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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    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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    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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    Kristen EvansThe New Republic
    It's more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it's a little more Bridesmaids than Lady Bird...a success on [its] own terms...
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    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    The film is peppered with jokes-some highly clever, some merely raunchy, as the genre demands-but it also has a beating heart.
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    Erin KeaneSalon.com
    Booksmart puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age night-of comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer.
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    Shaun AlexanderFlip Screen
    "With such a fully formed debut, it's hard not to fall in love with Booksmart. It offers laughs, tears and heart by the bucket-load"
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    Charles KoplinskiReel Talk with Chuck and Pam
    In the end, this is a movie you end up liking despite its faults.
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    Casey CiprianiBustle
    A movie like Booksmart comes along to remind us that we were actually heroes, no matter what group we belonged to.
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    Shah ShahidBlank Page Beatdown
    And Booksmart is incredibly smart to use a similar concept to tell a story that is much more at ease with itself, without trying to force a narrative.
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