The Real Cancun
The Real Cancun (2003)

Following the style of the reality-based programming on the FOX network, The Real Cancun is a feature-length effort to capture R-rated footage of a group of upper middle-class college students on spring break in Cancun, Mexico. Made by the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The footage is predictable and rather tame, and most of the people are uninteresting.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Hardly qualifies as a movie.

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James Berardinelli

This is the kind of fare that would be at home on late night cable, where its repetitiveness and mindlessness might offer channel surfers a cure for insomnia.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Terrible, explicit movie -- beware!

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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

No matter how 'real' things appear, scenarios and story arcs are relentlessly imposed upon the partay-cipants so as to finesse a narrative as crudely overdetermined and howlingly predictable as any studio-manufactured fiction.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

What good documentaries have that The Real Cancun sadly lacks is a good story.

Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

True exploitation filmmaking. Watching it is getting fleeced.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... I found it fascinating.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

There's a case to be made for The Real Cancun as a document of the mating dance as well as an unintentionally poignant film about the brevity of youth.

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Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

It's not quite the end of civilization as we know it, but it's not a good sign.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
For some reason I actually wanted to watch this when it first came out. Now that I have watched it, I am glad I missed out on it for as long as I did. Should… More