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Profound and ennobling!
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Among this year's bumper crop of shallow teen-age movies, it is the shallowest and the most prurient.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
Pie is more like the C student who later makes a bundle, then comes back to endow the school.
Mike Clark - USA Today
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
Director Paul Weitz never quite pulls off the balancing act of There's Something About Mary, in which the Farrellys managed to be goofy and sweet and gross all at once.
Dennis Lim - Village Voice
More likely to gross out adults than kids.
- Houston Chronicle
Manages to be both gross and sweet.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
Cheerful and hard-working and sometimes funny!
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
American Pie is both funny and foul, alternately frank and full of it.
Mark Caro - Chicago Tribune
Another giggly gross-out comedy for teenagers, this one somewhat better than most by virtue of a more satisfying ending.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
Beyond nauseating and all too familiar!
Susan Stark - Detroit News
The king of gross-out comedy!
Todd McCarthy - Variety
Absolutely hilarious from beginning to end!
Jonathan Foreman - New York Post
A sloppy mess!
Jay Boyar - Orlando Sentinel
The actors are pure Hollywood, with every grin, spoken line, or sad face springing from acting classes and the closely studied performances of other actors.
Ernest Hardy - Film.com
American Pie is a pretty despicable slice of high-school life.
Sean Means - Film.com
Any kind of conversation, such as the boys' gatherings at a diner, is beyond the powers of filmmaking brothers Paul and Chris Weitz.
Robert Horton - Film.com
Adam Herz's script is wildly uneven but occasionally quite funny.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
Some of it does manage to be quite funny; some of it just lies there, all by itself, without even trying to wrap itself around a joke.
Mary Elizabeth Williams - Salon.com
American Pie is consistently funny and sporadically hilarious.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Paul Weitz, who never directed before; Chris Weitz - his brother - who never produced before; and Adam Herz, who never wrote a screenplay before, have cooked up two hilarious hours of impure pow.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Unusual in its ability to mix bodily functions humor with a sincere and unlooked-for sense of decency
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
- Sight and Sound
It works as well as it does because the central cast - equal parts male and female, lest we forget - are all so uniformly endearing.
Charlie Lyne - Ultra Culture
It may not have invented the genre, but it did bring that genre to a whole new generation.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
A well aimed jab at jock culture full of satisyingly dirty belly laughs.
Ultra-raunchy sex comedy is a teen fave -- beware.
Heather Boerner - Common Sense Media
Rest of the rancid jokes, listless performances, and mild sauce mischief bury the basic boner novelty of American Pie alive. Eleven years later, it's still the same insufferable, meaningless hooey it always was.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
American Pie shows us how little boys know about sex going into it, and how little the act really teaches them about it as well. But the true joy, for us in the audience anyway, is the chase. Vulgar and heartwarming!
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
The production is amateurish and cheap-looking, but two decent performances are worth mentioning: Chris Klein as a sensitive jock and Alyson Hannigan as a nerdy flute player.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
It has likable characters and infectiously funny situations, and that's about all a comedy like this needs.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
A surprisingly large amount of screen time devoted to the sickly sweet morality tales of the movie which would be fine on TV series...but are way too frothy and take up too much time here.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
A crude piece of work, spottily acted and directed.
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
James Verniere - Boston Herald
More mature audiences, beware, 'cause this ain't your film.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
American Pie is pleasant movie experience, despite the fact that many viewers might feel guilty about it
Dragan Antulov - Draxblog Movie Reviews
American Pie is the latest in a long tradition of immature, self-indulgent comedies that celebrate the recklessness of adolescents.
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer
It could have been a lot worse.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
An affectionate rendering of adolescence in all its questionable glory.
Kate Manning - Palo Alto Weekly
Oh, goody - another movie about high school boys racing each other to get laid.
John R. McEwen - Film Quips Online
This is one of the greatest teen films of all time.
