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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    Aly CavinessMidwest Film Journal
    Olivia Wilde's directorial debut is a brilliant teen comedy for the ages.
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    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    Every now and then, a movie comes along that is so of its time that it comes to define its time.
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    Diego BatlleOtroscines.com
    A vertiginous comedy of entanglements, existential anguish, initiation rituals and feminine empowerment. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Asia FreyLagniappe (Mobile, AL)
    "Booksmart" is a genuinely moving story as well.
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    Federico FurzanCinelipsis
    Booksmart is funny, intelligent, and relevant comedy. It's just what we didn't know we needed. [Full review in Spanish].
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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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    Jason Di RossoABC News (Australia)
    Booksmart, instead, wraps its main characters in cotton wool. And despite one romantic awakening that's handled well but is best experienced without any forewarning, the script's curve balls lack impact...
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    Rob GonsalveseFilmCritic.com
    In the current moment it feels like an oasis and a hug.
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    Jaime DavisMoviejawn
    Everything about Booksmart feels alive and exciting and invincible, kinda like how being a teen feels.
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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    While Booksmart may seem like the typical teenager, high school, coming of age story, there is so much underneath the surface that anyone who watches it can take something away from the film.
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