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.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Aline DolinhBitch Media
    Though it really shouldn't be at this point in time, it's exhilarating to see a film centered on teenage girls... Yet to champion the film as a universal reflection of teenage girldom rather than a highly specific fantasy also does it a disservice.
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    Rachel Vorona CoteBitch Media
    With elegant clarity, Booksmart demonstrates how certain experiences can feel colossal and of walloping import even when we know we're waiting for something else-something we can't possibly fathom.
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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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    Michael Cubythem.
    A breakout moment for stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever, as well as for first-time director Olivia Wilde, Booksmart is utterly hilarious.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Keith GarlingtonKeith & the Movies
    The screenplay was put together by a team of four writers whose apparent aspirations to be “Superbad 2.0” overtakes the meaningful story at the film’s core.
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    Brian EggertDeep Focus Review
    Although Booksmart doesn't break new ground or redefine the genre of teen comedies, its treatment of the material resonates enough that Generation Z will undoubtedly cling to the movie for years to come.
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    David GonzalezReel Talk Inc.
    Along with great directorial choices, the films two great performances provide tons of chemistry and a lot of laughs and should be the start of cinephiles gaining anticipation for any film directed by Olivia Wilde.
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