“Taking An Overblown Slapstick Joke And Overblowing It To Slapstick Levels Kind Of Results In The Exact Same Joke!”
“Watch This On A Couch With A Pitcher Of Beer And A Couple Slices Of Pizza...You'll Dig It Too. It's Cool. ”
A big, fat, juicy spitball lobbed, with mostly dead-on aim, at the teen-smarm cliches that have accumulated like so much earwax over the last three years.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Not Another Teen Movie is a happy, nasty and frequently hilarious assault on 20 years' worth of youth pictures.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
- Guardian [UK]
Save your time, save your money, save your soul. Stay at home.
Rita Kempley - Washington Post
More often than not you'll be groaning from painful recognition rather than actually laughing.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
A clever satire that's layered like a breakfast club sandwich with sly in-jokes, sight gags, gross-out scenes, and, of course, requisite bathroom humor.
Jonathan Perry - Boston Globe
A breath of fresh, frisky air, even if it does hinge on cliches.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
Stupid, offensive entertainment delivered with nothing more than a smirk is still stupid and offensive.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
It was not good to see yet still more wretched excess in the jokes about characters being sprayed with vast quantities of excrement.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
It can't help but fall prey itself to a final deadly genre cliche: Its soundtrack outsparkles the movie.
Robert K. Elder - Chicago Tribune
For the most part NATM requires passing acquaintance with the source material.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
Dennis Harvey - Variety
Many of the movie's targets are just too big and too obvious to elicit more than a smile of recognition, and the movie quickly degenerates into little more than a game of spot the (generally unfunny) reference for fans of the teen genre.
Jonathan Foreman - New York Post
With so many gags coming at us so fast and furiously, some of them are bound to misfire. But, hey, that's OK: There's always another gag around the corner, and chances are it'll be funny.
Jay Boyar - Orlando Sentinel
Along with this venial sin of simple redundancy, the picture commits the less pardonable crime of commercial irrationality.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
It's a bad sign that the features Not Another Teen Movie is parodying are funnier than the movie itself.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Teen is nothing more than the timelessly crude throwaway project it wants to be.
David Hunter - Hollywood Reporter
Crass, misogynistic, homophobic and racist, it lacks finesse, originality and humor.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
The jokes are overlong and lean heavily on the most obvious and most raunchy.
Robin Rauzi - Los Angeles Times
Teenage Wasteland -- strictly for older teens.
Hollis Griffin - Common Sense Media
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Mark Halverson - Sacramento News & Review
David Ansen - Newsweek
- Time Out
- Film Threat
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
Filmmakers showed great affection for the material they parodied and this is always an important ingredient for any successful parody.
Dragan Antulov - Draxblog Movie Reviews
Josh Gilchrist - rec.arts.movies.reviews
...any flick that features Molly Ringwald as a woman who hates teenagers is okay in my books.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Uses the unwelcome Scary Movie method of spoof comedy, in which timing is ignored and jokes are prolonged and beaten to the point where they're just obvious, not funny.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
Marrit Ingman - Austin Chronicle
- Empire Magazine
It is obvious that the creative forces did not take the film to seriously and if you do not, you just might find yourself laughing along.
Gareth J. Von Kallenbach - Film Threat
Brian Walker - ViewLondon
...crude and unfunny, one of those movies that seem to be put together by cynical marketers who have reason to be convinced American moviegoers will laugh at - and celebrate - any movie that "dares" invoke scatological play and sexual titillation.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Plumbs new depths of offensiveness for its stomach-churning crudities.
Margaret A. McGurk - Cincinnati Enquirer
For anyone for whom these films are a guilty pleasure, this pretty much delivers in terms of silliness and over-the-top laugh attempts.
David Noh - Film Journal International
Not Another Teen Movie is a little like watching Christina Aguilera make fun of Britney Spears.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Guylaine Cadorette - Hollywood.com
Not too bad as long as you know what you're getting into...
