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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    TV Guide

    It's lewd, it's crude and it's funny - don't try to say you didn't laugh. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Porky's is crafty, offensive retro-fantasy for one gender. [20 Mar 1982] show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Porky's is another raunchy teenage sex-and-food-fight movie. show more

  • NA
    Boston Globe

    Unfortunately, except for one raucous routine, this "Animal House" clone is an overblown, over-publicized, overwrought exploitation flick that's about as funny as the first dirty joke my father told me. [09 Apr 1982] show more

  • 70
    Janet Maslin The New York Times

    A portion of the audience will be strongly offended by Porky's, just as another portion will find it filthy but fun. However, there is no debating the success of Mr. Clark's casting, for he has assembled a cheerful, likable bunch of actors, most of them unknowns. show more

  • 50

    It has some of ["American] Graffiti's" sweetness of spirit, but none of its style or depth of feeling; it has some of "Animal [House"]'s raunchiness, but none of its loony anarchy. show more

  • 50

    If, by chance, Porky's should prove to be Melvin Simon's swan song in the film industry, it will either be perceived as a thunderously rude exit or a titanic raspberry uttered to audiences everywhere. show more

  • 20
    Dave Kehr Chicago Reader

    It's as if Russ Meyer had made "Death Wish III" with an adenoidal cast, though it isn't that good. show more

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