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Operating under the assumption that by procuring alcohol for an upcoming party they will finally be able to break their longstanding losing streak with the fairer sex, socially inept high school seniors Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill) set out to secure the adult beverages that could get them off of the geek list before they even attend college orientation. Evan is a bright young student whose outward sweetness belies his suffocating fear of heading off to college without his lifelong best friend Seth -- a hormone-driven mischief-maker who wasn't accepted to the same school as… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Superbad is a movie about partying and getting wasted and getting the girl, but as the night wears on, much wisdom is gained too, about self, friendship and the end of teenage innocence in all its wondrous, terrifying splendor."
‑ Scott Foundas, Village Voice
"This is the funniest picture since Borat, and more emotionally nuanced than you would expect."
‑ Tom Charity,
"Beneath the swearing and the tampon jokes lies a sweet-hearted tale of three chums celebrating the end of their carefree high-school days."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"The affable trajectory covers enough guffaws to balance out the flattest visuals this side of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The comic-duo of Jonah Hill and Michael Cera reminded me of an immature, foul-mouthed Laurel & Hardy."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"What makes the film so appealing is the disconnect between what comes from the mouths of these hormone-addled pups and what's going on in their heads, where they're still clinging desperately to the innocence they're leaving behind."
‑ Bob Mondello,
"'Superbad' at its best goes right through knockabout to land in deliciously obscene places - notably a staggering succession of doodles in which tumescent cocks take on various extraordinary guises."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"It's a simple tale about two horny kids not only on a quest for vodka, beer and sticky fumbling, but they're looking to find themselves in the process. I'll be damned if there's many people left in the cinema afterwards who won't relate to that."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Like all Apatow productions, it's far too long but it has a winning combination of cleverly crude humor and genuine sweetness."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"even if Superbad's not much more than a teen comedy, it's the best teen comedy to come out in at least a decade. There's no shame in that."
‑ Sean Gandert, Paste Magazine
"[Cera] has some of the best comic timing of anyone working in film today, a precocious sense of the awkward pauses and misread cues in which social panic resides."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"A critical mass of these kinds of flicks argues for a new subgenre: "nerdsploitation.""
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Honest goodwill, fond observational detail and Greg Mottola's exuberant direction make the picture nigh on irresistible, but there are some missteps."
‑ Ryan Gilbey, Sight and Sound
"With Superbad, Rogen continues to show off his writing skills, delivering one of the most viciously funny movies since Super Troopers."
‑ Brian Gibson, Film School Rejects
"Thanks to Rogen and Apatow we can once again look forward to seeing R-rated comedies."
‑ Adam Tobias, Watertown Daily Times
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