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90
This shamefully underpromoted, gloriously silly romp made me laugh harder than any other movie this summer. Make that this year.
60
L.A. Weekly
Like, you know, genius. But, like, you know, why?
60
In essence, it's a ragged collection of bits and sketches cobbled into about a dozen plots, most of which call upon the cast to do a lot of tongue and neck-spraining French kissing.
50
New York Daily News
The frantic proceedings are more likely to have you wishing this summer would just come to an end.
50
Harmless enough, and its team of actors so frisky and enthusiastic that it manages to deliver a modicum of laughs despite itself.
50
New York Post
Mostly it fails to score. Maybe that's why no one has attempted summer-camp comedy since the third "Meatballs" sequel a decade ago.
38
The writing here is rarely funny, and often trite and predictable. A couple of scenes are downright disturbing:
25
Chicago Sun-Times
I want to escape, Oh, Muddah Faddah -- Life's too short for cinematic torture.
20
Salon.com
A thoroughly inept piece of moviemaking. You're more likely to find a ham sandwich at a Passover seder than to find a laugh in this picture.
10
New Times (L.A.)
Doesn't swing, doesn't score, can't make it to first base, never even drags its sorry ass out of the dugout.

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