Blockers Reviews

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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.
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.
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
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.
April 6, 2018
Awkwardly tries to balance gross-out gags with tender, warm-and-fuzzy moments.
April 5, 2018
Even in a broad comedy, there's something sad at the core.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
April 5, 2018
"Blockers" is the funniest teen sex comedy since "Superbad" and a feminist raunchfest to rival "Bridesmaids."
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.
April 5, 2018
As a burlesque of parental angst and sex panic, "Blockers" possesses sharply observed moments of inspired lunacy.
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