At the film-review aggregator Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 for reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 1, based on 4 reviews, indicating "Overwhelming dislike". Frank Schreck of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a negative review, stating, "Filled with ethnic stereotypes, scatological humor, profane language and characters who are not so much caricatures as cartoons, Not Cool well lives up to its title." Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times opined that the "characters are vile; the acting is terrible (Mr. Dawson, who has had some YouTube success, cast himself in a leading role); the tone is a confusing mishmash; and there’s not an original thought or joke in the thing." The Los Angeles Times also gave it a negative review, calling the film "an abyss, an insult to the craft of filmmaking, storytelling and entertainment in almost every way, which is maybe what Dawson's 10 million YouTube subscribers want. (There must be some reason they find him appealing.)"
I wonder what the reviews will be for Taryn Southern's movie. She keeps saying she only had 6 weeks to make it even though it was filmed 5 years ago. That has to be some type of procrastination record.