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.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Matthew St. ClairCinema Sentries
    An astonishing coming-of-age story that hardly goes by the books and honestly, it's hard to believe that this is Olivia Wilde's directing debut.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    Olivia Wilde is a tour-de-force of filmmaking.
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    Jason FraleyWTOP (Washington, D.C.)
    Olivia Wilde directs the teen actresses with flair in a somewhat overhyped coming-of-age flick that falls short of recent gems like "Eighth Grade" and "Lady Bird."
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    Andrew GaudionTHN
    A wonderful celebration of not just female friendship, but of a generation that's smart, cool and open to progression and inclusivity.
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