Paul Salfen - Supercala.com
The targets may be obvious, but director Joel Gallen and his squad of screenwriters happen to be the first to open fire. They can't help but score plenty of hits.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Stephen Himes - Film Snobs
One of the most incompetent, thoughtless, witless, smug, cynical, one-dimensional, puerile, boring and deadening movies I have ever seen.
Ian Waldron-Mantgani - UK Critic
No vale la pena gastar el dinero en un monumento a la estulticia y la superficialidad como es esta cinta.
Jorge Avila Andrade - Moviola
Just when you think films have got as bad as they're ever going to be, along comes a picture that takes cinema to a whole new level of shoddiness.
Richard Luck - BBC
Will you remember (it) six months after you see it? Probably not. But you will remember that you had a good time watching it.
Larry Carroll - Countingdown.com
- Boston Phoenix
This scattershot and dissolving satire accomplishes nothing more than recycling copycat material from the idiotic teen films of today and yesteryear it thinks it's skewering in savvy fashion.
Frank Ochieng - Movie Eye
Nothing here breaks new ground, but funny is funny is funny, and Joel Gallen's sly little movie is funny enough.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
A blandly attractive cast, hit and miss jokes, excessive helpings of scatological humor, unsure direction? Sure seems like another teen movie to me.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
We can proudly agree that it is indeed the most Obvious and Hypocritical comedy of 2001.
Shay Casey - Daily-Reviews
Almost immediately disposable, fading from memory before it even ends.
Adam Nayman - eye WEEKLY
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Only Randy Quaid is able to do something with this detumescent script.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
I left with an overwhelming feeling of what might have been -- not a lot unlike, I suppose, the high school experience itself.
Janet Branagan - Apollo Guide
Not Another Teen Movie is Hollywood's answer to the Whoopee Cushion.
Elias Savada - Nitrate Online
Spotty, only slightly inspired and occasionally amusing fluff.
George Meyer - Orlando Weekly
It's stupid, it's obvious, it's scatological and violent -- but it made me laugh and I'm giving it thumbs up, God help me.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
Unlike Young Frankenstein, Airplane or the first Naked Gun, Not Another Teen Movie fails to stick to a story and carry it through to the end.
Paul Clinton (Boxoffice) - Boxoffice Magazine
Gary Brown - Houston Community Newspapers
What Scream did for horror movies, this movie does for 80's - 2001 teen movies, with a great soundtrack.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
If you have a high tolerance for unblinking gross-out gags and you love making fun of Freddie Prinze Jr. flicks, odds are you'll have a good time with this one.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Half the jokes in this one are funny and work, while the rest are unfunny and lame.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Perhaps the most tasteless comedy ever aimed at a multiplex. At least until the sequel.
Brian McTavish - Kansas City Star
There is, apparently, a very fine line between parody and suckiness. Spoof films, by definition, take ideas one step further than their predecessors. Not Another Teen Movie goes an extra couple steps, and it all comes off as frantic desperation.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
There simply isn't anything to say about it -- good or bad. Maybe that's because it isn't a movie at all, just a string of scenes.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
More like a game, with checklist of the stereotypes and classic teen film scenarios, than it is a movie.
Jodi Paper - San Francisco Examiner
Despite an occasional laugh here and a chuckle there -- comes off as a hit or miss endeavor that unfortunately has more of the latter and never comes close to kicking into comedic overdrive.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
Joel Gallen (who created the MTV Movie Awards) and screenwriters Michael G. Bender, Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson, Phil Beauman and Buddy Johnson all seem to have labored under the delusion that alluding to pop-cultural tropes is inherently comical.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Laugh-out-loud funny at times, comic bits that, no matter how stupid or base, make it virtually impossible to suppress a chuckle.
Kim Morgan - Oregonian
While not Oscar-worthy stuff, Not Another Teen Movie does make the laughter grade.
