Revenge of the Nerds
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

A college fraternity that houses the school's socially awkward, thick-glasses-sporting set decides to exact their revenge on the football players who've repeatedly humiliated them.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 20, 1984
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Undeniably lowbrow but surprisingly sly, Revenge of the Nerds has enough big laughs to qualify as a minor classic in the slobs-vs.-snobs subgenre.

Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

While much is in the Animal House vein and quite funny, several tasteless episodes mar the film.

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Don Peretta
Time Out

The only worthy successor to Animal House.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

There is a theory that every Hollywood star has a turkey or two in their closet, so today, step forward Anthony Edwards, star of the hit TV series ER.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

If you've seen Porky's, Animal House, D.C. Cab, or Police Academy, you've seen Nerds. And if you liked the prototypes, you'll like the latest of the genre, low humor and all -- belching, mooning, panty raids, peeping at girls and booger jokes.

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

Revenge of the Nerds doesn't do much for movies or nerds.

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It's one of the great unfathomable mysteries of Hollywood that this unspeakably awful comedy was successful enough to spawn no less than three (count 'em) sequels.

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Variety Staff

Simple-minded romp about a group of freshmen outcasts doesn't qualify for the dean's list, but Revenge of the Nerds shows more than enough smarts to deserve passing grades.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The underlying intelligence of director Jeff Kanew glimmers through at times, and is reflected in a couple of nice performances.

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People Magazine

Even as a summer throwaway, this college comedy about nerds, those born-to-be-victimized souls, is pitifully thin.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Like other crass comedies of the '80s about freshmen dying to have sex in college, this movie is obviously supposed to be funny, but the problem is that it… More
Melvin White
Booger: Step aside momma, I wanna see some of that muff!† Takashi: Oh Hair pie! Hair pie!† "It's time for the odd to get even!" Revenge of the… More
Alex roy
During the 80's there have been countless teen comedies that have made their mark. Revenge of the Nerds is a fun and entertaining comedy that has a good… More
Aj V
A funny teen comedy about nerds, and they so get their revenge. I really liked it for the most part, but there were some scenes that really weren't very… More
Chris Weber
As far as raunchy college sex comedies go, I think this one falls somehwere on the higher end of the scale, but just slightly above the average mark. It's… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Jocks only think about sports, nerds only think about sex."</i> At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to… More