Down 986 this week

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 3,897 users  
Reviews: 132 user | 14 critic

The AVGN must overcome his phobia of the worst video game in the world to save his fans.


, (as James Rolfe)


, (as James Rolfe)
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 23 Jul 2013
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 14 Dec 2013
a list of 33 titles
created 03 Mar 2014
a list of 38 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 37 titles
created 2 weeks ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series 2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A foul-mouthed nerd reviews bad video games.

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Kyle Justin, Mike Matei
James & Mike Mondays (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Buddies James and Mike kill time by playing and reviewing video games, old and new.

Stars: Mike Matei, James D. Rolfe, Brendan Castner
Board James (TV Series 2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

James and his pals play eccentric board games from their youth.

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Mike Matei, Brendan Castner
Nostalgia Critic (TV Series 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A film critic, raised on pop culture reviews films and television shows from his childhood, often feels betrayed by how poorly they hold up.

Stars: Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Malcolm Ray
Heal Thyself (2012)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A morally challenged doctor is thriving in America's profit-driven health care system.

Director: Jeremy Dylan Lanni
Stars: Eric Roberts, Edie McClurg, Peter Jason
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Every October, James Rolfe reviews horror movies, whether it be the old-school silent-era monster classics, the golden-age Universal horror films from the '30s, '40s and '50s, the grotesque... See full summary »

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr.
You Know What's Bullshit (TV Series 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A disgruntled man with a mound of cow dung for a head talks about various, every day items, and how they are all, in fact, worthless.

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Mike Matei
To Boldly Flee (Video 2012)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When the Nostalgia Critic can't stop blaming himself for the loss of Ma-Ti, a weird string of events begins to unfold that could shake the very fabric of internet reviewing as we know it. ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Walker
Stars: Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis, Lewis Lovhaug
Pat the NES Punk (TV Series 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Pat Contri, James D. Rolfe
Kickassia (Video 2010)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Nostalgia Critic's team try to take over the acre-big nation of Mollasia and make it Kickassia.

Director: Doug Walker
Stars: Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis, Lewis Lovhaug
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

James talks about what he was think when he came up with the AVGN.

Director: James D. Rolfe
Stars: Kyle Justin, Mike Matei, James D. Rolfe
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two men working I have a cemetery having to kill zombies

Director: James D. Rolfe
Stars: David Francis, Jason Goodrich, Steven J. Klaszky


Cast overview, first billed only:
James D. Rolfe ...
Nerd (as James Rolfe)
Mr. Swann
Andre Meadows ...
Gustaf Lingmark ...
Cooper's Mom / Main Gambler
Isaac Sherman ...
Noah Sherman ...


The AVGN must overcome his phobia of the worst video game in the world to save his fans.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


One Bit to Ruin Them all... See more »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

21 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Злостный видеоигровой задрот: Кино  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$325,927 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Most of the movie is filmed in L.A. because of the required locations needed and the unpredicted weather that often occurs in the east coast. See more »


When General Dark Onward gets his arm blown up by a grenade, his uniform and shirt is sprayed with blood from the wound in his shoulder. However, in the scenes following immediately after his clothes are spotless. See more »


[from trailer]
The Angry Video Game Nerd: I have to save the fans.
See more »


References GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004) See more »


Humvee Chase
Music by Bear McCreary
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Unmemorable, Lackluster
11 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

I guess I should start off my saying that I've been a big fan of AVGN for at least 5 or 6 years now, so this review may be subconsciously biased for or against due to this fact.

As a fan of the web series, I just didn't feel like the movie lived up to the episodes. The writing (particularly dialog, but also plot points at times) was pretty bad. The acting itself was good for the most part, it was just the writing.

The jokes are completely unfunny. Reminiscent of classic AVGN, sure, but not up to par at all. Most of the similarities come from jokes that were recycled from the web show, and the new material was facepalm worthy. A lot of clichés were used, which is fine for a film like this where they were obviously just trying to mock clichés and cliché films, but it wasn't pulled off satisfactorily.

The effects were hit or miss. I didn't of course expect Hollywood-level special effects, and I realize that similar to the cliché thing, they wanted some degree of cheese as a throwback to old low budget cult classics, but some of them were painfully bad. There was one scene where there were robots walking around that were clearly people dressed in cardboard boxes wrapped in tin foil. Some of the other effects however were surprisingly well done, and I applaud them on that.

The plot holes were really hard to ignore. Where did Cooper (AVGN's new sidekick) come from, for instance? He has never been a part of the AVGN universe in the past, and no back story at all is given as to how or why his character ended up in the film. There was also a romantic hookup between two characters that had no prior chemistry and never expressed a love interest toward each other at all previously, which was just bizarre and felt way out in left field.

Lastly, I felt a strong sense of arrogance in the way that the AVGN character was portrayed, given that James wrote the movie. From the very beginning, he's touted as the voice of all gamers the world over, and THE authority on game critique - even to the point where there was one scene where a crazed fan bought an unwanted item simply because "AVGN spit on it". I felt this strong self importance and shameless self-promotion vibe coming off of much of the film.

I think the movie had potential, but I think opportunities were missed. I also feel that a lot more care could have been taken in the actual writing, and many scenes should not have made the cut for one reason or another, where they could have filled the extra time from the cuts with scenes that filled the plot holes.

I realize that this was an ambitious project with a low budget, but I feel that they probably tried to over extend, spending too much of the budget on things that were either unnecessary or could have been cheesed down slightly, and they cheesed out too much on things that could have had a bit more of the budget put into them.

I'm giving it a 4/10 mostly just for effort, but it's actually just a pretty bad film and would only get a 4 or higher from a fan, as it has no redeeming qualities to anyone not familiar with AVGN.

30 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone Here Feel The Nerd Is Going Downhill? zth1989
Napoleon Dynamite has almost the same budget as the AVGN movie spillzonen
the nostagia critic needs to review it terryothfitzgy-953-490205
For fans. Not for not fans. majesticallymajestic
Why wasn't Kyle Justin the sidekick? bogardx3
James should do the brave thing and kill off the Nerd. jmobleyj-1
Discuss Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: