Booksmart

critic Reviews

97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score97%
  • 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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    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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    Hannah WoodheadLittle White Lies
    A solid debut for Wilde, but really puts Dever and Feldstein on the map.
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    Ricardo GallegosPólvora
    A poem to friendship and a celebration of the new generations. [Full review in Spanish]
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    CJ SheuReview Film Review
    It feels fresh and original, mostly because it does well the postmodern trick of mixing and matching old forms.
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    Brent McKnightThe Last Thing I See
    Olivia Wilde and company take something we've seen before, adjust the perspective just enough to make it fresh, and with sharp focus and fabulous leads, deliver a new high school classic.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    Booksmart is a sharp, hilarious and, as it progresses, very touching coming-of-age film.
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