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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Robert RotenLaramie Movie Scope
    I really liked Beanie Feldstein in Ladybird, and she is matched in this film by Kaitlyn Dever. The characters they play, and the other characters they interact with in the film are what make this an exceptional film.
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    Jill WilsonWinnipeg Free Press
    Booksmart is feminist, foul-mouthed and funny, turning the formulaic tropes of bawdy comedies inside out and giving us a couple of teen heroines who feel real and very 2019.
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    Dorothy WoodendThe Tyee (British Columbia)
    It felt decidedly new, from the pair of friends at the centre of the story to the celebration of female intelligence, ambition and loyalty.
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    Rob ThomasCapital Times (Madison, WI)
    Franklin's voice fills the room. Nearly a half-century later, many audience members will feel just as carried away.
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    Edward PorterSunday Times (UK)
    As for the film's own balance between conscientious goals and living for kicks, it's neatly done. The depiction of the pair's friendship is believable and good-spirited in a way that recalls Lady Bird...
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    ...witty, raucous, perfectly played and eventually packs an emotional wallop.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    In some ways, youth never changes. But it always feels fresh.
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    Bruce R. MillerSioux City Journal
    Booksmart already stands as the best comedy of summer. It'll be interesting to see if anything can remotely come close to dethroning it.
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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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    Ken EisnerGeorgia Straight
    This fun, fast-moving film is a directorial debut for Olivia Wilde, who helped polish a script kicking around for a decade-one written by four women, not to the detriment of its general cohesion and frequent hilarity.
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