Another giggly gross-out comedy for teenagers, this one somewhat better than most by virtue of a more satisfying ending.
-Jonathan RosenbaumFull Review
More likely to gross out adults than kids.
It casts actors who look plausible and treats sex with honesty and no apologies.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
Adam Herz's script is wildly uneven but occasionally quite funny.
-Liam LaceyFull Review
Paul Weitz, who never directed before; Chris Weitz - his brother - who never produced before; and Adam Herz, who never wrote a screenplay before, have cooked up two hilarious hours of impure pow.
Unusual in its ability to mix bodily functions humor with a sincere and unlooked-for sense of decency
-Kenneth TuranFull Review
Most of American Pie just isn't smart or clever enough.
-Jeffrey WellsFull Review
A sloppy mess!
Cheerful and hard-working and sometimes funny!
-Roger EbertFull Review
Absolutely hilarious from beginning to end!
Pie is more like the C student who later makes a bundle, then comes back to endow the school.
-Michael O'SullivanFull Review
Profound and ennobling!
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
Manages to be both gross and sweet.
-Chris VognarFull Review
The king of gross-out comedy!
-Todd McCarthyFull Review
American Pie is a pretty despicable slice of high-school life.
Arch and pretty dull, with a certain sour undertone. And it just isn't very funny.
-Joe BaltakeFull Review
Director Paul Weitz never quite pulls off the balancing act of There's Something About Mary, in which the Farrellys managed to be goofy and sweet and gross all at once.
-Dennis LimFull Review
Some of it does manage to be quite funny; some of it just lies there, all by itself, without even trying to wrap itself around a joke.
-Mary Elizabeth WilliamsFull Review
American Pie is both funny and foul, alternately frank and full of it.
The actors are pure Hollywood, with every grin, spoken line, or sad face springing from acting classes and the closely studied performances of other actors.
Beyond nauseating and all too familiar!
-Susan StarkFull Review
Among this year's bumper crop of shallow teen-age movies, it is the shallowest and the most prurient.
-Stephen HoldenFull Review
In spite of yourself, you'll find yourself groaning and laughing through the movie.
-Sharon Pian ChanFull Review
American Pie is consistently funny and sporadically hilarious.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Any kind of conversation, such as the boys' gatherings at a diner, is beyond the powers of filmmaking brothers Paul and Chris Weitz.
It works as well as it does because the central cast - equal parts male and female, lest we forget - are all so uniformly endearing.
-Charlie LyneFull Review