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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
September 24, 2019
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...
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
December 6, 2019
Olivia Wilde's directorial debut is a brilliant teen comedy for the ages.
December 16, 2019
Booksmart already stands as the best comedy of summer. It'll be interesting to see if anything can remotely come close to dethroning it.
November 21, 2019
Every now and then, a movie comes along that is so of its time that it comes to define its time.
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
September 16, 2019
Everything about Booksmart feels alive and exciting and invincible, kinda like how being a teen feels.
September 11, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
June 4, 2019
(Written by Luke Walpole) Much like its characters, Booksmart gets straight As. As uproarious as it is heartfelt, it's a genuinely superb coming of age film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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