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American Pie 1999

Critics score:
61 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Sharon Pian Chan, Seattle Times: In spite of yourself, you'll find yourself groaning and laughing through the movie. Read more

Susan Stark, Detroit News: Beyond nauseating and all too familiar! Read more

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News: Manages to be both gross and sweet. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: Among this year's bumper crop of shallow teen-age movies, it is the shallowest and the most prurient. Read more

Jeffrey Wells, Mr. Showbiz: Most of American Pie just isn't smart or clever enough. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: Unusual in its ability to mix bodily functions humor with a sincere and unlooked-for sense of decency Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Another giggly gross-out comedy for teenagers, this one somewhat better than most by virtue of a more satisfying ending. Read more

Houston Chronicle: More likely to gross out adults than kids. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: Profound and ennobling! Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: Adam Herz's script is wildly uneven but occasionally quite funny. Read more

John Patterson, L.A. Weekly: It takes almost 30 intolerably slack minutes to set it up and get it rolling. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: American Pie is consistently funny and sporadically hilarious. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Cheerful and hard-working and sometimes funny! Read more

Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.com: Some of it does manage to be quite funny; some of it just lies there, all by itself, without even trying to wrap itself around a joke. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: It casts actors who look plausible and treats sex with honesty and no apologies. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: A crude piece of work, spottily acted and directed. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: The king of gross-out comedy! Read more

Dennis Lim, Village Voice: Director Paul Weitz never quite pulls off the balancing act of There's Something About Mary, in which the Farrellys managed to be goofy and sweet and gross all at once. Read more

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post: Deliriously raunchy! Read more