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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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.

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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Terrible, explicit movie -- beware!

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David Foucher
EDGE Boston

As if we needed feature length versions of MTV's "The Real World," served up this weekend is two hours of Cancun hysteria. Is it real? Yup - real dumb.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... I found it fascinating.

Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

True exploitation filmmaking. Watching it is getting fleeced.

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

It's a document of the decline of Western civilization, and no, it's not because everyone in it drinks, has sex, and parties but because when asked if someone could film it, they said yes.

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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