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
    Aline DolinhBitch Media
    Though it really shouldn't be at this point in time, it's exhilarating to see a film centered on teenage girls... Yet to champion the film as a universal reflection of teenage girldom rather than a highly specific fantasy also does it a disservice.
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    Rachel Vorona CoteBitch Media
    With elegant clarity, Booksmart demonstrates how certain experiences can feel colossal and of walloping import even when we know we're waiting for something else-something we can't possibly fathom.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    ...witty, raucous, perfectly played and eventually packs an emotional wallop.
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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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    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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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    It sounds like such a cliche but you will literally laugh and cry, and flash back to your own teenage days with fondness, not horror.
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    Cate YoungThirty, Flirty + Film
    "Booksmart is a movie about friendship, but it's also about how friendships grow and change as the people within them do as well."
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Michael J. CaseyMichael J. Cinema
    A veritable grab-bag of high school movie conventions cranked up to 11.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Alex BentleyCultureMap
    Booksmart is a mostly sweet film that works hard to show the full depth of a female friendship. Showcasing two up-and-coming highly-talented actors, it's a movie that holds up well against other recent notable comedies.
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    Fletcher PowellKMUW - Wichita Public Radio
    It's certainly on the better end of the spectrum, but transcendent, it's not.
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