Reviews

Mar 13, 2020
John Cena, playing against his tough-guy persona, steals the show as the most sensitive parent.
Nov 16, 2018
A lot of the credit for Blockers turning the regressive tropes of the raunchy comedy genre on their head goes to director Kay Cannon...
Aug 27, 2018
Blockers reminds us, albeit comically, that socially and culturally, we have a long way to go when judging boys and girl equally, sexually.
Apr 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.
Apr 25, 2018
A smart, super raunchy comedy with cast chemistry that's through the roof. Kay Cannon makes her feature directorial debut with a film that boasts a winning ratio of laughs and heart.
Apr 9, 2018
Mining uptightness for all its comic potential, Blockers comes down, proudly, on the side of the unblocked.
Apr 6, 2018
Blockers is a really funny motion picture. Better, it's also an emotionally authentic one, that combination making this comedy something of a minor sensation I'm certain to be watching again soon.
Apr 6, 2018
Blockers may not be the most evolved film out there, but it has a sneaky streak of feminism.
Apr 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.
Apr 6, 2018
Kay Cannon's big-hearted, empowering comedy has no patience for sexist double-standards.
Apr 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
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 6, 2018
Awkwardly tries to balance gross-out gags with tender, warm-and-fuzzy moments.
Apr 5, 2018
As comedies go, it's pretty standard fare. But its characters and performances keep it light on its feet, even when the writing gets clunky.
Apr 5, 2018
Even in a broad comedy, there's something sad at the core.
Apr 5, 2018
The main reason it all works is that the cast is as charming as all get out. They all work well with each other to the point that, at the risk of overselling, the film feels like a mix of Love, Simon and Lady Bird.
Apr 5, 2018
The film is socially progressive in tone, but delivers the big, broad hijinks of a Seth Rogen movie.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.