Chris Gore - Film Threat
James Rocchi - Netflix
The usual assortment of sex gags and bathroom jokes.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
It takes almost 30 intolerably slack minutes to set it up and get it rolling.
John Patterson - L.A. Weekly
Its biggest attraction is that it's roll-in-the-aisles funny.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
The four male leads are so engaging, and their exploits laced with such slices of real life, that anyone who has been there, done that won't be able to help but have twinges of real feeling for the fresh-faced lads.
Steve Tilley - Jam! Movies
Cheap, soft-core porn masquerading as comedy.
Margaret A. McGurk - Cincinnati Enquirer
A fairly interminable teen comedy...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
I laughed loud and often enough...to recommend it even though it could have been more.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
The tone is always upbeat and the characters are likable, so it's difficult to take offense at even the grossest jokes.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
What could be more amusing than a bunch of sex-obsessed teenagers? Almost anything.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
It casts actors who look plausible and treats sex with honesty and no apologies.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
So faltava escalar Molly Ringwald e Judd Nelson para os papeis principais...
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
A movie that gleefully panders to its audience's crudest instincts in every scene.
William Arnold - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
There's nothing wrong with a little T&A. And there's something hilarious about a lot of it.
Jumana Farouky - Boston Phoenix
Sex never works by deadline and usually proves itself to be more mysterious and complicated than it could ever be imagined in horny adolescents' fantasies.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Better than we might expect, but in the end it's simply a noble addition to the lower ranks of thoughtful teen comedies.
Kevin Maher - Sight and Sound
Repulsive filmmaking that shows nothing but a nasty, clear contempt for its viewers.
Chuck Rudolph - Matinee Magazine
Their honest reactions, complete with humiliation and their attempts to shrug it all off, create surprisingly endearing kids.
Almar Haflidason - BBC
...more gross-out behavior. The result is not so much offensive as it is spectacularly ho-hum.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
writer Adam Herz and director Paul Weitz push every conceivable boundary of taste and humor while also delivering a movie with a surprising amount of heart.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
The Weitzes, with screenwriter Adam Herz, have cleverly captured all the nostalgia, fear and humor associated with adolescent sex, or lack thereof.
Chris Grunden - Film Journal International
Sweet and raucous!
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
It's the regrettable return of the high-profile, low-brow sex comedy, aimed at idiots and hormone-driven teenage boys.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
The whole point of the exercise [is] having a good time, and audiences are certain to have a blast.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
An overall icky movie!
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
Ian Waldron-Mantgani - UK Critic
An often raunchy, sometimes hilarious and occasionally touching story of hormones gone mad.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
Even though it makes you feel queasy at times, American Pie will leave you smiling.
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
American Pie scores bonus points for its three-dimensional female characters.
Annlee Ellingson - Boxoffice Magazine
Adam Herz's screenplay is slick, straight-forward funny with zero subtext.
Susan Granger - rec.arts.movies.reviews
There is a serious crisis facing those who make comedies that are funny because they break taboos. There aren't any taboos left.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Jarring moments, coupled with the fact the movie simply isn't that funny, make for an uneven viewing experience that is best done while couching out at home.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
In 1999, apparently, you need to be more socially responsible in your portrayals of high school horn-dogs.
Scott Renshaw - Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
American Pie isn't worth enjoying because it's hot ... but because it's sweet.
Randall King - Jam! Movies
Sweet natured, raunchy and fall-down funny.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Does for deep dish baked goods what There's Something About Mary did for styling gel.
David N. Butterworth - rec.arts.movies.reviews
American Pie is a guilty pleasure at its best!
Mac Verstandig - Moviereviews.org
Alternately outrageous and sweet, it may not be quite as filling as a nice piece of pie, but it's certainly as tasty.
Mike Gregory - Reel.com
This one is worth waiting for!
- E! Online
More interested in sexploits than sex, more adept at gross-out than girls.
