- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2002 1 Jan
The USCCB critic asks, "Can a film sink any lower? Save your money."
Mary Draughon (Preview) says, "Disgusting, gross bathroom humor permeates nearly every scene."
Phil Boatwright (Movie Reporter) calls it "93 minutes of vulgarity."
Michael Elliott (Movie Parables) writes, "Only in the movies is a wasteful slacker with a major lack of ambition held in such esteem. Van Wilder shows himself to be a first class loser. The same can be said of the film which bears his name."
Mainstream critics turned up their noses. Ebert writes, "Laughter for me was such a physical impossibility during