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A summery confection crammed with fresh young talented faces that's hard not to love.
A hilarious, rousing musical comedy set at a summer camp where NOBODY plays sports and EVERYBODY worships Stephen Sondheim.
The New York Times
A crude but irresistibly effervescent movie cut from the same sequined cloth as "Fame," Camp couldn't be better timed to ride the coattails of "Chicago" to cult popularity.
Dallas Observer
"Meatballs" handled the sleep-away sex stuff better; here it feels like filler between the killer musical numbers that make even special guest Stephen Sondheim smile on his way out the door.
Spiked with some genuine show-stopping musical numbers, and the sheer pluck of its young cast is nothing if not admirable.
The pressure often shows: For all its charm, the dramatic moments are awkward and the final act feels rushed and under rehearsed.
Village Voice
Camp is self-conscious when the teens aren't singing, but the quote marks fall away as soon as they lift their voices.
Has a good deal of the appeal, and the drawbacks, of a high school play. It can be pokey and overly earnest and its dramatics are not always polished, but, on the other hand, would you want them to be?
Starts slowly, takes a turn for the better for a couple of reels and then, not having much to say or anywhere to go, flatlines into something akin to "American Idol."
The movie is so rigged to elicit the audience's empathy that it becomes difficult to watch; it's stifling.

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