(2004)

Critic Reviews

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Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Premiere
The Broken Lizard guys don't so much send up a genre as inhabit it, and subvert it from the inside.
63
Chicago Sun-Times
There will be better movies playing in the same theater, even if it is a duplex, but on the other hand there is something to be said for goofiness without apology by broken lizards who just wanna have fun.
63
New York Daily News
Pure dumb fun -- horror slapstick that rudely parodies both the arterial violence of slasher films and the topless hedonism of the spring-break ritual.
63
New York Post
This genre-busting hybrid is a scattershot affair - bad jokes land with a thud that seems to echo, but the winning ones prompt hearty laughs.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
Works better than one might think, thanks to the group's modus operandi, which combines a fundamental reverence for the target material and a sly irreverence that's key to their skewering technique.
58
Entertainment Weekly
A few gags are brilliantly staged, but most have a smug, collegiate take-it-or-leave-it quality that makes full-on belly laughter feel optional.
50
San Francisco Chronicle
If you enjoy gross humor -- elevated by an occasional witty line -- and looking at babes, and don't mind a little blood and gore, do I have a date movie for you.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
A splatter of scenes that relocate the funny-bone in the lower anatomical regions -- sometimes hitting the mark, occasionally a glancing blow, often missing completely.
38
The name is a tipoff: Club Dread is dreadful.
38
Philadelphia Inquirer
A slasher spoof of sorts, except that unlike the "Scream" pics, scant effort seems to have gone into the spoofing aspect of the story.
38
Chicago Tribune
The upside is that they're likable and play well together...The downside is that they're all still communicating roughly the same message, which lies somewhere between a wink and a nudge.

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