Over the Top
Brian J. Greene | Durham, NC | 07/28/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes camp is a little too aware of being camp, and this might be the case with this odd 1972 film. Wally Cox is way over the top as a little man who likes to follow pretty girls around the streets and who really just wants a mother figure to push him around. Victor Buono steals the show as the slobbering fool who is trying to lure Cox into working for his boss, a radiant and all-too-sexy Julie Newmar. This is great camp fun and Newmar is in her prime. I would have liked it a little more if it had been slightly less aware of its own oddness."
Seduction of a Nerd Review
Litany | California | 09/15/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"There are actually worse films on the market than this, but not by much. However, the fact that I can't say it's the bottom of the heap says something. Years ago a review for "Beach Party" stated: "You have to have the intelligence of a moron to sit through it." I'd put The Seduction of a Nerd a notch above "Beach Party" and the Beach Party sequels, but just a notch, primarily because I think it shows at least some originality. The sexual emphasis is all in good humor, not too heavy, and that places the movie in a more average category. But all in all, I'd rather watch films like The Postman, Dragonfly, and Eight Below than waste my time on this kind of shallow silliness."