New York Times - 04/20/2001
"...[Green stages] his gross-outs with a demented but unmistakable integrity..."
Rolling Stone - 05/10/2001
"...The gross-out routines arrive like a medley of Green's greatest hits..."
Self-made celebrity and outlaw of gross-out comedy, Tom Green (of MTV's TOM GREEN SHOW) makes the leap to the big screen with the outrageous semi-autobiographical FREDDY GOT FINGERED. Starring as Gord Brody, a slacker fast-approaching 30, yet still living in his father's basement, Green is his usual obtusely hilarious, polymorphously perverse self. Physical comedy ascends to the realm of extreme performance art as Brody's unachievable lifelong dream to become an animator causes him to clash with his hardened father (played by the steely and equally funny Rip Torn.) A furtive love affair with a wheelchair-bound rocket scientist and the disturbing hijinks of a troublesome younger brother named Freddy form the core of the sublimely stupid plot that serves mainly as a platform from which Green launches his incredible and often irrational comedic fare. Testing the limits of comedy, Green's deceptively moronic film does, at times, achieve a level of visual and conceptual cleverness, crafting ironic and primordial images from jokes on human folly.