Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "Whenever the tagline “from Todd Phillips, director of The Hangover” is used on the cover of a Blu-Ray, you should know exactly what to expect. Project X is in the same league as Phillips’ insanely moronic Hangover films, if anything it’s worse. There’s not a single likable character in the film and the found-footage element works for all of 20 minutes. Project X is a film that consists of recycled party clips that play on repeat over and over and over, until the grand finale, which is forcefully slapped on and definitely out of place. Approach with extreme caution."