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Based on 14 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The overall premise, involving mental illness and suicide, isn't all that funny, at least not in practice, and the picture begins to seem labored and long. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Unfortunately for the poor viewer trapped into sitting through this 95 minute mess, the humor is both conventional and unfunny, the script never takes any chances, and the ending is a cop-out. show more

  • 25
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    Dead Man on Campus, a supposed black comedy produced by MTV, is simply awful. show more

  • NA
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The product of a first-time director and writers who have no sense of scene structure or shape, or even a discernible sense of humour. show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    The story's not much, but this dark comedy contains moments of unexpected wit. show more

  • 20
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    A dark comedy caught in a white-light washout, it's neither mean enough to be funny, nor funny enough to mean much. show more

  • 42
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    As a satire of new-style collegiate types, this MTV production actually evinces a few germs of rancid wit. show more

  • 70
    Joe Leydon Variety

    Although it falls far short of fulfilling its full potential as a dark comedy of desperation, Dead Man on Campus is a modestly amusing trifle that merits a passing grade as lightweight entertainment. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    A predictably dumb movie made for very young audiences, playing to youth's love of excess and loaded with masturbation jokes. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    The bad news is that the opening credits, which make sick and darkly comic allusions to suicide, are the best thing about the film. show more

  • February 03, 2010 RAM2471
    Report This User

    I have a message for the high-powered critics of The New York Times, Washington Post, or any of the other stuffy, antiquated news sources...Lighten up! I realize that I don't have the same literary background or skills that you possess, but I will say that I enjoy watching alot of movies, I am coming up on my 39th birthday, and I thought Dead Man on Campus was pretty funny. Also, recognizing that I am the only 'average guy' leaving a review for this movie, most probably haven't seen it, but should. On occasion, I will still use soundbites from the spoken by Cliff..."You guys like hookers? I know this chick named Carl..." If you liked American Pie, you will enjoy Dead Man on Campus!!

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