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Booksmart Reviews

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June 5, 2019
Forgive me if I'm bored by this... Politics somewhat aside, the comedy teens need today certainly isn't a fairy tale about a good-natured struggle to the top.
July 26, 2019
A conventional story that attempts to distinguish itself from similar products through a banal accumulation of excesses, provocations, artifice and extravagances. [Full review in Spanish]
July 19, 2019
Booksmart is sometimes fun and enjoyable but it could have been much sharper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2019
There's a lot of political window dressing for a movie that's almost studiously unpolitical. Name dropping Malala in a teen sex romp seems a bit much.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 24, 2019
The strong chemistry between actors Dever and Feldstein sparks the movie... On the other hand, Booksmart fails at the funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 27, 2019
Witless, tedious, shallow and unfunny. Booksmart wants you to laugh at someone being vomited on. Ah, Bartleby! Ah, humanity!
Full Review | Original Score: 5.420420
May 22, 2019
Its substance is scantly developed, its clear and simple premise dismayingly oversimplified. Despite the emotional authenticity of the protagonists' dilemma, their journey comes off as a fantasy.
May 31, 2019
A muddled message delivered in a film that is basically flat as far as comedy is concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
May 24, 2019
Booksmart too often seems dutiful and assiduous, as if its makers had simply followed a manual listing the proper, righteous bromides for the characters to speak. In this time-condensed rumspringa, nothing offensive, troubling, or surprising happens.
May 23, 2019
Aside from the acting and very sporadic flashes of true wit, it's one movie that viewers would be smart to avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 12, 2019
Booksmart makes up for its somewhat conventional plot with its original spin on the party film genre, updating and flipping old tropes on their heads.
July 24, 2019
Booksmart doesn't want to make fun out of the nerds, and it has no interest in lecturing young audiences about sex, school, and prioritising one's education. It tells you it's okay to make mistakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 13, 2019
There's book-smart, then there's life-smart. BFFs Amy and Molly have nailed the first ask. Now, the night before their high-school graduation, they're playing catch-up with the second.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2019
The film's not perfect but if this is the next step in the grand tradition of high-school movies, then it's in good hands.
June 4, 2019
Hands down, the funniest high school comedy since "Superbad".
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 30, 2019
That's what makes the movie powerful: Instead of watching Amy and Molly "poor me" themselves to death, we see them recalibrate and continue on their missions.
May 24, 2019
...whatever troubles the film has are small, particularly in comparison to the charm and sincerity Molly and Amy share and invite the audience to partake in.
May 25, 2019
Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever deliver on the laughs and beautifully pull at your heart strings in this coming-of-age comedy.
May 23, 2019
Booksmart delivers a fresh and relevant take on high school in 2019 and does so with wit, ease, and a whole lot of love.
July 11, 2019
Undoubtedly one of this year's best, I implore audiences to use their smarts and see this film instantly. And then see it again.
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