Orgazmo (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Orgazmo (1998)



Critic Consensus: More juvenile than provocative, Orgazmo may have enough good-natured raunch to satisfy writer-director Trey Parker's fans, but its satire is too soft to compete with the South Park co-creator's best work.

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"South Park" creator Trey Parker's film (which was created before South Park's success) centers on Mormon missionary Joe Young and his unusual entry into the pornographic movie industry

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Trey Parker
as Joe Young
Dian Bachar
as Ben Chapleski
Michael Dean Jacobs
as Maxxx Orbison
Matt Stone
as Dave The Lightning Guy
Joseph Arsenault
as Jimmy `The Fish'
Jeff Schubert
as Tommy `The Shark'
Desi Singh
as Randy `The Guppy'
Stan Sawicki
as Robert White
Ken Merckx
as Original Orgazmo
Buff Grey
as Security Guard
Cathy Fitzpatrick
as Older Porn Actress
as Haruko
Jeffery Bowman
as Porn Actor
as The Fat Lady Stripper
Shayla LaVeaux
as Greek Porno Actress
John Marlo
as Sancho
Miyu Natsuki
as G-Fresh's Daughter
Mao Yamada
as G-Fresh's Daughter
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Critic Reviews for Orgazmo

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (8)

Massively inventive and spiked with perversely wicked humor, "Orgazmo" is a delightful movie that showcases the multiple talents of Trey Parker as writer-director-star.

December 24, 2006 | Rating: B-
Top Critic

I like South Park. It has wit. I guess Orgazmo was a stage the boys had to go through.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

They are clearly having fun and playing well off each other.

September 18, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4.0 | Full Review…

An ineffective comical sci-fi cartoonish farce on Mormons and the porn film business.

September 2, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Parker and Stone are about to take over your funny bone.....A unique, amusing pic

July 4, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

If you're already a fan, consider the Special Edition DVD a must-own; if you've never seen Orgazmo before, be sure to make it a rental first. And hide the kiddies.

April 8, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orgazmo


The first large scale Hollywood film that Trey Parker and partner Matt Stone undertook, this film has all the musings of a parody, and yet all the intelligence of a teenaged boy. Not that that isn't entertaining, valued, and hysterical at times. If you aren't aware this duo remains the creative minds behind the cartoon show "South Park," but they have also made a lot of feature length films. This is an early film so it's not put together as well as "BASEketball" or "South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut." Still, it has a lot of memorable and quotable moments that really make it a great comedy. That's partially because the main character is so earnest and pure, even in the midst of making a porn film. Lead character Joe Young (Parker) is obviously named for Mormon faith's founder Joseph Smith, and throughout the film he stays as moral as he believes Smith was. He does missionary work in Los Angeles where he meets seedy porn director Maxxx Orbinson (Jacobs) and begins work as an erotic superhero named Orgazmo. Joe just needs some money so he can marry his longtime girlfriend Lisa (Lynne) but the film actually becomes a mainstream hit that makes more money than almost all other films. The rest of the film involves Joe trying to keep it from Lisa and shake off Maxxx's crude ploys to reel him in. It's not the over-the-top film most of its viewers will probably be expecting, because it stays a bit understated. This is surprising since the film scored an NC-17 rating from the MPAA, but that's probably because of the references to orgasms more than the actual content. There isn't much of any nudity, and the jokes don't ever tread into gross-out territory. It's a very likable movie, because it has some absurd moments and Zucker brother like stabs here and there. This is one of their better and solid live action comedy films.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Trey Parker's first full length feature film is a one joke nightmare with jokes that so unimpressive and laugh free that Orgazmo could be recommended as a cure for insomnia. This film a total mess from start to finish, and really isn't funny like Trey Parker's later films such as South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, and Team America: World Police. Orgazmo is a poorly written film that isn't funny. The film relies on one joke the whole film, and I simply can't believe that a comedy written by Trey Parker would be also one of the worst. But it is, but this was made way back when they first started out. The comedic delivery of Trey Parker's and Matt stone's has become more precise and funnier over the years. Orgazmo is a sloppy comedic outing that is poorly written, poorly written and poorly acted. Watching this, I was much looking forward to the ending credits. If you love Trey Parker and Matt Stone's work on South Park and are looking for something different, well this isn't it. Orgazmo is a poor comedy with one laugh throughout the entire film, and the film is poorly done. I hated this film, and I was surprised that Trey Parker and Matt Stone made this. Usually they're funny, but with this one, they scored a mediocre, awful comedy that doesn't deliver and is more boring and stupid than anything I've seen in quite some time. If you're looking for a good comedy, Orgazmo isn't the one. This an awful film that I can't recommend.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Man, was there ever a broad target that Matt Stone and Trey Parker DIDN'T go after?

Drew Smith
Drew Smith

Super Reviewer

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