On one hand, “American Reunion” is really nothing special. Sure, it has quite a few laughs in it, but it’s not nearly as fresh as the original “American Pie” from 1999, nor is it particularly memorable.
American Reunion opens with R. Kelly's “Bump & Grind” playing over a low shot of a bedroom floor, clothes strewn all over the place. The camera comes to the foot of the bed, which is rocking frantically.
Reel Film Reviews
American Reunion, saddled with a hopelessly sentimental third act, ultimately establishes itself as an overlong and underdeveloped sequel that could only be loved by hardcore fans of the original film.
There's a moment in "American Reunion," the latest serving in the "American Pie" series, when the Jason Biggs' character, Jim Levenstein, laments that "things will never be the way they used to be." He's talking about the old gang returning home for...
Sitting somewhere between nostalgia and limp sex romp, American Reunion adds a fourth (but not necessarily final) installment to the teen gross-out franchise that took the world by surprise in 1999 when the relatively low-budget first film American Pie...
Here’s the whopping surprise: “American Reunion” wraps up the series fittingly and funnily. You know that affliction that most comedies have, where they stop being hilarious with about 25 minutes left? In “American Reunion,” the fourth and best ...
Yes, adulthood - of a sort - figures into the equation in American Reunion, a Generation Y raunchfest that reteams the principals of the 1999 R-rated smash American Pie (and its most distinguished sequels) for a 13-years-on high school get-together.
You can always go home again according to American Reunion, in which adult life for Jim (Jason Biggs), Oz (Chris Klein), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), and Stifler (Seann William Scott) is filled with misguided decisions...
“American Reunion” is not unlike the event from which it takes its title. Some of it rekindles memories of what worked in the past in a nostalgic, even sweet way. Some of it reminds one what they liked about these people in the first place.
New York Post
“American Reunion’’ is the genially smutty, third big-screen sequel to the 1999 hit “American Pie,’’ bringing back virtually the entire original cast, absent from four lucrative...
Sweeping aside the film's weirdest unasked question -- who goes to their 13th high school reunion? -- the characters created by Adam Herz for the 1999 hit "American Pie" return for a rather tired sequel called "American Reunion," in which poor...
The Critical Critics
As wrap-up films for movie franchises go, one just has to look back at the Harry Potter empire to see how to do it right. American Reunion director Jon Hurwitz (“Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay“) was obviously not very observant.
Arriving nine years after the last installment in the series, American Reunion is true to its title, reuniting the entire cast of the raunchy high school comedy American Pie (1999) for the first time since, well, American Pie 2 (2001). Several cast...
What this means then is that I can't help but approach American Pie: Reunion (or simply American Reunion, if the opening credits of the version of the film I saw are anything to go by) with an equal amount of bias and nostalgia, effectively putting...
American Reunion finds Jim (Jason Biggs) married to band camp nympho Michelle (Alyson Hannigan); but with a two-year-old son, the only fun Jim is having in the sack is with his trusty slouch sock.
The Globe And Mail
More proof you can never go to home room again, American Reunion finds the gang from East Great Falls High, Class of ’99 awkwardly joining together 13 years later.
Three Movie Buffs
One of the biggest problems with American Wedding, the 2003 predecessor to this movie, was that it lacked the full cast of the original two American Pie films. It had some nice moments, but it felt more like a money grab than an adequate end to the...
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
You probably haven’t been lying awake in bed at night wondering whatever became of Stifler and Oz and the rest of the horny kids from the original “American Pie” movie.
Sacramento News & Review
Not that you asked, but here’s what’s going on with the American Pie class of ’99. The hapless Jim (Jason Biggs) and horny Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are cordially married but sexually disconnected. Sweet beefcake Oz (Chris Klein) settled into sub-ESPN...
Ah, high school. So many memories. And what better way to relive those fond memories then at a reunion. The kids at East Great Falls High are getting together to celebrate their 13th year (don’t ask) out of high school.
So the gang from American Pie are now all middle-aged and fat and balding and ... no, wait, that will be the next Pie film with the original cast, in another 13 years. THIS one sees them in their early 30s and getting back together for their first...
Reunion movies, as with sequels, are faced with assorted challenges that go beyond avoiding a disconnect between who the characters were some time ago, and where their personalities have drifted in a continuum into the present time.
American Pie remains a touchstone of '90s comedies in particular and raunchy teen sex comedies in general. Viewed today, it has retained an element of its initial breezy freshness, although a progression of envelope-pushing comedies have made it easy...
In 1999 a movie came out the pretty much re-defined the way we look at a normal Apple Pie. It was called American Pie and it spawned two good sequels that obviously were not as funny as the first but still made me laugh.
Shadows on the Wall
Call this a missed opportunity. While there's plenty of scope to have fun with these characters as they hit 30, this script is simply not up to the job. It's never very funny, has no sense of momentum and only comes to life due to the endearing...
THIS is a typically modern Hollywood comedy which relies heavily on parental involvement in the script to try to generate laughs.
American Pie: Reunion scrapes a pass thanks to its likeable characters and strong comic performances, but the script is disappointing and it's not quite as funny as it should have been.
Reuniting all the principal players for the first time since American Pie 2 in 2001, it assembles the characters for a high school reunion, once again exposing the hapless Jim (Jason Biggs), now a father, to most of the humiliation...
ย้อนกลับไปปี 1999 พวกวางแผนแอ้มเปิดซิงก่อนปลายเทอม จนทำให้คอหนังวัยรุ่นทั่วโลกได้รู้จักพายชิ้นแรกทั้งยังกลายเป็นหนังที่ประสบความสำเร็จด้านเสียงวิจารณ์และรายได้ที่สุดเรื่องหนึ่งประจำปี ตามมาด้วยปี 2001 พวกเขากลับมาพร้อมช่วงฤดูร้อนสุดห่ามในการเผชิญ...
Just when you think the ‘American Pie’ franchise has only enough life left for the direct-to-video market (where for the record, four titles under the ‘American Pie Presents’ banner have been released thus far), the original gang- including Jason Biggs...