Adventureland Reviews

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October 8, 2009
September 11, 2009
As a sweet-natured character comedy - and a subtle exercise in generic boundary-pushing - this is a real charmer.
April 6, 2009
The story is semi-autobiographical, but has a gentler touch than his prior work on Superbad, and certainly relies less on slapstick episodes.
April 6, 2009
Audiences expecting another dumb wallow will be startled, and I hope enlivened, by this movie's core of feeling.
April 3, 2009
The youths of Superbad were a little bit younger, a little more likable, their dirty-virgin wit more hilarious [than in Adventureland].
April 3, 2009
Adventureland isn't as clever as Kicking, and not nearly as hilarious as Superbad, but it's still a sweet little memory ache, a Proustian cookie co-flavored with semiotics and Whitesnake.
June 6, 2019
Mottola strikes a pitch-perfect balance between drama and comedy, summing up the hopes and dreams of those in that final transitional period into the real world.
May 16, 2019
The film is a pleasant surprise -- smart, funny and tender.
December 8, 2018
Adventureland is written and directed by Greg Mottola, the director of the raunchy bromance Superbad, but with this film, he has given us something more personal and, at the same time, more universal.
January 2, 2018
It's the opposite of the Hollywood dream that you never let go.In this case the big, gaudy ambition turn out to be empty and pointless.
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