Never Been Thawed
Never Been Thawed (2005)

Shawn has been collecting frozen dinners since he was twelve. Today he works part-time as a dental hygienist to cover the cost of operating fourteen full-sized freezers in a one bedroom apartment. Shawn is the founder of the Mesa Frozen… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 1, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2006
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pokes fun at the obsessive personalities that make up peculiar American subcultures, but misses its targets too often to be more than merely passable.

Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle

What we're left with is a movie filled with cultural gags that mock without achieving the level of good satire. Sometimes, alas, being funny just isn't enough.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Never Been Thawed has no stylistic flair and little forward momentum, yet nearly every scene contains an amusing bit of business, much of it off to the side of the main action.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

You've heard about geeks who collect all sorts of weird things, but frozen TV dinners?

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Never Been Thawed displays moments of cleverness but not enough to sustain its feature-length running time.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Painfully unfunny.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The jokes are all the same joke, and it wears thin over the course of 80 minutes.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Wickedly funny and subversive.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

Satire requires a lighter touch and less reliance on vulgar language for shock effect.

Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

This is an often hilarious and painfully on-target mockumentary about people who are pulled into special interest cults like "Star Trek" or, in this case, frozen entree fandom.

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