Good Boys

critic Reviews

80% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score80%
  • Good Boys is undermined by an eagerness to repeatedly indulge in profane humor, but its appealing cast and ultimately thoughtful message often shine through.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Andrea GronvallChicago Reader
    Overall the movie delivers on its premise.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    Some of this is fun and inventive, some of it repetitive and feeble, especially the heavy emphasis on the naivety of the protagonists and the hopelessness of their attempts at cool.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This might be my favorite studio comedy of the year.
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    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    Mostly, the story is just scant scaffolding on which to hang cheerfully crass jokes about Stranger Things, anal beads, and cocaine. But it's a winning showcase...
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The movie's charm comes from its ability to conjure up the innocence of the twilight of childhood; its humor arises from the adult perspective of certain not-so-innocent things. Good Boys may not be for everyone but my funny bone was tickled.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    For all its wacky, gross-out, shock-ya humor, Good Boys has a lot of heart.
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    Patrick McDonaldHollywoodChicago.com
    'Good Boys' misses its mark, but manages to land in the end.
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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    It's very funny, very raunchy...it's nothing you haven't seen before, but the jokes are delivered with freshness...the shock value is crazy...
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    Tessa SmithMama's Geeky
    Good Boys is funny and cute -- but ends up being just an OK version of Superbad. Worth a watch, but don't expect much.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Neal PollackBook & Film Globe
    Multiracial and shot through with conversations about "consent," Good Boys doesn't offend in the contemporary sense. But like every other mainstream studio comedy, it's shot through with class blindness.
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