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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Lulls aside, Wain and Showalter deserve camp kudos for getting the details right. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Harmless enough, and its team of actors so frisky and enthusiastic that it manages to deliver a modicum of laughs despite itself. show more

  • 38
    USA Today

    The writing here is rarely funny, and often trite and predictable. A couple of scenes are downright disturbing: show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The frantic proceedings are more likely to have you wishing this summer would just come to an end. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The film keeps being yanked back from nothingness by this or that clever sendup, delivered by a small army of invigorated performers who seem to push off from one another's energy levels. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Mostly it fails to score. Maybe that's why no one has attempted summer-camp comedy since the third "Meatballs" sequel a decade ago. show more

  • 38
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    This low-budget comedy will most likely try the patience of a paying audience with its uneven pacing, wavering tone and poor production quality. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I want to escape, Oh, Muddah Faddah -- Life's too short for cinematic torture. show more

  • 60
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    A mess, bouncing nonsensically from one style of farce to another, leaving large vacuums and dead spots — which may themselves, of course, be deliberate. show more

  • 30
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Most of the scenes fall flatter than a lead soufflé, and the film's sight gags -- Andy dumping campers' bodies by the roadside, Gene humping the refrigerator -- are outrageous without actually being funny. show more

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