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The Amateurs

  • Rated R

independent, special interest


Citizens of a small town, under the influence of a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis, come together to make an adult film.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    15%
  • Audience Score
    54%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    15%
    reviews counted: 11
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  • Audience

    54%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The only burst of creativity is the number of euphemisms Traeger has for pussy ("fruit cup" was my favorite)

- Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: If there's something hypocritically coy about a sex comedy without sex (let alone a porn industry without victims), there's also something refreshing about the characters' unabashed good nature -- at least until the grievously saccharine finale.

- Ben Walters, Time Out, Saturday, May 6, 2006

Fresh: ultimately heartwarming and humorous enough to merit a recommendation

- Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com, Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Audience Reviews

3 stars

OK, so it starts out slow. The Amateurs has so many good actors. So many actors I've loved in other roles. From Patrick Fugit in Wrist Cutters, to Ted Danson in Becker (TV), it's even graced by Jeff Bridges from Big Lebowski. Every actor does such a good job in making their characters count. It's about a bunch of friends who are losers/nobody's in a small town, who jump on board with Andy, who decides to make a porno. They're a bunch of likable characters who think it is easy to do, but don't have the personality to pull it off. Everything from recruiting people to be in the movie, to filming are funny. Lessons are learned, and friendships are made even stronger in this very entertaining, funny, well directed film. Even though it starts out slow, it is a very well done movie..... about making a movie. See it.

- cenzano38, Thursday, March 12, 2009

3 stars

OK, so it starts out slow. The Amateurs has so many good actors. So many actors I've loved in other roles. From Patrick Fugit in Wrist Cutters, to Ted Danson in Becker (TV), it's even graced by Jeff Bridges from Big Lebowski. Every actor does such a good job in making their characters count. It's about a bunch of friends who are losers/nobody's in a small town, who jump on board with Andy, who decides to make a porno. They're a bunch of likable characters who think it is easy to do, but don't have the personality to pull it off. Everything from recruiting people to be in the movie, to filming are funny. Lessons are learned, and friendships are made even stronger in this very entertaining, funny, well directed film. Even though it starts out slow, it is a very well done movie..... about making a movie. See it.

- cenzano38, Thursday, March 12, 2009

4 stars

If you're going to make a porno, why not involve the whole town? Funny that. Definitely don't agree with everyone else on this one.

- sitron45, Sunday, July 11, 2010