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Blockers Reviews

April 26, 2018
But it's really the parents who take center stage in [Blockers] this raunchy and fitfully quite funny directorial debut Kay Cannon, which plumbs plenty of warm hugs from the idea of parental angst about their kids leaving the nest.
April 9, 2018
Mining uptightness for all its comic potential, Blockers comes down, proudly, on the side of the unblocked.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 6, 2018
On a positive note, this will probably best be remembered for giving the lusty trio of female offspring the ultimate power of post-formal hotel room-veto.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 6, 2018
Cannon is dialed into how a teen girl prepping for what's, till then, the most memorable night of her life is no passive victim - she's a peak control freak
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 6, 2018
A generational clash as old as time-the parents who think of themselves as progressive and cool, versus their mortified children who view them as anything but.
April 6, 2018
It's a reliable laugh machine that features enough jabs at contemporary mores, alongside a discreet social conscience and some successfully female-centric comedy, that it rises above the inevitable chug-and-vomit jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2018
Awkwardly tries to balance gross-out gags with tender, warm-and-fuzzy moments.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 5, 2018
Even in a broad comedy, there's something sad at the core.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
April 5, 2018
The film is socially progressive in tone, but delivers the big, broad hijinks of a Seth Rogen movie.
April 5, 2018
What derails "Blockers" in the end is a curious lack of imagination, an inability to think beyond the raunch-com genre's most sentimental clichés.
April 5, 2018
Beneath the whacking, smutty, in-your-face teen sex farce, Blockers is a mature, thoughtful exploration of parental responsibility and the capacity of burgeoning adults to navigate life's difficult choices.
April 5, 2018
This raunchy teen sex comedy radically places teen girls in the driver's seat of their own sexual agency, but it never sacrifices the dumb, weird or gross moments that make the genre what it is - be that for better or for worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2018
It's that rare teen sex comedy that successfully crosses the generational divide between younger and older adults. A sequel set in college seems likely and might actually be worth looking forward to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2018
At this point, the drunk-night-out genre has become a never-ending game of Mad Libs. This time the blanks are lazily filled in with "high school senior girls," "sex pact" and "helicopter parents."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 5, 2018
It's passably diverting.
April 5, 2018
Although the movie's foremost goal is to deliver big laughs, it gets points for taking seriously the trauma of parents who, after nurturing and caring for their children over an 18-year period, are forced to let go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2018
The teenage girls act, and interact, like human beings on planet Earth, fully free of the nagging John Hughesian archetypes of "babe" or "wallflower" or "uptight scold."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2018
"Blockers" is the funniest teen sex comedy since "Superbad" and a feminist raunchfest to rival "Bridesmaids."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2018
Debuting director Kay Cannon gives a femcentric spin to this raunchcom about three high school girls who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. WWE champ John Cena as one of the parents who try to block the plan is the movie's comedy MVP.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2018
As a burlesque of parental angst and sex panic, "Blockers" possesses sharply observed moments of inspired lunacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2018
Not every joke is a home run, but the jokes keep coming, and more than a few times, they're hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2018
Cannon and her cast keep us laughing enough to hang in for a satisfying takeaway: It's only natural for the 'rents to worry. Sometimes, though, teens know themselves better than their folks suspect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
April 5, 2018
Blockers is about as funny and heartfelt as studio comedies get (which isn't meant as a backhanded compliment), while smart and insightful enough to double as a guide to raising teenage girls.
April 5, 2018
A third-generation Judd Apatow dupe: a little raunch, a lot of sentimentality - some of which even feels genuine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2018
Pretty much everyone in Blockers, right down to one-joke supporting characters, is at least amusing and good-hearted-and maybe, as the movie winds down, just a little too quick to make nice.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 3, 2018
Blockers, on the surface, sticks very much to the formula - even the prom setting is very been there, done that. But it's subversive in these little details, and the resolution is genuinely touching.
April 2, 2018
Teen sex is a complicated issue, darn it, and the movie's whiplash-like uncertainty in tone proves the point. At least it has well-meaning fun along the way.
April 2, 2018
Sure, showing that girls can be as horny and impulsive and raunchy as guys isn't exactly the most radical statement. But when it's done this well, it certainly is a welcome change-up.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 2, 2018
The absurdity of the parents' intervention gets symbolic weight from the deftly destructive physical comedy that they have to endure.
March 12, 2018
It's the little, almost imperceptible twists to the story that make Blockers a worthy entry into the teen sex comedy canon, most notably that girls and women are funny and can play more than the killjoy or the babe.
March 11, 2018
There are some decent ideas for a comedy in Blockers, and some very funny scenes from a cast with rock-solid comic timing, but the movie was either rewritten one too many times or one too few.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 11, 2018
Cannon's first feature stands out because the genre has so rarely received a woman's touch, and it's evident in the way the movie pokes fun at masculinity by making it irrelevant.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 11, 2018
Blockers imagines a world in which teens, left to their own devices, are competent to make their own choices, and in which girls stand a fair chance of not regretting their first sexual experiences.
March 11, 2018
"Blockers" isn't really about these girls losing their virginity. It's about how they seize control of their destinies, one triumphantly lewd zinger at a time.