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Freshman Orientation Review

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1.0

Dave White Profile

… pretend it's the '90s all over again. Read full review

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  • 3.0
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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    Freshman Orientation is not incompetently made. Nor is it badly acted. But there’s not a fresh idea in it, and everyone on screen seems to be in a different comedy.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    An uneven coming-of-age comedy.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    On one level, a stereotypical mash of Greek cruelty, queer poetry slams and rabid activist rhetoric. But beneath the tired crudeness and college-romp clichés, the movie is gently perceptive about the malleable nature of sexuality and the barriers we construct to hide our confusion.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Variety Robert Koehler

    With intermittently amusing glee, writer-director Ryan Shiraki's tyro film, Freshman Orientation, frolics through the political minefields of a typical college campus.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Feels a bit like a missed opportunity. It's too bad the motion picture as a whole isn't as quirky and clever as its double-edged title.

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