Theater Camp

12A
2023
|
94 mins
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When the founder of a rundown theatre camp in upstate New York falls into a coma right before the summer... More

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Theater Camp | Ratings & Reviews

Shockingly good

Surprisingly good. Shockingly good, even. Life-affirming and joyful without ever being twee, cutting and satirical without ever being cruel—if there was ever a worthy successor to Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind, then Theater Camp is it.

Amelia Berry

"Hits just the right note between satire and sincere."

Associated PressAssociated Press

"The screenwriters... find ways to turn potential cliches into something fresh and funny."

IndieWireIndieWire

"Brisk enough to nimbly shake off gags that don’t land... measured enough to avoid coming off as manic and exhausting."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Bitterly funny."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Affectionate satire."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"Too sweet to take issue with."

VultureVulture

"This joyous mockumentary is the funniest film in years."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"A feel-good delight."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Lovingly lampoons... overly serious community theater types, but does so with an earnest gusto that quickly becomes tiresome."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"While there are a fair amount of laughs here, the premise isn’t fully taken advantage of onscreen."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Excruciatingly unfunny for the first 74 of its 94 minutes before suddenly revealing an impressive flourish of creativity."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"Plays it safe."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"A lovingly curated collection of approximately a thousand jokes about theatre kids."

RogerEbert.comRogerEbert.com

"Hilarious..."

ColliderCollider

"Half-hearted and lackluster..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Even if it’s not going to be for everyone, Theatre Camp wants to make sure we’re having as much fun as it is."

PastePaste

"A gem for Broadway geeks..."

New York PostNew York Post

"A gets-old-fast feature..."

VarietyVariety

"(This) side-splitting comedy can rub elbows with the best mockumentaries..."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"(An) hilarious indie film (with a) delightful and eclectic cast..."

Chicago ReaderChicago Reader

"The jokes are good. Sure, many require a knowledge of musical theater, but even newbies will find something to love."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

Theater Camp | Details

Award winner
Special Jury Award, Sundance 2023
Rating
12A, infrequent strong language, drug references
Runtime
94
Genre
Comedy
Country of origin
USA

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