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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A formulaic comedy that displays as much subtlety as its title. show more

  • 40
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    It has a good heart and a good cast, mixing Hollywood veterans with some of today’s better young TV stars. But the movie is strenuously, exhaustingly unfunny, in a way that makes its phoniness harder to bear. show more

  • 70
    Annlee Ellingson Los Angeles Times

    Johnny Severin and Nicholas David Brandt's otherwise clever and original script takes an unexpected turn at nearly every intersection, resulting in a funny and big-hearted coming-of-age romance. show more

  • 50
    Scott Foundas Variety

    Winning performances by a number of fresh-faced newcomers are almost but not quite enough to recommend The Secret Lives of Dorks, a fitfully amusing, more often shrill and overstated teen comedy that, like its dweeby protagonist, tries too hard to impress. show more

  • 30
    Chris Packham Village Voice

    The Secret Lives of Dorks, starring Jim Belushi, is, well, the Jim Belushi of high-school romantic comedies: indifferent, kind of exhausted. show more

  • NA
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    There’s no way to prepare yourself for how awful The Secret Lives of Dorks is. show more

  • 42
    Mike D'Angelo The A.V. Club

    It’s arguable that the jocks and cheerleaders are this movie’s true heroes, without whom those pathetic dorks would never be able to find one another. show more

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