• R, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Greg Mottola
    In Theaters:
    Aug 17, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 4, 2007
  • Sony Pictures/Columbia


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Superbad Reviews

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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 3, 2013
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.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 3, 2013
Ali Gray

It's a simple tale about two horny kids not only on a quest for vodka, beer and sticky fumbling, but they're looking to find themselves in the process. I'll be damned if there's many people left in the cinema afterwards who won't relate to that.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 4/5

November 3, 2012
Ryan Gilbey
Sight and Sound

Honest goodwill, fond observational detail and Greg Mottola's exuberant direction make the picture nigh on irresistible, but there are some missteps.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

July 6, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

The affable trajectory covers enough guffaws to balance out the flattest visuals this side of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Like all Apatow productions, it's far too long but it has a winning combination of cleverly crude humor and genuine sweetness.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

April 3, 2009
Bob Mondello
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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.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 18, 2008
Brian Gibson
Film School Rejects

With Superbad, Rogen continues to show off his writing skills, delivering one of the most viciously funny movies since Super Troopers.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A

October 18, 2008
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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[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.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

September 22, 2008
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

The comic-duo of Jonah Hill and Michael Cera reminded me of an immature, foul-mouthed Laurel & Hardy.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 8/10

September 4, 2008
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

even if Superbad's not much more than a teen comedy, it's the best teen comedy to come out in at least a decade. There's no shame in that.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine

July 31, 2008
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times

Thanks to Rogen and Apatow we can once again look forward to seeing R-rated comedies.

Full Review Source: Watertown Daily Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 22, 2008

a fresh air

| Original Score: 3.5/4

April 24, 2008
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

Raunchy enough, but it lacks some of the subtle wit and verbal sophistication that has always distinguished Apatow's finest comedies.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 10, 2008
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

Audiences who've laughed their asses off at Rogen's other work will be pleased to know that Superbad is not just another teen movie.

Full Review Source: Washington City Paper

March 6, 2008
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette

The thing that saves Superbad from being a profane waste of time is its urbane intelligence and above all, bracing honesty.

Full Review Source: Colorado Springs Gazette | Original Score: 6/10

February 28, 2008
Simon Thompson
Heart 106.2

Although the cop characters run out of steam a bit towards the end, the metrosexual relationship between the leads stays fresh all the way through. Brilliant.

Full Review Source: Heart 106.2 | Original Score: 9/10

January 22, 2008
Kevin A. Ranson

... a humanizing comedy built around the coming-of-age absurdity of actually getting whatever it is you think you want.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 3.5/4.0

January 16, 2008
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Maybe I would have been better off seeing Superbad before it became an instant cult classic.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 43/100

January 12, 2008
Tom Charity
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This is the funniest picture since Borat, and more emotionally nuanced than you would expect.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 4, 2008
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