everybody but strikes out in romance, drinks to excess and spins his fantasy projects with hope against hopelessness...

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Steve Tilley
Jam! Movies

The movie is so crammed full of lethally funny science fiction references that even hard-core Trekkers might miss some, and many regular folk will only hear them go whizzing overhead.

Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

The fun of Free Enterprise, which occasionally runs a bit thin but is mostly sustained by the filmmakers' verve and wit, lies in its many visual and verbal references to popular culture trivia.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...uniformly superb performances...

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

This movie hits my demographic so closely that I can hardly review it objectively. If you love action figures and William Shatner, you need to own this film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Spencer
The cut I saw of this movie was a little long and a lot of the scenes could have been shortened or cut out all together. The characters were good and the… More
John Ballantine
This film could have been terribly amusing but it commits the greatest sin - it is terribly boring. Poor William Shatner. I hope he was paid well.
Michael Gildea
A dopey, low-rent Swingers knock-off that opts to dry hump film geek and comic book culture instead of swing dancing and martini culture. The references are… More
Alec Barniskis
You'd think that a movie about nerds, by nerds would attempt to be more realistic in it's depiction of the lifestyle of 30 year old men who collect… More
xGary Xx
A little cheap and annoying as the subject matter is such an easy target, but seeing Shatner send himself up makes it worth it. Kevin Smith does this kind of… More
Sean Scobie
Gen-X? Gen-Y ? Or is that Gen-Orig vs Gen-Next? Sci-fi geeks and in particular Star Trek geeks try to find a life or just life in general. The dialogue speaks… More