Booksmart

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Fast-paced, funny, and fresh, Booksmart does the seemingly impossible by adding a smart new spin to the coming-of-age comedy.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    ...witty, raucous, perfectly played and eventually packs an emotional wallop.
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    Robert Daniels812filmreviews
    Booksmart is a loving and endearing piece of filmmaking - wickedly funny and adventurous - and a jaw dropping directorial debut from Wilde.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's raunchy and kind of gross at times, but there is such heart, sweetness, and honesty about high school.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    It sounds like such a cliche but you will literally laugh and cry, and flash back to your own teenage days with fondness, not horror.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    First, the good news: it's immediately clear that Wilde is a filmmaker by vocation... If anything, the film is polished to a fault: the marketing term "elevated genre," most frequently applied to horror, feels equally apt here.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Booksmart is such a smart, funny, rude, cheerful, likeable movie. It's well worth checking out, even if your school days are a distant memory.
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    Alex BentleyCultureMap
    Booksmart is a mostly sweet film that works hard to show the full depth of a female friendship. Showcasing two up-and-coming highly-talented actors, it's a movie that holds up well against other recent notable comedies.
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    Fletcher PowellKMUW - Wichita Public Radio
    It's certainly on the better end of the spectrum, but transcendent, it's not.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    Like its main characters Booksmart is an overachiever that knows how to have a good time.
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    Jason BestMarie Claire
    Refreshingly, the film's generous spirit extends to all its characters, whether geek or jock or cool kid. Unlike almost every other high-school movie, no one here is a mean girl in need of a comeuppance.
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