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Project X (2012)



Critic Consensus: Unoriginal, unfunny, and all-around unattractive, Project X mines the depths of the teen movie and found-footage genres for 87 minutes of predictably mean-spirited debauchery.

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The Hangover's Todd Phillips produces this top-secret comedy from writers Matt Drake and Michael Bacall, with helming duties handled by commercial director Nima Nourizadeh. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Brady Hender
as Everett
Martin Klebba
as Angry Little Person
Pete Gardner
as Older Guy
Sam Lant
as Freshman Party Crasher
Henry Michaelson
as Freshman Party Crasher
David Sánchez
as High School Student
Ayydé Vargas
as High School Student
Chelsea Carbaugh-Rutland
as High School Student
Zach Lasry
as High School Student
Michael C. Stretton
as High School Student
Andrew Harbour
as High School Student
Allan Chanes
as High School Student
Holden Morse
as High School Student
Raz Mataz
as Party Goer
Jarod Einsohn
as Party Goer
Chet Hanks
as Party Goer
Julian Evens
as Party Goer
Chic Daniel
as Police Officer
Kevin Dunigan
as Police Officer
Colleen Flynn
as Mrs. Stillson
Sophia Santi
as Hispanice Neighbor
Jodi Harris
as Older Guy's Wife
Frank Buckley
as Channel 6 Reporter
Serene Branson
as Channel 8 Reporter
Robb Reesman
as Police Captain
Big Boy
as Himself
Jimmy Kimmel
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Project X

All Critics (139) | Top Critics (39)

None of these people resembles any teen anybody really knows. And thank god for that.

April 11, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

An unhealthy strain of misogyny runs through the dialogue, and the film- makers' unquestioning acceptance of high-school one-upmanship fairly turns the stomach.

March 19, 2012 | Rating: 2/5

It is a failed attempt to analyze what it means to rebel in the twenty-first century, and as such ends up being a party, not for the ages or the record books, but instead for the dustbin of rancid ideas and concepts better left forgotten.

March 17, 2012 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

It's an all no-name cast of actors and actresses, culled from the depths of Craigslist.

March 3, 2012 | Full Review…

The movie has all the heft of a tweet, but Philips has made it look pimp and, until the police end the party, Project X really is a riot.

March 3, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4

Ultimately, Project X is an example of why gimmicks rarely work, especially once the new shine has worn off.

March 2, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Project X


This was mental although slightly interesting, it doesnt offer much entertainment wise!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Project X is a horrible excuse for a comedy film. The film is crude, obscene and void of genuine laughs or good entertainment value. Right off the bat, you don't sympathize with the characters and you don't care about them either. A few lines made me smile, but overall this is one weak comedy and it doesn't stand out whatsoever. There's no thought in what went in to making this film and it seems as if the film's idea was drawn up on a napkin and studio executives were like "oh let's make a film with teens partying and drinking their asses off!" This is a dreadful movie that relies on teen party clichés for its plot. The film could have been much better, and it just ends up being a pointless mess from start to finish. To me this is just the bottom of the barrel of entertainment. I advise you if you consider watching something else if you come across this piece of crap. This is one film that never should have been made. I despised this one like the plague, and if you want a better party oriented film, watch Superbad, at least that one had great jokes, a good cast and plenty of terrific chaos that actually was hilarious. The only comical bits here are the parts where the Mercedes gets driven into the pool and the guy crashing the party with the flamethrower. Project X is a mess pure and simple, and it is definitely not a smart comedy. This is one of the worst films of 2012 and it is a film to definitely avoid.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


This movie sucks; big time. Some of the chaos that occurs in the film's final forth was pretty entertaining, but that isn't saying much. "Project X" is the most unlikable movie I've seen in ages. The characters, the endless montages, and the (failed) humor; all trite.

Michael S
Michael S

Super Reviewer

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