Jerry McCormick - San Diego Union-Tribune
References aren't the same thing as jokes, and often a gag peters out before the scene is over.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
If you haven't brushed up on the latest Freddie Prinze Jr. bomb, you'll simply feel stuck in detention.
- E! Online
No one expects a movie like Not Another Teen Movie to be anything but silly and crass, but one could hope it could be more consistent and less vulgar.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
Beyond the obligatory sight gags -- and a French-kiss scene that would simply stun the AARP -- much of the film elicits little more than weak giggles.
Donald Munro - Fresno Bee
This parody of teen comedies is just teen comedy by the numbers, for those who can only count to three.
Jan Stuart - Newsday
Another major culprit here is Joel Gallen, a former MTV exec whose idea of 'direction' is to drive a joke into the ground and continue to milk it long after it has become annoying.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Tor Thorsen - Reel.com
The makers of Not Another Teen Movie should be embarrassed that, in parodying She's All That, they copied most of the plot and then made a movie that bogs down in the same places as the original.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
If you look hard enough, you will find the inner beauty within Not Another Teen Movie. You will win the big football game, and become prom queen, too.
Staci Layne Wilson - Fantastica Daily
The level of cleverness rarely rises above the parody of Shannon Elizabeth's character in American Pie.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
In director Joel Gallen's attempt to spoof the genre, he has merely added another lame entry to it.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
How do you take jabs at things that were supposed to be comical in nature to begin with? Not Another Teen Movie never quite figures out the answer to this.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
The cinematic equivalent of being near-drowned in human excrement.
Claire Bickley - Jam! Movies
A headache-inducing, lame-ass ride down memory lane.
Annette Cardwell - Filmcritic.com
A film's always in trouble when it has more screenwriters than cast members.
Ed Gonzalez - Slant Magazine
NATM gets in a few good jabs, but to call this a movie is to malign such thoughtful, well-constructed films as Dude, Where's My Car and Freddy Got Fingered.
Bill Pearis - Citysearch
Not Another Teen Movie perfectly sums up how I feel about it.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
Not only is it consistently clever, but it has respect for many of the movies it lampoons.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
Yeah, it's another teen movie, all right -- the worst one ever made.
Robert Wilonsky - New Times
Like the generations it entertains, the vitality of the teen movie genre waxes and wanes.
Charles Savage - Miami Herald
Gruesomely unfunny, an appalling debacle that's like one long, agonizing groan...an astoundingly awful picture.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
A willfully bad film that makes fun of inadvertently bad films: the results are predictably unwatchable.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Forget the teen movies; what this one has to worry about is audience members thinking 'Not Another Parody.'
Todd Anthony - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Too much of Not Another Teen Movie simply duplicates previous films, without adding anything.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
If ever there were a genre long overdue for a vicious lampooning, it would have to be the cliché-plagued...teen comedy/romance. Now the time for reckoning has arrived.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
A lowly slice of wanton vulgarity that will have people smacking their heads and exclaiming, 'Not another idiotic spoof movie!'
Chuck Rudolph - Matinee Magazine
Nothing like a vulgar teen comedy to whet a dry holiday whistle, but I'll take mine with splash of humor.
Jeanne Aufmuth - Palo Alto Weekly
I admit I laughed once or twice but not enough to recommend anyone plunking down hard cash to see it.
Tony Toscano - Talking Pictures (U.S.)
A cinematic Mad magazine aimed squarely at the toilet-humor sect.
Sean O'Connell - Eclipse Magazine
By the time a member of teen-movie royalty makes a cameo in the film's finale, Not Another Teen Movie has long exhausted any hope of succeeding. Instead it becomes, well, just another teen movie.
Ellen Kim - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
For every one and a half good jokes, there's a bad one, yet when its funny, its more often than not, very funny.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
Wonderfully good spirited and unabashedly raunchy.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Brian Orndorf - Modamag.com