Wesley Morris - San Francisco Examiner
A calculating and exploitative, brightly shining object designed to draw teenagers like moths to a flame.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Particularly unsurprising, premised on trendy body-fluids raunch (farting, vomiting, ejaculating) and the perennially popular idea that high school sucks.
Cynthia Fuchs - Philadelphia City Paper
Steve Schneider - Orlando Weekly
While never fully satisfactory at either, it is a comedy with some nice laughs, and a romance with some sweet moments.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
One of the better written teen movies.
Greg Dean Schmitz - Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
Most of American Pie just isn't smart or clever enough.
Jeffrey Wells - Mr. Showbiz
It's got moments of such sheer hilarity you can't help but feel drained (from laughter) after leaving this pic.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
The movie fails as comedy, farce, coming-of-age story, showcase for young actors and commentary on anything whatsoever.
Arthur Salm - San Diego Union-Tribune
Not for oldies, not for squares.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
- Irish Times
It's got nudity, crotch jokes, semen jokes, foul language, but more than that, there's true romance and sweetness in it as well.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
you'll want the ending delayed because you'll be enjoying the movie that much.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
Arch and pretty dull, with a certain sour undertone. And it just isn't very funny.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
In spite of yourself, you'll find yourself groaning and laughing through the movie.
Sharon Pian Chan - Seattle Times
A guilty-pleasure good time!
Joe Leydon - MSNBC
The filmmakers prove that socially responsible raunch is possible.
Bill Chambers - Film Freak Central
Are the jokes funny? Yeah, they're funny.
Bryant Frazer - Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Chris Klein is bound for stardom, with his clean cut good looks complimented by an open, unaffected screen presence!
Edward Johnson-Ott - NUVO Newsweekly
American Pie is no comedy classic; it's about as sophisticated as a whoopie cushion.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Despite a few gross-out gags and a corny wish-fulfillment finale, "Pie" is closer to a "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" than it is to the infamous "Porky's" trilogy.
James Sanford - rec.arts.movies.reviews
There's a good balance struck between bite-size chuckles offered by the central caricatures, and belly-laughs provoked by the scrapes they get into.
Darren Bignell - Empire Magazine
The biggest laugh I've had at the movies all year.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
The no-holds-barred rowdiness of American Pie makes it worth seeing.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Will undoubtably please its target audience of teens and early twenty-somethings, but may prove to be a bit too much for older audiences.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
American Pie stirs the adolescent heart and groin!
Steven Boone - Citysearch
The entire cast deserves high marks.
Bob Bloom - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Finally, a high school movie that puts the 'T' back in Teen flicks!
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Meant to titillate those in need of a teenage sexual message (massage).
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Matt Easterbrook - Matt's Movie Reviews
The film works on many levels because its protagonists' ineptitude is so believable.
M. Meghan McCarthy - TNT's Rough Cut
One of the raunchiest and most explicit movies ever released by a major studio.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Weitz is a director with a terrifically silly script and not too much to say.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Pretty darn funny at times.
Glenn Whipp - Los Angeles Daily News
Could use a lot less of the outrageous Porkies humor and a lot more of the subtle humor of The Graduate.
Jim Chastain - Norman Transcript
Kevin Maynard - Mr. Showbiz
It's a tastier and more thoughtful recipe than most teen raunchfests can boast.
KJ Doughton - Nitrate Online
Funny as hell!
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
There's a certain degree of sweetness and charm to American Pie.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Wise and yet fresh.
Cornell & Petricelli - CinemaSense.Com
You may go in for the sicko laughs but you'll exit with a big goofy grin and warmed cockles. The best of both worlds.
Ian Freer - Empire Magazine
American Pie is a fun film for the summer that pushes the There's Something About Mary envelope.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
The story was primitive, the characters unmemorable, the direction unsophisticated, the writing cliched, the photography and music drab, the pacing uneven, the acting varying from adroitly funny to exaggerated.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer