Superbad (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2007
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Deftly balancing vulgarity and sincerity while placing its protagonists in excessive situations, Superbad is an authentic take on friendship and the overarching awkwardness of the high school experience.

Scott Foundas
Village Voice

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.

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Tom Charity

This is the funniest picture since Borat, and more emotionally nuanced than you would expect.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Yes, Superbad is a boy's story, so a certain perspective should be expected, and it's not the cheerful filth that bothers me, nor even the conventional morality; it's the paternalism.

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Bob Mondello

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.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

'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.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

... the love child of American Pie and Dazed and Confused.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

[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.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

A critical mass of these kinds of flicks argues for a new subgenre: "nerdsploitation."

Chris Knight
National Post

Beneath the swearing and the tampon jokes lies a sweet-hearted tale of three chums celebrating the end of their carefree high-school days.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I laughed all thru this fun movie. Movies like this I generally dont like but had a blast watching this one.
Tyler Robertson
Who would've thought that a movie like this would be one of the best films of 2007? Superbad stars Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse… More
Jens S.
Even though kids trying to get drunk and laid is far from being my favorite genre of comedies I have to admit this had quite a few good laughs. It exceeded its… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Superb acting and a smart and hilarious script make Superbad a modern day classic. There is never a dull moment, never a time when you stop caring about the… More
Chris Weber
This takes a page from Sixteen Candles, updates it for 2007, and elevates it to the max in this hysterical and heartfelt tale about some losers trying to have… More
Adriel Lim
Pretty good, high school fun, with a nice say about honest living, really. It's got a heart!