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The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Theater Camp Film?

Dear Evan Hansen stars (and fiancés) Ben Platt and Noah Galvin co-wrote the screenplay with Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman.

Molly Gordan and Ben Platt in Theater Camp Theater Camp/Sundance Film Festival

To borrow a headline from one of the reviews, Theater Camp is "by theatre nerds, for theatre nerds." (Yes, please, thank you.)

Dear Evan Hansen stars (and fiancés) Ben Platt and Noah Galvin created the film along with Molly Gordon (Booksmart, The Bear) and Nick Lieberman, inspired by Galvin's 2020 short film of the same name. Theater Camp premiered at Sundance Film Festival, where it was picked up for distribution by Searchlight Pictures. It releases theatrically July 14.

The mockumentary follows the eccentric staff of a rundown theatre camp in upstate New York as they come together with a less-than-theatrically-inclined member of the camp family to keep the program going following the sudden absence of the beloved founder.

Read the reviews below.

AV Club (Brent Simon

Collider (Ross Bonaime)

Deadline (Valerie Complex)

The Film Stage (Matt Cipolla)

The Guardian (Adrian Horton)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Indiewire (Kate Erbland)

MovieWeb (Philana Marie Boles)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Times (Amy Nicholson)*

Screen Daily (Tim Grierson)

Slant Magazine (Derek Smith)

Variety ( Peter Debuge)

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Platt, Gordon, and Galvin star in the project, alongside Amy Sedaris, Alan S. Kim, Patti Harrison, Owen Thiele, Jimmy Tatro, Ayo Edebiri, Caroline Aaron and Nathan Lee Graham. The project is the directorial debut of Gordon and Lieberman.

Erik Feig, Samie Kim Falvey and Julia Hammer produced for Picturestart, in partnership with Maria Zuckerman and Ryan Heller for Topic Studios. Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, Alex Brown and Mary Bundy for Gloria Sanchez Productions are also a part of the production team.

Go Inside the Red Carpet for the NYC Special Screening of Theater Camp

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