Orange County
Orange County (2002)

Some cast and crew from NBC's highly acclaimed, little-seen series Freaks and Geeks reunite for this teen comedy that also marks the first starring role for Tom Hanks' son, Colin. The younger Hanks plays Shaun Brumder, a high… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 11, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 18, 2002
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Critic Score
46%
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61%

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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smarter than the average teen movie, but a little on the unmemorable side.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Stupid movie pushes boundaries of PG-13.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The urine-quaffing gags and hearty barfing asides are the lowbrow price extracted for...gestures towards semi-intelligence.

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Film4 Staff
Film4

It won't stick with you forever, but you will enjoy it while it lasts.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

[Kasdan] and White aim very low here and fail to take advantage of the abundant opportunities for social satire that its upper class and academic settings provide.

Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

Refreshingly, it's not as lowbrow or silly as your typical youth-oriented comedy of late.

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Second-generation Hollywood wrestles with but never truly pins down this big-hearted, broad and often flat comedy...

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Danny Graydon
Empire Magazine

With minimal gross-out quota, Kasdan's sure-footed approach mixes a teen farce and a morality tale.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

This is mostly weak stuff, with a timid and reactionary final message about how it's better to stay in your home town, rather than go for a big-city college education.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

If all you're looking for is a mild comedy with four or five solid laughs and a whole bunch of familiar faces, you could do worse.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Just a fun movie with a giant heart, impossible to not love. The characters are outrageous and believable at the same time, it's really well shot and tells… More
Jason Owens
When we're around the 18 - 23 range, don't we all want to get out of the county and same old house that we've known all our life? Shaun does.… More
Spencer S.
Not the best, but definitely wacky with a turn for Schuyler Fisk. Just ignore Jack Black and you'll enjoy it.
Lenny Muggsy
Nothing entirely special here but it's got the offspring of Tom Hanks as the lead role which was exciting. Also Jack Black always plays a good stoner/bum.… More
Tim Salmons
Meh.
Daniel Perry
Much more enjoyable than I expected, the first half was pretty good but it eventually sort of unravelled. It tells a story that's easily related to though,… More

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